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Crucial 256GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

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CT256M4SSD2

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Crucial 256GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive
Discontinued

Description

The Crucial m4 offers mobile and desktop users scorching fast read and write speeds. Low power, lightweight, and durable, it empowers high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, advanced controller technology, optimized NAND management, and the SATA 6Gb/s interface. Together, that technology dramatically improves data transfers for bandwidth-demanding applications.

The best just got better.

Continuing the tradition of our award-winning solid-state drives, the Crucial m4 offers mobile and desktop users scorching-fast read and write speeds, groundbreaking SATA SSD computing, and unparalleled performance for the dollar.

Latest and greatest.

Designed for client computing, the Crucial m4 SSD delivers faster boot and application load times for mobile and desktop users alike. Low power, lightweight, and durable, it empowers high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, advanced controller technology, optimized NAND management, and the second-generation SATA 6Gb/s interface. Together, that technology dramatically improves data transfers for bandwidth-demanding applications.

Memory Experts.

Delivering on the highest quality based upon Micron's leading-edge NAND media, the Crucial brand of SSDs has long been synonymous with reliability and high performance. And because we're part of Micron, the m4 was bred and built entirely in-house. So you can rest assured you'll get one of the highest quality products available--from the company that knows memory.

Why an SSD?

SSDs provide many benefits over traditional hard drives. You'll enjoy reduced power consumption, less heat generation. Because they have no moving parts, SSDs are quiet, more lightweight, and they're rugged and reliable even in the most demanding operating environments or temperature extremes.

Guaranteed Compatible.

Crucial m4 series employ a standard hard drive interface and dimensions, so it is an easy storage upgrade for most notebooks. We guarantee compatibility.

Benefits

  • Performance--Improve boot up and application load times
  • Reliability--Withstand extreme shock and vibration
  • Compatibility--SATA 6Gb/s, backward compatible to SATA 3Gb/s
  • Quality--Crucial is a trusted name in DRAM and SSD products
  • Three Year Limited Warranty

Performance: 256GB* SATA 6Gb/s

  • Sequential READ: up to 415MB/s
  • Sequential WRITE: up to 260MB/s
  • Random 4k READ: 50K IOPS

*Some of the listed storage capacity is used for formatting and other purposes and is not available for data storage. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes. 1Typical I/O performance numbers as measured using Iometer with a queue depth of 32 and write cache enabled. Iometer measurements are performed on a 8GB span. 4k transfers used for Read/Write latency values. System variations may affect measured results.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Crucial m4 - solid state drive - 256 GB - SATA 6Gb/s
Type
Solid state drive - internal
Capacity
256 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type
Multi-level cell (MLC)
Form Factor
2.5" x 1/8H
Interface
Serial ATA-600
Features
S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
70 mm x 101 mm x 9.5 mm
Weight
75 g
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
Solid state drive - internal
Capacity
256 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type
Multi-level cell (MLC)
Form Factor
2.5" x 1/8H
Interface
Serial ATA-600
Features
S.M.A.R.T.
Width
70 mm
Depth
101 mm
Height
9.5 mm
Weight
75 g

Performance

Internal Data Rate
500 MBps (read) / 260 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read
45000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
50000 IOPS

Reliability

MTBF
1,200,000 hours

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x Serial ATA-600 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays
1 x internal - 2.5" x 1/8H

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards
UL, FCC, RoHS

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
3 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
70 °C
Shock Tolerance
1500 g @ 1ms (operating) / 1500 g @ 1ms (non-operating)

Customer reviews

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Crucial 256GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive
5.0 3
£163.77
Crucial 256GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive
Crucial 256GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 19/06/2013
5 5

Bought this drive to replace the HDD in a Asus laptop which runs 24\7, the original drive was quickly copied using Paragon Disk Copy.

The SSD was copied, the old HDD removed and new SSD installed within an hour and ready to roll.

I haven't timed the boot up, but it's quick to say the least, probably around the 10 - 15 second mark, and so far everything is running smoothly, and faster.

For the price, I would recommend this to anyone who is toying with the idea of moving over to an SSD.

I am actually thinking of getting another one to fit in my main PC, although I might hang on a bit and buy one with a slightly larger capacity.

Overall, Excellent Drive, Great value, and very fast.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Top rate drive
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 13/03/2013
5 5

Totally rate this drive, bought it to replace an almost full 30GB one that I used for my c drive before. Haven't benchmarked but it's pretty nifty, installed Win 7 in about 20 minutes from clean which to me is pretty impressive. Can't comment on noise as I also have 1TB drive alongside it Would recommend, and would definitely buy one if I needed a new hard drive for another pc. As previously stated it requires a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter for a standard desktop but they're easy to come by (try 7XXKTB00 on dabs)

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Excellent SSD for a good price
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 04/05/2012
5 5

I don't have MB/s value but suffice to say this drive is fast. I have 256Gb as OS drive with a seperate 1TB for user data.

Windows machine boots up in seconds and no hard drive noise is welcomed.

Requires a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket to install in a desktop unit.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 

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