Average Bench: 56.6% (565th of 862)

Based on 10,363 user benchmarks.  Models: M4-CT128M4SSD2, M4-CT128 M4-CT128M4SSD2, M4-CT128 M4SSD2, M4-CT128M4SSD1, M4-CT128 M4SSD1

The 128GB Crucial M4 is almost three years old, an extremely long time in SSD land. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 500/194 and 429/185 the 128GB M4 matches the group leaders at reading but lags by 60% at writing. Comparing the 128GB and 256GB versions of the M4 shows that the two drives have a very similar performance profile. This suggests that both drives have the same number of NAND channels which bodes well for the smaller capacity drive as a lot of other drives exhibit slower writes speeds in the smaller capacity varieties. Small file 4k peak and average read/write speeds measured at 27/87 and 21/52 MB/s which is only 13% below the average of the nine user voted group leaders. Considering its age the M4 is a very impressive drive but there is far better value for money available in today's market[Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The Crucial M4 128GB averaged 43.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M4 128GB is 22.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial M4 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 6.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 5.72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 467 499
173 Write 189 195
198 Mixed 260 280
66.9% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 23.2 28.9
35.8 4K Write 69 105
3.88 4K Mixed 5.72 8.63
79% 32.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 DQ Read 96.8 231
54.9 DQ Write 105 156
4.13 DQ Mixed 6.83 13.6
31.1% 69.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1GB free
Firmware: 040H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 187
Mixed 276
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 4.61
73% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 22.8
DQ Write 69.7
DQ Mixed 3.72
15% 32.1 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 070H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 448
Write 190
Mixed 275
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 5.77
60% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 7.81
36% 81.3 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 000F Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 195
Mixed 281
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 6.12
61% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 19.8
DQ Write 38.6
DQ Mixed 3.59
10% 20.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,440,588 SSDs tested.

Typical M4 128GB Builds (Compare 6,162 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $340

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,107

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Consistently fast speeds. No exceptions and no fine print...

Added 3 years ago.

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6 months ago.

Upgraded to the M4 on my 9yr. old HHD pc about 2.5 yrs. ago and the slow pc boots in 11 seconds. Newer SSDs are now available at better values. Bottom line, update your HHD to SSD and squeeze more life out of old pcs.


Good

18 months ago.

I have this drive in my PC still going strong after 2 years but am thinking of getting Samsung.


Good

5 months ago.

My one is great. Only con is the 5200-hour bug (you have to upgrade the firmware).


Very poor

3 years ago.


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