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Installing an SSD in a desktop PC is easy, but it sometimes requires a few special supplies, which is why we created this kit. Included is a SATA-to-USB cable that you’ll use to transfer data from your old storage drive to your new SSD, a SATA-to-SATA cable that you’ll use to physically install the drive, plus a bracket you’ll use to install a Crucial SSD to your desktop’s storage bay. If you’re installing an SSD into a standard OEM desktop (HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.) you’ll also need a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch converter, which allows you to secure the SSD to these particular systems’ larger storage bays.PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
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Most Liked Positive Review
It worked pretty well but could use some complete instructio
I took the plunge after a year of warnings that my hard drive was failing. I've never done a replacement before so I was looking for assistance. This kit is a must for novices...Read complete review
I took the plunge after a year of warnings that my hard drive was failing. I've never done a replacement before so I was looking for assistance. This kit is a must for novices who want to clone a drive.
What it lacks is useful instructions. I went back to the Crucial site and watched a couple of videos about installation and they used this kit. So, I ordered it.
Things went quickly and fairly effortlessly.
In the end the new drive booted first time. But then I would get random crashes. No warning, no feedback on what was wrong. Control Panel would not load. A cold restart and things would work for a while.
I eventually started removing programs that were running in the background. One of them was the cloning software. I don't know if that was the one, but since I was done with the transfer, I deleted it, among others. No more crashes. Was it the culprit? I have no idea, but I wonder why it was still running. Did I miss some step in the installation? I don't know but that is where some troubleshooting docs would be helpful.
Most Liked Negative Review
Included software destroyed mt drive and data
I am quite livid with the Acronis True Image software that is included. The software provides no instructions whatsoever. I followed the on screen commands to try to clone my drive. They neglect...Read complete review
I am quite livid with the Acronis True Image software that is included. The software provides no instructions whatsoever. I followed the on screen commands to try to clone my drive. They neglect to mention I am supposed to create a bootable media and run off that, and not on the source hard drive.
You'd think it is a good thing to warn people that this MIGHT destroy your drive. I didn't find all the KB on how to use it after my drive is messed up.
Well now it completely destroyed the MBR and boot sector and I have failed at every attempt to recovery my data so far.
Reviewed by 109 customers
I installed this in my personal desktop. The installation was easy and the unit is working great. Love it.
Used in installation, it is very easy to use.
Upon plugging in to USB port, laptop began beeping at a random rate. I tried all 3 ports with the same result. I was not able to clone and therefore install the new SSD I purchased from Crucial
Everyday use, very fast
Have purchased several SSD drives and intallation kits in the past for three of my PCs. Each installtion kit had a physical disk to boot from to perform cloning which I do on a semi-weekly basis for backup. This last purchase came with a link to download the software which, apparently cannot be burned to a bootable CD - at least not that I've found.
Service and delivery comments:
Serivce has been very good on apparently flawed SSD drives that have failed in the past with replacement units shipped in a reasonable time and delivery time on other products have been delivered within reason as well.
i am a first time SSD user.
decided to upgrade my existing system which i built rather than design and build a newer system.
an SSD and a video card was the upgrade.
i do regret not going intel kaby lake processor when i had the chance a few years ago.
this is my band aide to upgrade existing system.
So. SSD is maybe 7 times faster than the more traditional spindle moving SATA drive.
the SSD is a whole different animal with several advantages and perhaps a few disadvantages.
SSD advantage is great speed and less maintence time to keep system optimal.
the crucial kit contains a usb connector for cloning your existing os to the new SSD.
the SSD being a 2.5 inch for laptops needs a 3.5 inch converter piece for a pc such as mine is.
So my experience with my new SSD and the installation kit is overall positive a good investment so far.
learning how to SSD rather than traditional SATA is an educational experience. follow crucial tips for maintaining longevity of your SSD. key word and phrases TRIM donnot defrag learn_how_to_SSD.
Service and delivery comments:
This kit comes with a SATA-USB adapter for cloning an existing drive, a mounting plate for mounting the drive on rails, mounting screws, and a power cable. The mounting screws actually worked better than the ones I had in my system already because they were a shorter length, and therefore fit better. Installation was easy, and everything was sturdy and worked perfectly.
IF YOU HAVNT GOT A SSD DRIVE YET, WELL LETS JUST COMPARE THAT USING THE OLD 5.5" FLOPPY DISK. IT IS THE WAY TO GO,NO DOUBT!
Cable worked great but the Acronis software made the cloned backup but then it crashed when it was used to boot my system. Had to get another third party software to do the cloning of my hard disk and do the repairs necessary to make it a bootable image.