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I chose Crucial because they were able to identify this HDD as an appropriate fit for my Dell and the price was close enough to the competition -- no need to bargain shop. The drive arrived in the time frame specified.
Cloning software was downloaded from Western Digital. For installation, I had to snag the SATA connection from one of the DVD drives as this item is "drive only" -- no cable included. It all worked surprisingly well.
Replaced a 160 GB Drive on my Lenovo Desktop, very satisfied with the product and price.
Been using site for years and telling friends will continue
I bought this to replace my Seagate ST31000528AS which was only 3 years old when it started to fail. I tried every type of test and stress test on the drive none detected a problem. I took a gamble and replaced the drive. All my PC horrors went away. I guess I will have to wait and see how well the WD drive fairs in comparison.
Honestly have not had time install it as the second HD in my computer
Saved me from having to buy a new computer. Easy to install, works great, and at a great price.
large capacity provides plenty of space for photos and special projects.
I recently purchased from Crucial an MX100 512gb SSD for my desktop computer primarily to give me more C-drive space (Asus P7P55D PRO running Windows7 on a 160gb Intel X25-M SSD). Using the Acronis cloning tool I successfully cloned the new SSD, altered registry and BIOS settings to enable AHCI, and installed the SSD. It appears to work perfectly – giving me the extra disk space I need and providing a welcome performance boost. I am delighted.
Encouraged by this relatively painless process, I decided to try to upgrade my ancient laptop – which is a Dell Inspiron 640m, running XP and without AHCI support. It needs more disk space having a mere 50gb but most of all it needs a major performance boost – particularly at boot time when it takes some seven minutes to boot to a usable desktop screen. I purchased an MX100 256gb SSD for this purpose (which Crucial's compatibility tool says should work), cloned my existing HDD to it using Acronis and installed the SSD in the laptop. However, Windows wouldn't load – giving me a blue screen error (0000007b) message which a google search tells me may have something to do with missing drivers. In my subsequent futile and random efforts to try to sort this out I think I have "bricked" the SSD!
I would like to start again with a new 256gb SSD for my ancient laptop which I would again purchase from Crucial but before ordering that would appreciate any advice or suggestions on how to avoid or otherwise deal with the blue screen error. Are additional drivers required and if so how should I obtain and install them? (Please note that I do not wish to upgrade the laptop to Windows7 or 8 - and am aware that I will not have the benefit of TRIM if I can succeed with the installation of an SSD into the laptop.)
Any thoughts or pointers would be hugely welcome.
Regards to all
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.
I have a Gateway NV59c laptop, and on this site I have a compatibility guarantee for the Crucial MX100 500 GB SSD I picked up.
I used Acronis to clone the drive. When I hook it up via USB with the Crucial adapter kit, I can see the drive is cloned. However when I remove my current HDD and replace it with the SSD, the computer doesn't even get to the BIOS screen, it just shows the Gateway splash, says hit F2 for Setup, but it won't respond to F, it shuts off and restarts. Rinse, repeat.
Any ideas? I don't want to return the SSD, I want to get it to work.