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I purchased a Crucial MX100 512GB SSD and fitted to my Windows 8.0 Desktop computer.
I copied the Windows image from an OCZ SSD.
Quite often when the machine booted particularly after hibernation, I got a blue screen with white writing beginning "(: Your PC ran into a problem.." The PC then reboots and starts normally
I copied that Windows image to a new OCZ SSD and it now works fine.
I then copied the Windows 8.0 image from my Dell Vostro 3500 laptop to the MX100, and after fitting the SSSD in the laptop, I find that I often get the same error message.
It appears to me that my MX100 is not compatible with Windows 8.0 Is there a circumvention to this problem?
I should add that I also have Windows 7 on the MX100 and that runs fine in my laptop.
Please use this thread to provide any feedback for firmware MU05 for the M500.
Firmware revision MU05 for the Crucial M500 (all form factors) is now available. This firmware update applies to the M500 SSD (all form factors), and should not be applied to any other Crucial SSD model.
Visit this page to download the firmware update: http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
Release Date: 03/25/2014
Firmware for the M500 (all form factors) is being updated from version MU03 to MU05. The M500 is updateable to this new firmware starting from previous versions using tools provided by Micron.
This update will be mandatory cut-in for new product built in Micron factories, and is an OPTIONAL update for any drive in the field. For end users, it is recommended if the user is experiencing or wishes to prevent an issue related to the following items.
Version MU05 includes the following changes:
Additional details can be found in the firmware guide
I sucessfully completed a replacement of my 5400rpm drive in my early 2011 MacBook Pro with the M550 1TB SSD as well as replacing the 4gb ram with 16gb. Everything went very smooth, no errors or issues. I used Apple's Disk Utility to clone my original HD onto the SSD.
Now I notice though that the CPU's seem to run a lot hotter with the fans revving to 6000rpm more frequently. Generally when not doing anything the CPU temps average at 140F. However when streaming a netflix movie while doing some simple work in my Parallels VM the fan comes on where it didn't before. Downloading a large file in the Parallels VM (while doing nothing else in Mavericks) also causes the fans to rev up and the temp to soar to about 200F. I didn't pay attention to the CPU temps before the upgrade but I do know for a fact that the fans would not come on as frequently, nor would the bottom of the laptop be as hot.
I tried a SMC reset but that didn't change anything. Any other suggestions or is this normal after an SSD/memory upgrade on a MBP?
I'm a professional of Macintosh.
These last times, I went to buy Crucial SSD M500 drives to replace the classic internal hard drive of some MacBooks from 2007 to early 2008. Each time the people from that very know shop in Paris told me that there are a lot of problems with SSD drives and these models of MacBooks. It seems the internal SATA controler might "burn" or damage the one of the SSD drives. So, they say they won't get back the SSD drive if it get damaged even under warranty !!! On the Crucial website, the compatibility check test says these M500 products are fully compatible.
Maybe one of the SATA controler (Intel, NVidia) included in those MacBooks might be the cause of some problems. SO, FULLY COMPATIBLE YES OR NO ?
Many thanks !
Also, the machine has the latest BIOS update.