Tuesday, April 26th 2011

Crucial m4 SSD with Higher Capacities and Faster Performance Now Available

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the immediate availability of Crucial m4 solid-state drives in capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB. Designed for both business customers and general consumers, the Crucial m4 SSD product line incorporates Micron's industry-leading 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash technology in a 2.5" form factor. Like its Crucial RealSSD C300 predecessor, the Crucial m4 also supports the SATA 6Gb/s interface, opening up the data path between the host processor and the SSD, and resulting in improved overall system responsiveness, including faster boot times and application loads.

The new Crucial m4 SSD reaches read speeds of up to 415 MB/second, a 17 percent increase over its predecessor. Likewise, write speeds on the new 512GB capacity have demonstrated increases up to 260MB/s, a 20 percent boost over the fastest C300 drive1. Ideal for client computing, Crucial m4 SSD products provide benefits for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and industrial applications, including low power consumption, lightweight construction, and resistance to shock and vibration.
"The new Crucial m4 SSD builds on the enormous success of its predecessor, the Crucial RealSSD C300. As a subsidiary of Micron Technology, we're in the unique position of leveraging Micron's NAND development and manufacturing expertise for our Crucial branded SSDs," said Robert Wheadon, worldwide senior product manager. "These next-generation m4 SSDs offer customers higher capacities and even greater performance at affordable prices."

Competitively priced at US$129.99 for a 64GB SSD; US$249.99 for a 128GB SSD; US$499.99 for a 256GB SSD; and US$999.99 for a 512GB SSD, the Crucial m4 SSD product line is backed by a three-year warranty and available now at www.crucial.com/ssd, or through leading channel partners worldwide.
  • Next-generation Crucial m4 SSD – the successor to the award-winning Crucial RealSSD C300 – is now available worldwide.
  • Ideal for business customers and general consumers, the Crucial m4 incorporates Micron
  • Technology's 25nm NAND flash design and innovations.
  • Capacities range from 64GB to 512GB in a 2.5" form factor.
  • Supports SATA 6Gb/s interface, and achieves read speeds up to 415MB/second and write speeds up to 260MB/s.
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6 Comments on Crucial m4 SSD with Higher Capacities and Faster Performance Now Available

#1
tigger
I'm the only one
Bootiful, just bootiful, the bernard matthews seal of approval.
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#2
ironwolf
Just FYI, according to the PDF specs, all four capacities carry the 415MB/s read speed, only the 256GB and 512GB carry the write speed of 260MB/s. Write speed on the 64GB is 95MB/s and the 128GB is 175MB/s. Guess they didn't want to mention that in that PR?
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#3
Velvet Wafer
ironwolf said:
Just FYI, according to the PDF specs, all four capacities carry the 415MB/s read speed, only the 256GB and 512GB carry the write speed of 260MB/s. Write speed on the 64GB is 95MB/s and the 128GB is 175MB/s. Guess they didn't want to mention that in that PR?
they did mention it, but very hidden and scarcely:
Supports SATA 6Gb/s interface, and achieves read speeds up to 415MB/second and write speeds up to 260MB/s.
;)
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#4
sy5tem
that way too expensive still!
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#5
bogie
Pales in comparison to the new OCZ Vertex 3.

I would like to see a review of these drives compared, 120gb and 240gb versions.
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#6
happita
bogie said:
Pales in comparison to the new OCZ Vertex 3.

I would like to see a review of these drives compared, 120gb and 240gb versions.
I agree. I forsee OCZ making quite a bit on those Vertex 3's and will probably be a shortage due to demand because of the speeds they carry AND the price. I thought 25nm manufacturing process was supposed to decrease the price of new generation SSDs? I guess not with a few select brands....not just talking about Intel here.
But doesn't OCZ have overprovisioning on those Vertex 3's? So your talking about around another 10GB lost depending on the size you want to get :(
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