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Works good....hope it lasts a long time!
When I came across Crucial.com I was skeptical about purchasing anything from them, and that was only because I had no knowledge of Crucial.com, but as I lingered around the site reading the "About" and other things, I saw nothing that would light up a red light of warning so I decided I would go ahead and use the scanner but with caution because there are sites that use scanners to download malware; well this didn't happen, so I chose the memory sticks I wanted and saw a HDD I wanted, a 1 Terabyte (1000Gbyte)and ordered that too. I have not installed the HDD yet because that would mean re-installing the OS and applications. I'll install this new HDD later on when I feel like also re-installing the OS and the applications.
I had a choice of memory combinations but decided to choose to purchase 4 512MB memory sticks instead of 2 or 4 1GB memory sticks. Either case I knew from background that when changing memory sticks, all the sticks should be of the same manufacturer and hopefully of the same manufacturing lot. This would lessen any possibility of memory conflicts.
I liked the fact that the site was able to tell me exactly which hard drive would fit in my computer. It made choosing the right product so much easier. Thanks.
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Very easy to fit, format and have ready to use in 10 mins. It does come any better than that!
I have a DELL Studio XPS 16 (1645 with intel core i7 cpu), with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit preinstalled and updated to Service Pack 1, and
I recently upgraded my Western Digital HDD to a larger Solid State Crucial M500 480GB drive, (using
the crucial easy laptop install kit).
The laptop boots with the SSD drive now being the only drive installed.
I cloned the HDD, using the automatic procedure in Acronis TrueImage HD using a boot CD, however, the Windows Update in the newly
installed SSD does not function and gives the message "windows update cannot currently check for updates becuase the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer".
I previously tried all other combinations in cloning the HDD to SSD with Acronis TrueImage HD, to no avail.
The computer was checked for viruses and malware prior to the cloning procedure with Bitdefender Antivirus 2013 and is virus free.
Also, internet explorer is not downloading files from hyperlinks. It will display the option for save as, open, save but will
proceed and open the download dialog box when left-mouse-clicking on hyperlinks of files which I choose to download and will not
display the image format jpg when I right-mouse-click on an image link and choose save image as but display the options for png and
bmp only. I installed the Chrome browser which worked, the problem with internet explorer persists.
I give you a link to my windowsupdate.log file,
I consider the windows update malfunction to a be serious problem, thank you in advance for any assistance.
Ok I got it to work, but it's intermittent. I pulled the drive out, switched the type of HDD in the BIOS from AHCI to IDE. Then I re-installed the drive. This got me past BIOS. Then I go into BIOS, reset it to AHCI, and the drive works perfectly. I'm using it now to post this.
However here's the weird thing. If I shut down my machine, I have the same problem again, sometimes. Twice today I've shut down the machine and it's come back with no problem, twice it's repeated the same error I had before. That means to fix it, I have to open the laptop, remove the SSD, reset BIOS to IDE, let it boot, reset BIOS again to AHCI, then reinstall the drive and it works.
Any ideas to stabilize this now? How odd.
I apologize ahead of time, as I am not super techy.
About 7-8 months ago I replaced the HD and memory in my early 20078 24" iMac. All was working great, but about 2 months ago or so, it stopped booting up (white screen, folder with question mark.)
I finally got around to trying to fix it again, and got out a boot disk (Snow Leopard, as that is what I happened to have on a disk.) It starts the process of installing the OS, but when it gets to the screen that asks what disk to install the OS on, it never finds a disk. I am guessing there is some issue with the HD? Just trying to see if I can get some directional hints on how to next proceed.
HD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA-600, part # ST3000DM001
Memory - 4GB kit (2GB x 2) 200-pin SODIMM, part # CT2K2G2S800M
I think it is hard to tell for sure, you would probably get better feedback from people who actually use SSDs during compiling. I believe that (please correct me if I am wrong) that during compliling there is a huge count of small reads and writes and lot of seek operations, that is why it is rough on mechanical drives I guess.
The situation is different with SSDs, there is no moving parts and what wears out the drive are NAND write operations.
Modern SSD can handle hundreds of TBs of writes. Whats even better Crucial M5x0 and MX100 models use AD Average Block-Erase Count SMART attribute which is like small clock ticking to 3000 value, where in general 0 value stand for 100% health and 3000 stand for 0% health. So you can actually keep an eye on how fast your SSD is wearing out (in terms of NAND writes).
I don't know how large drive do you need but personally I like to experiment and evaluate - I would probably try to test it with one of my spare SSDs, or buy cheap MX100 128GB (that seems to be great drive by the way) that in the worst case scenario I could use in a different system
There is probably one thing you should keep in mind that could possibly (or not) affect SSD performance while using in Linux system. In general to maintain best speeds it is necessary to have TRIM working but I believe it is not a problem for modern distros and/or kernels.