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Memory Leak Geek
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Registered: ‎08-03-2011
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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)Smiley Tongue

 

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?

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Binary Boss
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Registered: ‎04-11-2011
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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
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎08-03-2011
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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 ?

JEDEC Jedi
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Registered: ‎08-27-2009
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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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Tracer Lite
Posts: 526
Registered: ‎08-21-2010
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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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Memory Leak Geek
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Registered: ‎08-03-2011
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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. Smiley Very 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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