Crucial v4 256GB reviews

14 customer reviews

This hard drive is a good all rounder.

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7.9 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
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Steve, Hull IT Professional

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install if you have the additional metal fitting for 3.5 inch drive bays.
Running this drive on both Windws & 64bit and a WinXP 32 systems on OLD machines (SATA II interface) I'm seeing real life results somewhere in the region of 200-250 MB READ, 50-70 MB write speeds on both machines after a number of optomisation tweaks. Although I'm sure it would run MUCH faster using SATA III interface, but again these are OLD machines and have given them a new lease of life thanks to this SSD HD.
Bad points:
It would be nice if HD cloning software was recommend or provided. I used Clonezilla as it's free and in many ways better than Norton Ghost for example which is pricey!
I cloned the drives, the originals where larger (500GB) so cloning on to a smaller drive was an issue, but no big deal if you know how. Again it would be nice to be shipped with cloning software.
On a SATA II laptop where I have a Momentus XT 500BG hybrid SSD (4GB NAND) I have higher write speeds of the V4 at 90 MB Write! and 145 MB READ. So the Momentus seems to perform better at write. A bit disapointing seen as though these are full SSDs, but I am still very happy with the purchase. Although for older machines I'd recommend the Momentus XT overall. Newer machines definately the V4!

Please note I only gave 5 for both reliability and performance as these V4s were fitted to OLD machines which have slow motherboards/other hardware and I have yet to see if they are reliable - time will tell.
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2012

Jeffrey, Brigg Retired

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Quick and easy to install and setup and seems to improved the bootup and running of my laptop quiet a lot and silent running.
Great Job.
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Nov 2012

Ken, New Forest IT Professional

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install
Bad points:
You need to add more software and configuration to get the best speed out of it but apart from that good purchase.
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Oct 2012

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Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 256
Interface SATA II
Interface SATA 300
Speed RPM 3000

Also known as: CRUCIAL V4 256GB


Manufacturer's Description

Crucial SSDs: consistently faster speeds
Unlike other SSDs on the market, Crucial SSDs treat all data the same, regardless of whether it’s compressed or uncompressed. This is important because the files most people use everyday – videos, mp3s, advanced graphics files and zip files – are compressed files and thus unable to be compressed any further. While many SSDs on the market achieve faster speeds by acting as a sort of file compressor, many of the most common file types can’t be compressed, resulting in SSDs that often deliver drastically slower speeds than originally advertised. With the advanced technology of a Crucial SSD, however, you’ll never have this problem!

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