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 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 am very sorry for the issues that you have been experiencing with your HDD. It does sound like there is an issue with the drive that is causing the issues that you have experienced. At this time I would recommend contacting Seagate directly as they do offer support on their drives. I am sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause, but they will be able to offer better assistance and help you out with a warranty if necessary.
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?
I plan to replace my System HD with a Crucial M500 6GB 240GB, and my data drive (used also for P3D V2.2 flight simulator) with a Crucial M500 480GB. These drives are presently C:\ and H:\
Could you please advise:
1. Does the new SSD require formatting before use? I intend each to have only one partition.
2. I have EaseUS Todo backup software which can backup each of these drives. If I replace the old drives, using the same sockets, and then use an EaseUS boot disk to restore each relevant backup to each new SSD, C backup restored to C, and H to H, will the changeover be complete, with the computer unaware of the change?
I am running Win7-64 on an ASUS P868-V Pro motherboard.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Regards, Jim H.