Crucial 128 GB m4 SSD for 80 bucks on Amazon

#1 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

Link. That is a crazy good deal on a really good SSD, and with all these new PC build posts I thought it would warrant posting here.

#2 Edited by Nomin (977 posts) -

I vouch for it. I use the drive and it so far has not failed me. The list price is a joke, but eighty bucks is a good deal.

#3 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Why is it so cheap? I'm inherently distrustful of this deal.

#4 Edited by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

Nice, that's a damn good deal, and one I wish had existed just 2 1/2 months ago when I got mine! It's been great in my PC, and I also shoved a 64GB one in my dad's old iMac, which needed an upgrade badly. It really breathed new life into that machine.

@Ravenlight: 'cause it's a good year and a half old now, and they're probably winding down production or clearing stock for a forthcoming newer model. Or it's just Amazon having crazy deals like they're wont to do.

#5 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Why is it so cheap? I'm inherently distrustful of this deal.

Probably try to sell off old stock, I think the M4 was one of the first Sata 3 drives (I probably made that up) so they might be getting ready to roll out a new model?

#6 Posted by Zelyre (1201 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Why is it so cheap? I'm inherently distrustful of this deal.

Just moving old stock. They're slower SSDs, which are still blazingly fast. The Crucial M4s are on my top 3 SSD list. Not for speed, but for reliability. I've been using two 128's since they first came out. The only issue was that at 5000 hours, you wouldn't see your files anymore. Which was promptly resolved in a firmware update - no data was actually lost. An issue that Sandforce driven drives wish they had. On the stock installation of Skyrim, I didn't even know there were interactive load screens. Loads usually faded to black and then faded back into the game. Now? With a few dozen gigs of mods and textures, the initial load is kinda long.

The 256 gig model is $165. I'm very tempted to pick up another two.

#7 Posted by Fattony12000 (7424 posts) -

My 128GB M4 has treated me well these past several months. Remember to use dem junction links!

#8 Posted by Stete (738 posts) -

I have been using this for my netbook for the last 6 months and it's a great improvement so far. However I would recommend getting the 256GB version if you want to store an OS, games and Adobe stuff on it. I am using the 256GB one as a primary HD on my desktop PC and even in SATA II the difference is extraordinary. I can only imagine how good this will be on SATA III.

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