Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD1CCA (256 GB)

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Item 7779: Crucial m4 256GB CT256M4SSD1CCA
BrandCrucial
Familym4
PartCT256M4SSD1CCA
Size256 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerMarvell 88SS9174
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Warranty3 years limited

Award-winning quality. Award-winning performance. The award-winning Crucial m4 SSD delivers powerful performance gains for SATA 6Gb/s systems. Designed to empower your system, the Crucial m4 SSD offers faster application load times, faster boot times, and increased durability compared to a traditional hard drive. The results speak for themselves: blazing-fast sequential read speeds of up to 500 MB/s -- for any file type.

Cutting-edge technology. Quality component testing. Built with advanced controller technology, Micron proprietary firmware and high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, the Crucial m4 SSD is engineered to deliver consistent, blazing-fast SSD performance. From the extensive research and development that led to its ultimate design, to the hours of testing and validation spent on each NAND component, to rigorous compatibility testing in the Crucial Performance Labs to ensure component functionality, the Crucial m4 SSD is built to last. (crucial.com)

Features

  • Integrated 8-channel single chip Controller
  • Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) command set
  • RAID Support
  • Average Access Time < 0.1 ms
  • Data Reliability: Built-in EDC/ECC
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 89.95 2.85
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 99.99 2.56
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 134.29 1.91
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 149.99 1.71
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 150.00 1.71
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 5 209.99 1.22
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 239.99 1.07
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 272.40 0.94
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 302.89 0.85
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 429.95 0.60
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 449.99 0.57
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 529.00 0.48
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 569.89 0.45
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 599.98 0.43
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 599.99 0.43
Cavalry Pelican Elite CASD0256P2 JMicron JMF602 SATA 256 1 695.52 0.37
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 0.00

Manufacturer's Specs

General
IncludesData Transfer Kit (CD & USB Cable)
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
Physical
Height7mm

External links

Crucial m4 Reviews & Benchmarks

TechSpot - Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB SSD Review - Sept. 19, 2012
TweakTown - Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB Solid State Drive Review - Aug. 6, 2012
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 - May 8, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: April 2012 - April 26, 2012
ThinkComputers - Crucial M4 256GB Solid State Drive Review - 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 - Dec. 21, 2011
Guru3D - Crucial M4 128GB SSD review - Dec. 21, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: November 2011 - Nov. 23, 2011
Hot Hardware - Corsair Force GT 240GB & Crucial M4 SSD Update - Nov. 11, 2011
eTeknix - Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB Solid State Drive Review - Nov. 7, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: October 2011 - Oct. 14, 2011
AnandTech - The Crucial m4 SSD Update: Faster with FW0009 - Aug. 31, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: August 2011 - Aug. 26, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: July 2011 - July 18, 2011
PureOverclock - Crucial m4 256GB - July 14, 2011
Hot Hardware - SATA III SSD Round-Up: OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Crucial - July 12, 2011
TweakTown - Crucial m4 128GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive Review - June 27, 2011
HEXUS - Crucial 128GB m4 SSD review - June 7, 2011
KitGuru - Crucial M4 256GB SSD Review (C400) - June 6, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: May 2011 - May 31, 2011
Benchmark Reviews - Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 SSD Processor - May 16, 2011
Register Hardware - Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD - May 12, 2011
Benchmark Reviews - Crucial m4 Solid State Drive Tests - April 20, 2011
Register Hardware - Seven SSD sizzlers - April 7, 2011
Hardware Heaven - Crucial m4 256GB SSD Review - March 28, 2011

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