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Before continue with our real-world benchmarks, one area we need to address surrounds our Productivity trace. In the past most SSDs have charged through this trace providing valuable and worthwhile information, although that is heavily Crucial M4 512GB SSD on how the drive can cache byte aligned information. On the Crucial m4, Micron made changes to the firmware to put more emphasis on 4K-aware operating systems, dropping support for legacy systems with the goal of improving 4K-aligned performance.


The result is much slower Crucial M4 512GB SSD on legacy systems and slower numbers in our Productivity trace. We are transitioning to a newer 4K-aligned trace in this category soon, to go along with our HTPC and Gaming traces for newer drives. The first real-life test is our HTPC scenario. In this test we include: In this trace we recorded 2,MB being written to the drive and 1,MB being read.

As we mentioned above, performance in this non-4K optimized dropped well below the performance of other SSDs, including the C Luckily for most buyers of the m4, using it with Windows 7 or other 4K-aware operating systems will put it in an optimal setting where it can perform much better than in this trace. The downside is buyers who still use Windows XP or Vista will see far worse performance on the m4 than if they used a different model Our second real-life test covers disk activity in a productivity scenario. For all intents and purposes this test shows drive performance under normal daily activity for most users. In this trace we recorded Crucial M4 512GB SSD being written to the drive and 2,MB being read. Crucial M4 512GB SSD

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Our third real-life test covers disk activity in a gaming environment. The trace captures the heavy read activity of each game loading from the start, as well as textures as the game progresses. In this trace we recorded MB being written to the drive and 7,MB being Crucial M4 512GB SSD.


We found the m4 to lower its power consumption in every category except sequential read, which was only a hair above the C Warranty Crucial stands behind the GB m4 with an industry-standard three year warranty. They also claim Crucial M4 512GB SSD the m4 is good for a total of 72TB of total data written to the drive over its lifespan. This translates out to roughly 40GB of data written to the drive per day over the expected 5-year lifespan. Overall the m4 is a nice progressive upgrade over the C with the exception of legacy byte alignment performance. Micron also gets a nod for using largely home grown parts, except the controller, which generally means consumers can expect a tightly integrated SSD with little chance for internal compatibility issues.

Micron even develops the firmware in-house, giving them a leg up when it comes to tweaking they way they want and offering a path for continued development in a timely manner. The m4 can't quite hang with the new SandForce controlled drives, but Crucial does have an ace up its sleeve The updated benchmark Crucial M4 512GB SSD will be in our performance charts from this point forward.

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This article isn't just about the new "free performance" firmware update, though. We have Crucial's largest SSD to date on the test bench and with it a big smile on our faces.

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