So I set up my new Crucial M4 last night, installed Windows 8.1 on it, configured everything, and when i get to the first "real" bootup (IE no more "setting things up for you..." bootup stages)...
Well... first a bit of background: on my computer, right after you turn it on, the CPU fan spins to 100% for the first 2 or 3 seconds, and then once the BIOS loads, it slows down to a more reasonable speed. Also, I have SpeedFan installed and set to run automatically on startup, and when SpeedFan starts up, it too sets the CPU fan to 100% at first, before letting it slow down.
So when I turned on my PC, I saw the Windows splash screen, so I went to do something else. 10 seconds later, I hear the CPU fan spin to 100%, and I think "oh no, there's something wrong with my SSD, and my PC just rebooted in mid-boot".
But it was SpeedFan. I never actually thought it would boot that fast. Hell, I only have a SATA II motherboard, so this drive isn't even running at its full potential.
Also, I'm sure you've seen videos like this a thousand times before, but I just find it so cool that I can do this: