|Form Factor||2.5-inch internal SSD|
|Specs||Crucial BX300 240GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Internal SSD 555MB/s Read, 510MB/s Write|
|Product Line||Client SSD|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch (7mm)|
|Package Content||Crucial BX300 2.5" (7mm) SSD, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, Acronis® True Image™ HD certificate|
|Maximum Buyable Quantity||3|
Crucial BX300 datasheet
Ever wonder why your phone works as soon as you push a button, yet your computer takes forever? The reason is simple: Your phone runs on flash memory technology, while your computer runs on an outdated hard drive. It's possible – in fact, it's easy – to get the same near-instant speed you expect from your phone out of your computer. Upgrading to the Crucial BX300 SSD is perhaps the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price. When we say it's easy, here's what we mean.
Fix your slow computer and feel good about using it again! Load apps and save files immediately with the Crucial BX300, which accesses data over 300% faster than a hard drive.1 That's how you get the immediate responsiveness you expect. Changing your storage drive is the proven way to speed up startup times – making your computer start almost as soon as you press the power button and improving almost every aspect of computer performance.
Run your computer cooler, quieter, and faster with 45x the energy efficiency of a typical hard drive – and extend your laptop's battery life.2 Reducing system temperatures also helps lengthen the life of your computer and the components within it, which is an inherent advantage of SSD technology. Since SSDs don't use small mechanical parts that are prone to failure like you'll find in hard drives, they're an easy way to improve the health and efficiency of your computer.
Opening your computer and updating your storage drive can seem complicated and intimidating if you've never done it before, but our straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and videos make it so anyone can install an SSD! Millions of people worldwide have chosen a Crucial SSD – it really is easy.
Easy decision: Replace your hard drive
Booting up, loading things, and transferring and saving files aren't complicated actions, but a slow and outdated hard drive makes them take forever. SSDs use new flash storage technology to make your computer work almost instantly. You don't need a new computer – just the Crucial BX300 SSD.
Micron® quality – a higher level of reliability.
As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial BX300 is backed by the same quality and innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies. Protect your photos, videos, and irreplaceable files from catastrophic hard drive crashes by storing them on inherently more durable Micron® 3D MLC NAND. With extensive prerelease validation testing and hundreds of SSD qualification tests, the Crucial BX300 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. You'll notice the difference.
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Install was easy, and just used a free cloner on App Store. I played around with the settings, format, and other small stuff but through some trial and error I got it up and running. MacBook Pro is noticeably faster and making use of the upgraded 16gb of ram.
Laptop: Dell i5551-1668blk. Replacing 500Gb hard drive with BX300 240 Gb SSD.
- Install per http://www.crucial.com/ssd-install did not work. Acronis True Image 2015 was downloaded and installed, and the Clone Disk option was chosen, but the procedure requires a restart and then failed upon restart "Starting Acronis UEFI loader...failed to find". Tried to change boot options (UEFI Secure On to Off); no help. Tried to initialize the SSD using "Add Disk" option in Acronis; no help.
One of the options was to create an Acronis Bootable Media on DVD, which also allows running the Clone Disk option without needing to restart, since it runs from the DVD. To boot the DVD, need to press F12 right after power-on before the reboot procedure begins. But this method also failed and created log files. Viewing the logs showed MFT bitmap is corrupted. Chkdsk c:/r did not help.
Finally: With the SSD connected via SATA-USB cable, right-click on Windows icon and select Disk Management. Setup Disk 1 (the SSD) with full-size partition, as if it's an extra drive via USB. Then, reboot from the Acronis Bootable media DVD and run Clone Disk again. This worked to clone the SSD.
Now...with the SSD installed in place of the HDD, the laptop was failing to boot. The fix for this was to turn off Secure boot. Apparently when Secure boot is on, the laptop knows the original HDD was removed. It's possible there's another fix
The drive works great now. I spent several hours trying to follow the install instructions to clone the existing hard drive. Please update the instructions.