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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.
Security system data storage
Very easy to fit, format and have ready to use in 10 mins. It does come any better than that!
I bought 2 x MX100 256GB SSD drives.
Both when plugged in fail the SMART 180 attribute on starting the computer.
I have tried them both in 2 different PC's (HP XW4300 and HP Z200), and the error is the same on both computers and on both drives.
I have tried emailing for support with no luck..
Has anyone seen this type of failure before, and do I need to get the drives replaced?
Any assistance or thoughts appreciated.
I had Samsung drives previously and never had any issues at all.
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 am very sorry for the issues that you have been experiencing with your HDD. It does sound like there is an issue with the drive that is causing the issues that you have experienced. At this time I would recommend contacting Seagate directly as they do offer support on their drives. I am sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause, but they will be able to offer better assistance and help you out with a warranty if necessary.