Dang, I really want to get my hands on an SSD this week, but the failure rate (according to reviews) is just too high on this model.
I have one of the 128gb m4's, and most of the complaints are from people that didn't update their firmware.
Older versions of the firmware had a bug that only showed up when the drive had been powered on for over 5000 hours. If you update to the firmware version 0309, you won't have that problem.
I recommend going with firmware version 0309 for now. It's a little older but very stable. Some people have had problems with the firmware after 0309, but as mentioned here: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid...d-p/113882 crucial is releasing a new firmware in mid December that will hopefully fix the problems they're having.
Last edited by frequentd; 12-03-2012 at 03:07 AM..
SSD drives are all fast. You won't notice the difference from one to the next, but you will notice the difference in reliability when your ocz or other brand craps out while Crucial M4 is top notch in reliability.
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