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 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 too am considering this upgrade to SSD. This may seem trivial but try control panel, programs and features, windows features and untick internet explorer then reboot. Upon reboot go and retick the box to reinstall that feature. This has worked for me in the past when ie stopped functioning. Good Luck. Please let us know the results.
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.