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†1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.
Micron® Quality - As a brand of Micron, one of the largest NAND manufacturers in the world, Crucial SSDs are designed and developed in-house with the latest technology. This means four things: hundreds of SSD qualification tests, over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing, 1.5 billion dollars invested in R&D, and more than 30 years of industry expertise.
Adaptive Thermal Protection - Greater thermal management enables the Crucial M500 to work with the host computer to dynamically adjust power consumption based on usage demands, which helps address the cooling challenges of ultra-small, thermally constrained systems.
Hardware Data Encryption - The Crucial M500 SSD offers top-level hardware-based encryption, enabling enhanced data security. Our AES 256-bit hardware encryption engine and TCG Opal 2.0 compliant firmware allow the drive to operate at full speed without the performance loss that’s typically found in drives that use software-based encryption technology.
Three Year Limited Warranty - From prerelease validation testing to ensure that our SSDs work with the broadest range of chipsets, motherboards, and operating systems to more than a thousand hours of endurance testing, our drives are tested for reliability from start to finish. We proudly offer a three-year limited warranty and award-winning tech support.Capacity (Unformatted): 120GB
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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...
I followed the instruction for cloning hdd to ssd as per crucial video. After physical installation of the ssd, to replace my hdd, the bios boot screen comes up with an error that no bootable media was found. note. I replaced the sdd in the same sata3 connection as the hdd. Also, this laptop doesn't have a cd-rom drive. So I'm confident the boot order is set to Sata3 first. Booting from the hdd, the ssd works via usb-converter.
My system is: Windows 8.1 64-bit, Dell 7437 Laptop, Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller, HDD is seagate slimdrive ST500LT032-1E9142 (system disk=yes, password protected=no, disk data cache=enabled, native cmd queuing=yes, SATA transfer rate=3Gb/s). I don't have any passwords setup on the hdd or the bios. Dell does use a secure boot feature in bios - unsure what this means!
My cloning process: used the Acronis True Image 2014 build. 4515. (which was the only download available through the download link provided with the Crucial drive & license key ie. www.acronis.com/en-us/promo/tihd-download/). Later, I tried to install and use Acronis True Image 2014 build 6673, but the license key provided by Crucial doesn't work for this version.
It maybe that the ssd windows partition hasn't been set to active, as in the windows disk manager (when booting from the hdd and connecting to ssd through usb3-sata3 connector) the ssd partitions are not active.
Would you please point me in the correct direction. As someone, who in the past has done some stuff with partitions and linux setups - I don't have time to troubleshot or tweak everything - I would just like the software to work as stated. Ssd upgrades need to be easy and painless.
Many thanks for any of your help.
Hey. I've similar issues with MX100 512GB. It have disappeared from windows now total of 3 times in over of one month time. Only rebooting the computer helps to find it back. I do not use it as OS drive so I dont get bsod or crash because of it. I've tried 2 different Intel storage driers but with same results and I've found no fixes yet. Feels like needs updated firmware.
Asus Z87-Expert, 4770K, 16GB DDR3, AMD 7950, Win 8.1 x64.
I have a MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012 btw.
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But failure due to wear is unpredictable. The drive life is just a guideline and you can't really use it to judge failure anymore accurately than you can judge a cars life expectancy based on its mileage.
If the drive life is down to 0% then that's telling you the NAND has been erased the number of times it was rated to. In practise it could have failed sooner or it could yet last many times over that rating.
If it's a mission critical drive then you might want to think about replacing it.
Otherwise, just keep up your regular backup routine until it actually gives you trouble.