Introduction to the Crucial M4 SATA 6GB/s Solid State Drive
Crucial is arguably the most recognized name in memory. Chances are you have had a module or two in one of your PC’s over the years. In my days of retail sales, Crucial was the most asked for memory by customers from every walk of life. Their memory is in machines built from OEM companies, used by competition gamers, up to the extreme benching enthusiast rigs. So, when solid state drives came to be, who better yet to produce them and bring them to the mainstream market? Yep, that would be Crucial.
Crucial hit the pavement running when they released the C300 series of solid state drives, the first available for the (then) new SATA III 6Gb/s interface. Capable of reaching read/write speeds of 355MB/sec and 140MB/sec respectfully, the C300 was no slouch. Then at the beginning of 2011 when Intel finally launched a chipset with an integrated SATA III controller, in the Cougar Point chipsets, many manufacturers felt it was time to let the new bus really stretch its legs. Crucial was one of those companies, releasing the new m4 series of solid state drives. What kinds of improvements number wise does the new model have over the older model? Read on.