Transform your system’s performance.
Dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn’t just a storage upgrade - it’s a complete system transformation. Designed to keep your system up to speed with today’s multitasking demands that often require instant and simultaneous use of apps, websites, downloads, work files and more, the Crucial M500 delivers nearly instant boot times, powerful data transfer speeds, increased multitasking capability, and rock-solid reliability - all at an affordable price. The Crucial M500 also includes top-level encryption technology to keep your data safe and is available in capacities up to terabyte-class. Built on proven quality, the Crucial M500 SSD has passed hundreds of SSD quality tests and over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing. Don’t settle for anything less.
†1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.
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It was a bummer the mounting screw wasn't included in the package, but I had one, so that wasn't a problem for me. Also, the BIOS setup was a little tricky, but not too bad. I got it installed and OS running in less than 2 hrs. Screaming fast! I've been running on this MSATA for 12 months and had no problems. Just don't ever Defrag a SSD drive!
I purchased this a few months ago and I found this drive to be smokin' fast. It was easy to install (although I am a professional user) and transferred files very quickly. My hard drive is no longer a bottleneck on my computer. It really should be standard to have an SSD main drive with a large slave hard drive.
Bought an ASUS notebook with a 24GB mSATA SSD and 1TB SATA HD setup as a hybrid with Windows 8. Swapped the mSATA for this 120GB, installed Win8 Pro on the mSATA, and added the 1TB for some program installs and data. Worked flawlessly.
The SSD device I ordered first was wrong, which was my fault because I was in too much of a hurry. But Crucial's support on the exchange was just exemplary. They were helpful and efficient and gave a few clear options.
Once I ordered the right thing it worked well. Its fast, as expected. So nice to get away from spinning disks!
Theres no set-up guide at all. with windows 8, if you just insert it inside your laptop, It wont work. And if you want to swich your OS on the SSD, its even worst... took me 3 days of research to find out how to transfer my OS on it and I broke my HDD and have to call HP to get me a new HHD. Its like it is a BETA Item... not ready for the market at all...
The SMARt attributes 01, BB and C3. In conjunction with your variety of other errors I'd be tempted to RMA it.
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you had a BSOD.
As the drive is up and running it does not look like there is any underlining fault. Many different things can cause a BSOD and without a crash or error report it would be hard to pinpoint what caused it.
We don't have any underlining issues with the drive and it is fully compatible with your system. I would recommend just keeping an eye on it and if you do have any other issues please let us know.
I cloned the recovery partition from my old hard drive onto the MX100, then proceeded to perform the recovery to factory state (Windows 7, drives install etc...) on the notebook.
Everything worked fine, but now my cpu runs MUCH hotter than before with the 5400rpm 500GB HD. It used to idle around 35C and under full load would be around 45-48C and sometimes cross into the 50's; now it idles around 49C and is around 58C most of the time and gets up to high 60's - 70's under full load. I installed newer Intel Rapid Storage AHCI Drivers (22.214.171.1240) but it didn't change anything. The Fan pretty much runs all the time now where before it would cycle on and off more.
What the heck is going on?
Laptop is a ASUS UL30VT-A1
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with your SSD.
We don't recommend SSD's against any Workstation systems. This is down to how much reading and writing is done on a workstation. We would recommend an enterprise level SSD which we don't supply directly.
If the SSD is being detected and then not working after a few days it could be down to Garbage Collection not being allowed to run or down to an issue with the controller drivers for your model. I would recommend checking to see if you have the up to date drivers for your model.
The behavior you are describing is consistent with deleted cells not being cleaned from your drive. This can result in reduced performance or even complete lack of response from the SSD.
There is a feature built into our SSDs called Active Garbage Collection. Letting Active Garbage Collection run on the drive for an extended period will clean these cells and restore the SSD to a healthy state.
To do this on your PC or Laptop, you will need to let the SSD idle for 6 to 8 hours.
In a PC, simply disconnect the SATA cable from your SSD and only leave the power cable connected. After switching your PC on, the SSD will be in an idle state but still have power so Garbage Collection can function. Leave the PC powered for the 6-8 hours.
In a laptop, power on with the SSD installed and enter your system BIOS (please refer to your system manufacturer’s documentation on how to access the BIOS.) Leave the laptop in the BIOS menu for the 6-8 hours.
Following this process, your drives functionality and performance should be restored.
If you ordered direct from Crucial within the last 45 days we would be more than happy to arrange a return for you. You can contact the customer service team for your region in the links in my signature.
I can't help you,
Just to say that i'am a new user of Crusial SSD
My Brand new M550 1TB seem have issue to !!!