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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 have a Asus X200M Netbook and replaced the HDD with a MX100 512GB from Amazon using the provided Acronis 2014 True Image software. It worked flawlessly until windows did an update to 8.1. Now the system randomly screen freezes while browsing, rebooting, etc. It is strange because if it freezes while browsing, it acts as if it loses internet connection and will time out, a few seconds later the browers ceases to function entirely and then a few seconds after that the entier machine becomes 100% unresponsive. Happens about 2-8 mins after I turn the machine on. I ran the harddrive tools to check the S.M.A.R.T. stuff and it found no error. Fortunately I have the original HDD and reimaged again, however no matter my selection on windows update, it will auto download and install 8.1, thus running into the problem all over again. The system has the most up to date drivers from ASUS. Please help before I toss this thing into the window, I thought microsoft learned there lesson after vista, apparently not.
Seems normal for the msata: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Crucial-M500-240GB-mSATA-overheating-issue/m-p/150692#M42694
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with your SSD.
What I think we should do is take it back to the start and clone it again using the cable we provided with the drive. You said that you used a SATA 3 external cable when the one we provided is SATA 2 so I'm assuming you're using a different cable than the one provided. Please correct me if I'm wrong here.
First of all can you perform a clean all through Diskpart on Windows. The following link will show you how to do this and it will blank your SSD. (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/52129-disk-clean-clean-all-diskpart-command.html)
Once you have done that please run the clone again using the cable and software provided and let us know how it goes. If you do run in to any other issues I would be more than happy to look in to it further for you.
I cloned my desktop Windows 8.1 system onto an MX100.
Initial bootup, had to do the Repair Disk Comand Prompt commands;
Then, the SSD system booted up cleanly and quickly. But when I try to restart, it sits at the blue restarting screen with animated circling dots, and doesn't continue - even after left overnight.
But, If I hold the power button 5 seconds, then hit it again, boots OK.
Is there any way to clear up this problem running all the latest drivers and updates with Avast Virus protection installed, and working with no problems on my older regular hard drive.
What about ambient/room temperature before and now? Is your system laptop or desktop PC?
For many systems there is almost linear relationship between ambient temperature and pc components temperatures, especially in laptop systems I think. Warmer air cools less (is less efficient in cooling) than cooler air.