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Windows 7: Crucial M4 has been discontinued

15 Jul 2013   #1
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Crucial M4 has been discontinued

Maybe this isn't news to many of you, but is to me, the M4 line of SSDs from crucial has been discontinued. The replacement is the M500 series and is a 7.5mm with a 9.5mm adapter.
This is from a chat I had with a Crucial rep:

Quote:

Gary : Hi, I recently did a cross ship RMA on a M4 SSD and got this reply
Gary : "Thank you for your email. The price you paid is the price of the drive when we stopped manufacturing them, "
Gary : have M4s been discontinued?
Jameson : Yes the M4 has been discontinued.
Gary: Thanks, is a replacement coming soon?
Jameson : We already have the M500 as the new drive.
Gary : Isn't it only a SATA 3GBs?
Jameson : It is SATA III 6GB/s
Gary : OK, thanks Jameson
Jameson : You're welcome, is there anything else I can assist you with?
Gary : No sir, that was it, I had no reply from emails.





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15 Jul 2013   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

News to me. What did you get in return? an M500?
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15 Jul 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A refurbished M4. With an older firmware, 000h which I updated to 070h.
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15 Jul 2013   #4
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Have you installed it yet Gary?
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15 Jul 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, been using it for a few days so I could RMA the Samsung 840 Pro.
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15 Jul 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum Gary maybe why my supplier isn't stocking Crucial at the moment. My M4 is working ok at the moment and am wondering if I should get that new one and clone as my main 7 OS for the laptop is on it?
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16 Jul 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If your M4 is working fine, I'd leave it, they still have their 3 year warranty. Making an image or clone on a HDD is always a good idea.
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16 Jul 2013   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yup, been using it for a few days so I could RMA the Samsung 840 Pro.

Hi there
Why on earth would you want to send that one back --excellent SSD's --top notch performers.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Jul 2013   #9
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yup, been using it for a few days so I could RMA the Samsung 840 Pro.
Did both of these drives fail recently (close together in time)? What happened to them?
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16 Jul 2013   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yup, been using it for a few days so I could RMA the Samsung 840 Pro.

Hi there
Why on earth would you want to send that one back --excellent SSD's --top notch performers.

Cheers
jimbo
4K Read/write went way, way down, access times increased 35%...in two days.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yup, been using it for a few days so I could RMA the Samsung 840 Pro.
Did both of these drives fail recently (close together in time)? What happened to them?
The M4 was about a year old, same issue as the Samsung.
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