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Thinking about the Crucial M4 512GB for my new Portege R830-ST8300

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I just ordered two custom built laptops from Toshiba. They
ship on Friday. So I was about to place my order for this new drive. I decided
to check out the forums and see how they're doing.

 

Wow.... just wow... These new drives seem to be causing a
lot of people a lot of grief with this booting thing. I have always been a very
happy ***Edit to remove Crucial competitor*** customer, and in fact I still plan on putting their 240 GB ssd in
the wife’s new laptop. But I was gonna give this new larger 512GB drive a trial
spin in mine. (OK, the spin comment was a lame attempt at a joke):smileytongue:

 

So, my question is this. Would you still buy this new M4
512GB drive knowing about this issue, hoping the good people at
"Crucial" get this problem sorted out in a timely manner?

 

My new Portege R830-ST8300 is only gonna have room for this
one drive. I plan to travel abroad for a month with this and wanted the added
capacity for my pictures. I don't want to lug around an external drive if I don't
have to. Traveling light for a month is going to be creative enough on its own.

 

So, would you do it? Should I do it?

Binary Boss
pkincy
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Re: Thinking about the Crucial M4 512GB for my new Portege R830-ST8300

I certainly have not had a problem with my M4 or my C300's.  However I have done most of the recommended tweaks prior to installing the M4 when my C300 was the main set of drives in my system.

 

I think you are on the right track for a great value proposition in speed and cost with the M4.

 

Perry

Perry

Lenovo W520, I7 2720QM, Crucial M4 512 GB OS/boot, Crucial M4 256 GB Optibay, Intel 80 GB mSata, Q1000M Graphics

Lenovo X220, I7 2620, Samsung 830 Pro SSD,
Intel 80 GB 310 mSata, Intel HD 3000 Graphics

Asus P8Z68-V Mobo, I7-2600K, Radeon HD 6870, 1TB WD Sata 3, C300 256 GB OS Drive; C300 128 GB Data Drive
Memory Leak Geek
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Re: Thinking about the Crucial M4 512GB for my new Portege R830-ST8300

in reply to pkincy

So what would be the recommended tweaks ?

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targetbsp
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Re: Thinking about the Crucial M4 512GB for my new Portege R830-ST8300

I don't think there are any that are especially relevant anymore.

Pretty much all I do is turn off hibernate to save on disk space.  But I have a desktop. I spose hibernate might be useful on a laptop.

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Re: Thinking about the Crucial M4 512GB for my new Portege R830-ST8300

in reply to targetbsp

no tweaks needed imho,

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Re: Thinking about the Crucial M4 512GB for my new Portege R830-ST8300

in reply to DooRules

I did it. I just got the tracking info from the egg. Got the tracking info from Toshiba Direct too. I have the feeling next week is gonna feel a bit like x-mas. :smileyvery-happy:

 

I have two laptops coming that I need to put new drives in. One new ram in too.  I also got a few goodies for my desktop box.  Woo hoo. I'll be in full geek mode by next week.. lol

 

So I have a question about this cable thats coming with this drive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148450

 

Will I be able to use this cable with the smaller competitors brand ssd I bought for my wifes laptop?

Will this prevent me from having to make a new restore discs to reload everything with?





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