hey GUY... I bought a Crucial M4 256 GB a few months ago to replace the optical drive in my mid 2012 Macbook, but it's still lying around.
Would you recommend to get rid of this thing or do you think making a firmware upgrade on a desktop and replace it like I planned would be a good choice (while using TRIM-enabler). If I understand this whole thing correctly It's just a gambling game... fail might be everyday, right?
That's exactly the spec. laptop I had. Check the firmware on the drive itself (it's written on it)
If it says 0, 1, 2, 3 or 9 I would ebay the drive if I were you as in my experience it WILL fail (definitely
at 5200 hours)
If you have the patience it may be possible to update the firmware with a PC laptop - I personally couldn't get my drive recognised by the firmware update software using my desktop PC (at work) I think it has to be connected directly to the SATA bus (rather than via a CADDY as I had it)
If the drive says 040H or 070H or something you should be OK as they resolved the problem by then.
Whether or not it's a good idea to install is debatable. I'm no expert. Personally speaking, now I have the replacement I have
installed it (again) as my main drive.. BUT I have a clone drive (using carboncopy cloner - which is an excellent piece of software)so that if it fails it's not a drama.
My understanding is that SSD's are not necessarily the best drives for streaming audio to. You may be better of with a 7200rpm in your optical bay, and the SSD as your OS drive (which will make the computer FAST !) Using an SSD for recording audio to won't give you any speed enhancements, and it may fail if used for streaming (recording) a lot of media simultaneousl as I understand it.