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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): 240GB
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This storage is a perfect replacement for a regular SATA thin disk in a laptop or notebook. It is much faster than a regular disk and does not damage as easily as a disk.
Slapped 2x of them in MSI GS70 for RAID0. Lighting fast, sips power, great performance and reliability.
Have a third in an ATX board as the OS drive, using all four SATA 3 slots on the board for a massive storage array.
Nothing bad about it, but a black PCB would have been nice for the ATX system as it has a case window and all the other PCBs are black.
When it comes to SSDs there are a lot companies and some of their products are doubious. I only use Crucial, Samsung, and intel. Both for my home systems and at work.
Used it for my C: boot drive - windows 7 boots in 15 seconds
Used in a Drobo 5N as the accelerator chip, and it works like a charm fast and does its job. Excellent product and well worth the price I paid for 240GB.
Within 48 hours of installing an M550 512GB SSD in my mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro (latest version of Mavericks), I experienced the apparently famous random crash/restart, with no startup disk found on reboot until I powered down. I am posting a new thread, because I didn't see much mention of Mac OSX in the previous thread - and no solution! I considered returning the device, but I had already fallen in love with the speed increase, and actually, it hasn't recurred...yet. And I don't use the laptop for mission-critical projects.
But... doesn't there really need to be a fix for this?
It really shouldn't matter what software or drivers are being run - if they worked fine on the old hard drive, they should be reliable on the SSD. I just hope Crucial is working on a fix for this!
I am considering a 1TB SSD for my desktop, and at the moment, I am concerned about considering a Crucial SSD. What is the feeling about this issue? Thanks! - JW
You're not alone. See this thread.
After install W7 downloads and installs many updates and create many temporary files during that process, it may be happening in the background. Also installing any program or driver can create additional temporary files. You can reclaim disk space by removing that kind of temporary files but usually W7 takes care of that by its own.
Hello. I recently installed a 256gb MX100 SSD in my 2009 Macbook Pro (mid-2009, Macbook Pro 5, 4 to be specific). I have read many conflicting arguments about whether or not to enable TRIM support on newer aftermarket SSDs on Mac. Some say do it, no questions asked, and others have reported system issues or drive failures when enablding TRIM. I understand the basic concepts of what it is for. But some folks are also claiming the the basic garbage collection on newer SSDs is sufficient enough.
The SSDs that Apple is shipping in their factory hardward these days have TRIM support enabled by default, however there are numerous instructions online about enabling TRIM for a 3rd party SSD... either via the command line or using a TRIM enabler application.
My question is simple. Should I enable TRIM on this MX100 drive? I don't want to cause any issues with my system if I don't have to. I have been using the SSD for over a week without TRIM enabled and haven't had any issues. I don't expect I will keep this laptop in regular use beyond the next 12 - 14 months.
Thanks for any insights you can provide!
I can relate to this. My M550 1TB SDD worked fine in my old laptop (Lenovo Z570), but not in my very recently purchased Fujitsu Celsius H 730 workstation laptop. I have the problems you're describing - SSD not detected properly in the BIOS, but I, like you have contacted my laptop manufacturer and they report that I have the latest BIOS firmware already.
SSD is listed in the BIOS after a cold boot, but not after a warm reboot. I've tried all combinations of BIOS settings but I can't get the SSD to the point that I can access it.
I have tested that the drive can be accessed when installed internally in an older computer. It seems to be newer laptops like ours which are having problems.
The SSD works fine in a USB3 interface, which is how I've been able to image it without difficulty. This is leading me to think it's an incompatibility with either the BIOS or the SATA controller that Fujitsu uses.
I'm not terribly happy as I'm now left with a very fast backup disk which I can only use externally.
I'm not sure whether to bother Fujitsu or Crucial with this incompatibility issue. Clearly, standard disks like the 1TB Western Digital Blue I installed instead (just so I could get back to work) work fine with the Fujitsu, and the SSD works fine in other hardware.
Good luck - I'm just going to wait this out until one or other firm releases a firmware update, then I'll test again.