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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.
My mid 2007 24" iMac recently died.
I was wondering what options I have with regards to what hard drive/or SSD I should get?
Any help appreciated.
Thank you for contacting us today. Installing the SSD is also fairly straightforward. You can either clone your current data to the SSD or do a fresh install. You will need to find a special bracket to ensure that the SSD fits into your Mac properly.
There is a big advantage to upgrading to an SSD, because you will have no moving parts and you will notice a huge speed increase. The extra speed should future proof your system a bit.
Please let me know if you have any other specific questions about this upgrade.
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 am sorry for the issues that you have experienced trying to contact us. We respond to emails within 24 hours, so I am not sure why you did not receive a response. Please pm me your email address and I would be happy to check into this further.
Have you experienced any issues with the SSDs besides this error? This article can help clarify some of the most common misconceptions about SMART data. If you aren't experiencing any issues other than that message I would not worry about it. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
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.