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Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive

B&H # CRM4128SDDMS Mfr # CT128M4SSD3
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Product Highlights
  • 128GB Drive Capacity
  • mSATA Form Factor
  • Micron MLC NAND Flash Memory
  • SATA III Interface
  • 500MB/s Sequential Read Transfer Rate
  • 175MB/s Sequential Write Transfer Rate
  • 45,000 IOPS 4KB Random Read
  • 35,000 IOPS 4KB Random Write
  • 1.2 Million Hours MTBF Hours

The 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive from Crucial is a solid state drive sporting a reduced size form factor making it suitable for ultrathin laptops. This versatile drive can be utilized as a traditional hard drive for storing your data or you can attach this drive to the mSATA socket on your motherboard for added cache memory. With a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 1.2 million hours you can rest assured this drive will be there when you need it.

Tiny Form Factor
The Crucial m4 mSATA is designed primarily for ultrathin laptop users who want to dramatically increase their system's performance.
Direct Mounting of SSD
Save valuable system space by mounting it directly to the mSATA socket on your motherboard to free up a hard drive bay. Or you can use your existing hard drive and use the Crucial m4 mSATA SSD as a cache to accelerate the system's performance. It's designed to work as a cache or as a standalone SSD for ultrathin laptops.
Consistently Fast Speeds
This Crucial SSD treats all files the same, regardless of whether they're compressed or uncompressed. This is important because the files most people use everyday such as videos, mp3s, advanced graphics files and zip files are compressed files and thus unable to be compressed any further.
Capacity 128GB (Unformatted)
Memory Type Micron MLC NAND Flash memory
Form Factor mSATA
Interface SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Controller Marvell with Micron Custom Firmware
Sequential Read 500MB/s
Sequential Write 175MB/s
4KB Random Read 45,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write 35,000 IOPS
MTBF 1.2 Million Hours
Drive Endurance 72TB Total Bytes Written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Compliance RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV, VCCI, IC
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Crucial128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • File transfer (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5)

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      3.0

      OKAY

      By ny2013

      from queens ny

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • File Transfer

      Comments about Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive:

      Speed up my laptop but has a compatibility/hardware problem from time to time gives blue screen.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      4.0

      Not useful as a cache drive...

      By docbill

      from Hamilton, ON

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • No Cache Software

      Best Uses

      • Boot drive

      Comments about Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive:

      I purchased this drive to use a cache drive. When you check the crucial website, they advertise you can use this as a cache drive and you can keep your existing drive. Well that is partially true. The drive itself will work for that, but you need some sort of software. The software they list that is compatible with my laptop is dataplex. But dataplex is not license-able by the end consumer. As such, it is not an available solution. I did find another software product that could work, primo-cache. But primo-cache is currently beta, and regularly crashes my computer an corrupts the hard drive...

      So while you can use this drive as an ordinary drive, it is completely useless as a cache drive unless you are lucky enough to have caching software available, say from the purchase of another drive that included it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Same product as shown

      By MasterOfSoul

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • File Transfer
        • Video

        Comments about Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive:

        The SSD also includes 2 screws and has already been 4k Alighned as well.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great Drive

        By Rich

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Quiet
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Laptops

          Comments about Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive:

          I've never had a problem with Crucial products.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Great Drive, I think?

          By NYCretoucher

          from New York, NY

          About Me Power user

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive:

            I think this drive is awesome. I really would have liked the bigger drive but my budet would only allow for this one. The idea behind this is that it supports a Raid drive like the Drobo 5N. This msata drive allows for fast access to the information you use the most on your raid or internal hard drive. However even after I installed this I really couldn't tell if I was accessing the data faster. I'm one of those people who will always be a suck to the latest tech so I guess its worth it for that reason.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Extra Simple Upgrade

            By IvanGalaviz

            from El Paso, TX

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia
              • Travel

              Comments about Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive:

              This SSD mSATA drive works amazingly fast! I use them on DROBO Units for cache and the difference is very noticeable.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              128GB SATA drive

              By Flash

              from Salem, OR

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

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                    Comments about Crucial 128GB m4 mSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive:

                    I use this in an Intel NUC. No issues; installed in seconds. Runs great.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Linux

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