WD Blue drives are designed and manufactured with the proven technology found in WD’s original award-winning desktop and mobile hard drives. Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer the features and capacity ideal for your everyday computing needs. These drives are available in a broad range of capacities, cache sizes, form factors and interfaces so you can be sure there’s a drive that’s the perfect fit for your system, in more ways than one.
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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.
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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.
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