Crucial M4 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Extras!!!

HDTach V.

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!