Thursday , 23 October 2014
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Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Extras!!!

HDTach V. 3.0.4.0

Windows 7 Experience Index

The Win7 Experience Index represents Microsofts method of rating computer systems and, more specific to our usage provides a storage evaluation which provides a rating up to 8 on the PC components and system as a whole.  Our system produce a HDD score of 7.9 out of 8 and, for the first time, we are going to pass on a bit of a Win7 secret that all can try.  It will give you detailed information about this score.

  • Go to Win Orb/All programs/Accessories and right click on the Command prompt;
  • Click Run as Administrator
  • In DOS, type winsat disk and hit enter.

If your disk is not the boot disk, the command then becomes ‘winsat disk -drive x (‘x’ being your specific drive)

Neat little trick eh?  Our results are as shown:

Although we find that the latency dips a bit, we are still seeing performance well above the advertised max of 415M

Pg1 – Introduction and M4 Characteristics

Pg2 – Benchmark Prorocol and Initial Testing

Pg3 – ATTO and AS SSD Benchmarks

Pg4 – HDTune Pro Benchmarks

Pg5 – PCMark Vantage SSD Comparisons and Conclusions

Pg6 – Review Extras!

About Les Tokar

is a technology nut and Founder of The SSD Review. His early work includes the first consumer SSD review along with MS Vista, Win 7 and SSD Optimization Guides. Les is fortunate to, not only evaluate and provide opinion on consumer and enterprise solid state storage but also, travel the world in search of new technologies and great friendships. Google+
  • Asrar Ahmed

    I’m considering buying this ssd (512gb) for my Samsung QX410-J01. It’s the cheapest ssd out there in the market, it’s a bit hard for me to digest that this ssd can outperform couple of RAID 0 ssds. What are the possibilities this ssd can fail? Surveys shows ssds have a slightly higher rate of failure compare to hdds from well known manufacturers.

    SITE RESPONSE: SSDs dont have anywhere near the same rate of failure as hard drives and this is an excellent SSD.

    • Petr Antos

      Buy it. I did the same for my little workstation dell vostro 3555 and together with 16GB ram and even lowest E2-3000M (A8-3530MX replacement ordered) it will simply fly …..

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