Crucia M4 SSD

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  1. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone been looking at the Crucial M4 drive for their MBPs? Seems like a pretty good price right now. Any input?
     
  2. jkeekij macrumors regular

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    I have an M4 in my MBP and in my Mini and everything is great. I have not had any issues at all. I just picked up the 512GB M4 from Amazon the other day for ~$350. It was at that price for about 2 hours and then went back up to over $400, and now it is right at $400 again.
     
  3. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 128Gb Crucial M4 in my 15'' Early 2011 MBP. Haven't had any issues with it so far, I love it.
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I've had a 512gb in my late '11 17" MBP for a couple of weeks now, and haven't had a single issue with it so far.
     
  5. thespazz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet. I've heard good things about the M4, just trying to make sure before I buy it.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    put an M4 in my new macbook 9 months ago, and loving it...
     
  7. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I'm happy with mine :D

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  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Nice. Its a good drive none the less but its WRITE speeds are pathetic compared to the Samsung 830, OCZ Vertex 4 and Corsair Force GT/GS Series.

    I just did these test the other day with a 2012 13" MBP.
     

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  9. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I knew this was coming lol! Every time somebody mentions the M4 somebody tops it with a screen shot of their samsung 830 :rolleyes:
     
  10. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I'm wondering how the performance difference would parlay in real world usage. Would it be possible to tell a noticeable difference between the two drives?
     
  11. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it. There are other things to consider when choosing drives. Like needing boot camp or a windows computer to update the 830's firmware.
     
  12. spoonie1972 macrumors 6502a

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    i just picked up a 512gb version for $400cdn... hard to argue w/ the price.

    i run some pretty heavy logic audio sessions with lots of kontakt instruments and various other cpu hogs... this 'slow' ssd has changed my life.

    i haven't done any tracking with it yet - but i imagine the 200-240mg/sec write ability wont be an issue when i had no issues before with common hard drives during recording.

    while i have no doubt the samsung and current ocz drives are faster in every way, just wanted to point out that this thing, so far, has me pretty happy.

    YMMV.
     
  13. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Lol sorry. I just think the M4 is overpriced for its slow speeds. It should be priced lower imo.

    The Samsung 830 and OCZ Vertex 4 are amazing SSDs.
     
  14. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    i only get around 310 mb/s with my 830 on mid 2012 mbp (so its 6gb/s)
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  15. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Even at that, it's fast becoming the poor-man's ticket to an SSD with really decent storage capacity. Honestly, what's a 100 MB/s in real life usage anyway...

    Besides, Crucial may have a slight impact in what other SSD makers charge. Or at the very least, keep those greedy bastards in check.

    Can't argue this!
     
  16. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't make a difference in real world usage. Buy the 830 if your primary usage will be to show off benchmarks.

    Stay away from OCZ no matter the price.
     
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    Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    OCZ make killer SSDs. I've owned 5 with no issues ever. I've also seen my fair share of crucial and Samsung SSDs fail.
     
  18. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    If you really want to show off get the intel 520 550MB/s read (240GB)
    520MB/s write (240GB)
     
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  20. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I've never heard of amazon selling returned products as new, this is also illegal. Amazon has amazing service and policies.
     
  21. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Totally agree. I've ordered literally 100s of times from Amazon over the years. This comment about them reselling returned merchandise is complete nonsense.
     
  22. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    I guess that would depend on how much writing you do to the drive, compared to reading. The m4 beats the Samsung and OCZ in read speeds. For most users read speed is likely the most important parameter. If you're heavily into video editing, write speeds will have more importance, but large videos will probably be stored on external drives, so the speed difference will be of less overall importance.
     
  23. Badrottie Suspended

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    and no report about Intel SSD fail…. :apple:
     
  24. Arizor macrumors member

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    My crucial m4 512gb is running great.

    The write speeds are slower, no doubt, but I don't have to write many enormous files very often.

    I do however, have to employ the read function much more often (as I'm sure is common for most), and in this the m4 actually has the edge.

    But honestly, you're going to be hard pressed to notice much of a difference either way.

    It's a solid, reliable, speedy SSD for a good price.
     
  25. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    +1 on M4

    Going a week strong now and no issues. Write speeds are slower than the 830 but who cares. Got mine for $400 from Newegg.
     

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