WD Blue hard drives deliver solid performance and reliability while providing you with all the space you need to hold an enormous amount of photos, videos and files. This drive is designed for use as primary drives in notebooks and external enclosures.
Type: Hard drive - internal
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Interface: Serial ATA-600
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
Buffer Size: 8 MB
Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
Features: NoTouch ramp load technology , S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 2.7 in x 3.9 in x 0.3 in
Weight: 3.2 oz
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I was able to upgrade the Notebook by myself without having to have special skills. I followed simple instructions I found in internet about how to restore a disk image. I also found a video indicating how to open the notebook and install the new HDD.
Still haven't installed this. Ordered it but Crucial was vague about when it might arrive. Ordering process was confusing as I needed it right away to install and leave the country for work so I paid extra for expedited shipping. They called and informed me that all HDs were sent in 3-5 days from someone else. Don't know if I ever got credit. As the online tracking could not tell me when or where it was, I bought another from Staples and installed. Then, miraculously, the Crucial one showed up on doorstep without warning or notification. It is still sitting in box as a backup. Disappointed.
I installed this HDD in a Toshiba lap top and
worked fine. Has faster data transfer rate than the old HDD and hold a lot of files.
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
I like to play around with my computer in a way that's not exactly easy on hard drives.
Basically, I compile a lot of applications from source code. I know that this is rough on mechanical hard drives from experience, because I go through hard drives once every 2-3 years on systems where I do this.
Also, I tend to reinstall my operating system(s) every few months or so in order to experiment/test various configurations. That's also rough on the hard drive because it involves reformatting/reinstalling stuff.
I'm getting ready to replace the HDD I just wore out in my Linux machine. I like the speed of SSDs (I run them in my Gaming systems without issue), but I don't know if an SSD could hold up to the way I use my "programming" computer.
Basically, I'm wondering if it's a better idea to buy cheap HDDs and run them into the ground to avoid wearing out an SSD within 6 months (which I've heard happens with write-intensive operations), or whether an SSD would survive in that environment for about the same 2-3 years as my hard drives.
Most people have only tested the drives under normal scenarios with Windows and gaming. My situation is a little different, though.
Any advice/experience that might be relevant?