Crucial M4 128GB SSD Review

ATTO and x264

Crucial M4 128GB SSD Review


The write speed barely takes any time at all to run at full chat. Even with only 8kb chunks it's already racing along at 160 MB/s. Read speeds naturally need a bit larger cluster size before it can push the 300 MB/s barrier, but either way the M4 is a speedy little thing. 

Crucial M4 128GB SSD ATTO

x264 Encoding

In case you're wondering what the real world benefit of having a faster drive entails, here is a real-world example. Encoding a video file in x264 format on a i7-970 is considerably faster with the M4 handling the temporary storage during the encode than the identical test run on the relatively quick Kingston V+. The difference between 3Gpb/s and 6Gpb/s in a nutshell.

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Most Recent Comments

19-08-2011, 05:26:46

oh sweet mother of baby-cheeses!

where my tissues

issues fixed AND affordable!

i am lurved up with this

definitely a contender for my future mammoth-BD built, RAID'dQuote

19-08-2011, 08:15:57

i got the 64 gig for my os and i couldn't be happier........

well....i suppose it could be a hyperX.......Quote

19-08-2011, 13:16:26

Nice review!Quote

19-08-2011, 13:43:39

I'm considering getting the 64 gig version for my next buildQuote

19-08-2011, 15:31:28

Heck I love mine, 128GB ftw

Great drive, great speeds, and that's even when the drive fills up.

PS I updated mine (before I installed anything on it) to firmware 0002, and I've not had a single issue yet, and that's with RST running.Quote

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