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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.
I had been a Crucial m4 128GB for nearly 3 years without problem.
I upgraded to an MX100 256GB about 3 weeks ago. It had been working fine but about 2 days ago I had a BSOD and the drive wasn't working after a reboot (OS wouldn't boot - flashing cursor). I turned my PC off and on again and the drive started working normally again and has been for the past 2 days. SMART data looks fine.
Obviously I am concerned though. What have other people's experiences been with the drive?
I am using Windows 7 64-bit, Asus Z87-PRO, IRST 188.8.131.521.
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with your system. The error you're receiving is due to an issue with the Master Boot Record.
I would recommend putting the Windows installation disk in to the system and picking the repair option. This could help resolve the issues you're having with the drive.
If you're still having issues after this you may want to look at reinstalling Windows on to your SSD. If you do have any other questions at all, please let me know.
The C400 is an OEM drive, typically for supply with pre-built computers. Your computer manufacturer should have firmware updates for it.
The 5000 hour issue was fixed in 0309 for the M4 and I would guess that your 0509 is your OEM's equivalent to that version so you should be clear of that error. Though there have been a few updates since which your computer supplier should be able to provide.
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with your SSD.
So I can look in to what has happened, I'm going to ask you a couple of questions. You said you cloned the drive, did it show as being successful?
Has the new MX100 been picked up at any point at all? I would also recommend looking at initializing the drive. To initialize your disk and have it detected by your OS, you can follow the steps from our Tribal Knowledge Base:
Please try that and let me know how it goes. If you do have any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask.
Try disabling the Marvell controller from your BIOS (whilst the drive is obviously connected to an Intel port)
I seem to recall a few past Asus owners having to do that.