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This storage is a perfect replacement for a regular SATA thin disk in a laptop or notebook. It is much faster than a regular disk and does not damage as easily as a disk.
Slapped 2x of them in MSI GS70 for RAID0. Lighting fast, sips power, great performance and reliability.
Have a third in an ATX board as the OS drive, using all four SATA 3 slots on the board for a massive storage array.
Nothing bad about it, but a black PCB would have been nice for the ATX system as it has a case window and all the other PCBs are black.
When it comes to SSDs there are a lot companies and some of their products are doubious. I only use Crucial, Samsung, and intel. Both for my home systems and at work.
Used it for my C: boot drive - windows 7 boots in 15 seconds
Used in a Drobo 5N as the accelerator chip, and it works like a charm fast and does its job. Excellent product and well worth the price I paid for 240GB.
Could you first answer a few quick questions so we can judge the best course of action to recommend?
Are you currently using less or more than 256GB of the 1TB drive?
Are you wanting to re-install Windows or clone it?
If re-install, do you have a disc to do so or just a recovery partition?
If clone, and you have mroe than 256GB, are you familiar with drive partitioning programs?
Hi Slide Step,
First of all I'm sorry to hear you've had temperature issues since upgrading to an SSD.
It's not actually an issue I have come across before so I have asked our tech team to look in to it further. As soon as they get back to me I will let you know.
I have looked in to the UL30VT model and I can confirm that we do recommend SSD's against that model. You said that you updated the storage drivers, did you update the BIOS at all?
I will get back to you as soon as possible. Once again sorry for the issues you have had with the upgrade.
The motherboard has sata-ahci mode,it sees the ssd on POST,with all 256 gb in bios,fresh win7 install from flash drive....after everything complete,WINDOWS 7 screen and then hangs.....any info?
There have been other posts on here querying the temps of the msata version so it seems 60C is at least common for that variant. 79C is strange though - as far as I know, the thermal protection should kick in at 70 to slow the drive down to cool it.
I recently replaced my Samsung SSD 256 by a MX100 512.
I have a Dell XPS15 L502x Laptop with Win 8.1 Pro
First I struggled with cloning the disk and gave up after a while.
So the MX100 now got a fresh install of Win 8.1.
Problem is that frequently the laptop doesn't boot with error message "Operating system not found"
I was already about to format the disk and recover from backup when I found a workaround that worked every time again so far.
System will boot normally after removing power as well as the battery for a minute.
Ok, I am at least happy to keep it running but this is not really what I expect and such situations are annyoing for a wife without technical experience.
Any idea how to get rid of this bug?