Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 (256 GB)

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Item 6426: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2
BrandCrucial
FamilyM4
PartCT256M4SSD2
Size256 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerMarvell 88SS9174
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Warranty3 year
CT256M4SSD2 Reviews33 (avg: 4.4/5)
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 109.95 2.33
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR480GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 213.95 2.24
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 218.95 2.19
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 218.99 2.19
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 120.34 2.13
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 229.00 2.10
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 249.99 2.05
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 129.99 1.97
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 135.00 1.90
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 259.00 1.85
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 142.95 1.79
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 289.99 1.66
PNY Prevail SSD9SC480GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 300.79 1.60
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 313.48 1.53
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 239.99 1.50
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.88 1.49
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 195.99 1.31
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 200.00 1.28
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 219.99 1.16
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 269.00 1.12
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 236.97 1.08
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 273.77 0.94
Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA256/US Samsung S3C29MAX SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 279.99 0.91
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2BAA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 289.95 0.88
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2CCA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 289.95 0.88
OCZ Petrol PTL1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 299.00 0.86
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 299.95 0.85
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 343.51 0.75
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 375.11 0.68
Kingston SSDNow V+ 100E SVP100ES2/256G SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 3 401.00 0.64
Patriot Torqx PFZ256GS25SSDR Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 2 408.37 0.63
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 442.73 0.58
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 499.95 0.51
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 499.98 0.51
Kingston SSDNow V200 Series SV200S3/256G SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 599.95 0.43
Cavalry Pelican Elite CASD0256P2 JMicron JMF602 SATA 256 1 685.89 0.37
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35
Super Talent UltraDrive ME FTM56GX25H Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 1084.69 0.24

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-10-24 $273.77 -13.98
2014-10-23 $287.75 +112.60
2014-10-22 $175.15 -112.60
2014-10-19 $287.75 -2.24
2014-10-10 $289.99 -106.76
2014-09-30 $396.75 -23.24
2014-09-27 $419.99 +140.04
2014-09-23 $279.95 +2.25
2014-09-15 $277.70 -2.25
2014-08-13 $279.95 -140.04

Manufacturer's Specs

Performance
Sequential Readup to 415 MB/s
Sequential Writeup to 260 MB/s
Random 4K Read40,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write50,000 IOPS
Power
Active160 mW
Idle< 85 mW
Reliability
Drive Endurance72TB = 40GB per day for 5 years

Crucial CT256M4SSD2 Reviews & Benchmarks

Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: June 2012 - June 28, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: May 2012 - May 29, 2012
hardCOREware - Crucial m4 256 GB SSD Review Recommended High End Hardware - May 8, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: April 2012 - April 26, 2012
ThinkComputers - Crucial M4 256GB Solid State Drive Review (10/10) Recommended Award - April 22, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: February 2012 - Feb. 28, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: January 2012 - Jan. 24, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: December 2011 - Dec. 29, 2011
Bjorn3D - Crucial RealSSD C400 256GB (8.5/10) Silver Bear Award - Dec. 21, 2011
Hot Hardware - Corsair Force GT 240GB & Crucial M4 SSD Update - Nov. 11, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: August 2011 - Aug. 26, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Crucial's m4 SSD Tested At 64, 128, 256, And 512 GB - Aug. 3, 2011
PureOverclock - Crucial m4 256GB Great Hardware - July 14, 2011
Hot Hardware - SATA III SSD Round-Up: OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Crucial - July 12, 2011
KitGuru - Crucial M4 256GB SSD Review (C400) Worth Buying - June 6, 2011
TechSpot - Crucial m4 256GB SSD Review - May 27, 2011
Benchmark Reviews - Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 SSD Processor - May 16, 2011
Register Hardware - Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Recommended - May 12, 2011
Benchmark Reviews - Crucial m4 Solid State Drive Tests (8.75/10) Silver Tachometer Award - April 20, 2011
Legit Reviews - Crucial M4 / Micron C400 256GB SSD Review - April 8, 2011
Register Hardware - Seven SSD sizzlers - April 7, 2011
HEXUS - Crucial RealSSD C400 m4 256GB SSD review (3.5/5) - April 6, 2011
AnandTech - The Crucial m4 (Micron C400) SSD Review - March 31, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Crucial m4 And Intel SSD 320: The Other SSD Competitors - March 28, 2011
Hardware Heaven - Crucial m4 256GB SSD Review (10/10) Gold Award - March 28, 2011

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