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/$)
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 124.29 2.06
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 259.99 1.97
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 244.99 1.96
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 139.99 1.83
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR480GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 267.95 1.79
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 142.95 1.79
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 279.99 1.71
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 150.00 1.71
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 292.49 1.64
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 295.00 1.63
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 299.59 1.60
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 159.99 1.60
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 160.78 1.59
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 305.00 1.57
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 238.96 1.51
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.00 1.50
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 189.95 1.35
Transcend SSD720 TS256GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 193.56 1.32
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 204.99 1.25
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 216.67 1.18
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT2-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 3 Gb/s 512 256 3 262.99 0.97
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 279.95 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
OCZ Petrol PTL1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 299.00 0.86
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 319.99 0.80
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 324.95 0.79
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 369.95 0.69
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 379.95 0.67
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2BAA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 379.95 0.67
Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA256/US Samsung S3C29MAX SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 379.99 0.67
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 392.55 0.65
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 399.98 0.64
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 422.70 0.61
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 456.69 0.56
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 489.99 0.52
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 499.99 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 1 673.99 0.38
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-03-30 $359.95
2014-03-18 $279.95 -40.05
2014-02-05 $320.00 -117.59
2014-01-21 $437.59 +177.60
2014-01-21 $259.99 -177.60
2014-01-14 $437.59 +99.59
2014-01-12 $338.00 -99.59
2014-01-02 $437.59 +177.60
2014-01-02 $259.99 -177.60
2014-01-01 $437.59 +179.30

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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