|Hard Drive||128 GB|
Crucial v4 128GB SATA 3Gb/s 2.5-inch (9.5mm) Solid State Drive with Easy Desktop Install Kit CT128V4SSD2BAA
|Price:||$99.55 + $7.45 shipping|
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- Delivers substantial SSD performance for mainstream computer systems (SATA 3Gb/s capable)
- Faster start-up times, system speeds, and increased reliability compared to a hard drive
- Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models
- Compatible with PC and Mac systems
- Three-year limited warranty
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The Crucial v4 SSD
The right drive. If you bought a computer before 2011 and you’re looking to upgrade to an SSD, the Crucial v4 SSD might be just what you’re looking for. Designed to deliver substantial performance for mainstream computers, the Crucial v4 SSD was created to complement the abilities of your system. Since computers made before 2011 typically have slower data transfer capabilities than newer systems, they’re best-suited for the Crucial v4 SSD, which was built with these transfer speeds in mind.
The right performance. The Crucial v4 SSD delivers everything you’ve come to expect from our award-winning line of SSDs: faster read/write speeds, faster boot times, faster application loading times, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. We’ve taken all of our SSD expertise and fine-tuned it to deliver powerful performance for mainstream computers at an affordable price.
The right price. Why pay for performance you can’t use? To complement your system, we thought it made sense to deliver a mainstream solution that would save you money while maintaining a high level of SSD performance. Since the Crucial v4 SSD doesn’t include pricey features that cater to high-performance systems, we’re able to offer a high-quality product at an affordable price.
Crucial—quality you can depend on. Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to SSDs, and that’s no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of SSDs, our engineers work tirelessly to design, refine, and support a powerful line of SSDs?all the way down to the NAND component. From the award-winning Crucial m4 SSD to the new Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution, we continue to innovate without sacrificing what has made us great: high-quality products backed by outstanding customer service.
Crucial SSDs. Performance you can trust.
More Crucial SSD optionsThe Crucial v4 SSD
The Crucial v4 SSD delivers substantial SSD performance gains for pre-2011 systems at an affordable price.The Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution
Crucial Adrenaline boosts performance of a Windows 7 PC by up to 8 times11 Performance scores after three runs allowing active data to be cached on solid state drive. Scores may vary depending upon benchmark used and system configuration. Test setup: Intel DP67BG motherboard, Seagate Barracuda 750GB hard drive using PCMark Vantage HDD test suite.
Top Customer Reviews
I was looking to upgrade my harddrive in my desktop. I have a great, newer rig built for gaming and was looking for a SSD to round it out. I found this one on sale and couldn't pass it up. I wish I did. I had nothing but problems the entire time using this drive. It was slower than the spinning harddrive it was replacing. Anytime I was installing anything the computer was unusable. It would take anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes for the computer to become usable after a restart.
As far as I can tell from searching online, the issue was a firmware problem between the drive and certain Intel based motherboards and processors. Other Crucial SSD's have the same problem but were fixed with a firmware patch. Crucial never bothered to patch this SSD. There is a user made patch that fixes the issue but it requires a complete wipe of the drive first. At that point I just didn't care and moved on to a different SSD.
Replaced this with an Intel 520 SSD. It was 1,000 times better. Please don't bother trying to save a little bit of money and just get a better SSD. I never had a problem with the Sandisc SSD I have in my laptop either.
After 6 months of aging run, the SSD suddenly started reporting tons of read errors. The first symptom was that it could not boot the Linux kernel image. Luckily, the latest kernel image suffered bad sector(s). Why lucky? Because it made me realize the unfortunate situation at a very early stage. If somewhere else in the middle of the SSD had a defect, I would not have been able to figure out what was going on so quickly.
Although the latest kernel image was damaged, the one version before was okay to boot up. So, I booted up the system and tried to fix the error by having the SSD remap the bad sector(s). No luck. The error count in S.M.A.R.T. kept increasing.
I looked for troubleshooting information at Crucial's website. Not much help.
I finally called Crucial tech support. A representative told me that a firmware update would fix the problem and directed me to a web page where an updater program was downloadable. Okay, I booted up the system with Windows from a different disk so that (I thought) the updater would be free to do anything on the failed SSD. I ran the updater program. It kept saying "No device found."
I called Crucial tech support again. This time another representative told that the updater program would create a bootable DOS image on a USB flash stick which I needed to prepare separately. I read back the updater program instructions twice more. No clear mentions about such EXTRA USB drive I would have needed to prepare.
Okay. Another trial. I created a bootable USB stick and booted up the system from it. I ran the updater program body there. 25%..50%...75%....100%...Done! >>>> SELFTEST FAILED! Great! I tried to run the updater again. No use. It no longer recognized the failed SDD.Read more ›
Performance has been generally very good. Measured with HD Tach, I'm getting faster throughput than is displayed on the package. Windows 7 loads almost immediately as do all the programs on the machine. As other reviewers have noted, sometimes there is a slight lag, but nothing terrible. The other 98% of the time, the drive runs very nicely. Along with speeding up his machine, it's silent and has helped quiet it down from how it was prior to the upgrade where it had two Seagate 80 GB SATA hard drives running as RAID 0.
It does very well as what it was designed to be, which is a mainstream solid state drive, primarily for machines that aren't exactly new, but still have lots of life left in them.
A quick google search of slow Crucial v4 shows that hundreds of others are having the same issue. Skip this drive and purchase the m4 instead,
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Installed in the 2012 Macbook Pro, change my boot time from the previous 50 seconds to only 12 seconds (8 second on good days). Love it.Published on July 26, 2013 by shahand alavian
installed in a bunch of older pc's to give them a speed boost, must have worked, now everyone wants to use the old computers :)Published on June 17, 2013 by K. Samuels
you cant really beat these SSDs for the $$. We have about 15 in our production laptops and cant complain at all. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Dennis Hall
Cheap price, fantastic product. Made my laptop 10 times faster! Shipment was fast also. I installed this drive in the DVD bay.Published on February 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This ssd is working pretty good but it seemed to be slow after the installation. Its a keeper and good for beginners like me but after reviews, I'd prefer a Samsung SSD.Published on December 23, 2012 by Raymond E. Sears