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How to Initialize Your SSD for Windows®


Before you can use your new SSD you have to initialize and partition it. If you are performing a clean installation of your operating system, or cloning to your SSD, it is not neccessary to follow these steps.

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Why Did my SSD Disappear from my System?


In most cases, your SSD can be returned to normal operating condition by completing a power cycle, a process detailed below which will take a few minutes, followed by optimizing your power settings for SSD use.

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SSDs and SMART Data


A SMART enabled storage drive monitors itself and collects data, and this data can be read and interpreted with the help of utilities capable of reporting the SMART data to the user.

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Trim and OS X® operating systems


This articles contains a video showing a benchmark with Trim enabled, then with Trim disabled. You will see fluctuations in speed in both cases, but these fluctuations would not be noticeable under normal use.

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An Overview of mSATA and M.2 SSDs


Some systems require PCIe-based devices, while others require SATA-based devices. Some can use both, but might need to be configured to one mode or the other in your system's UEFI or BIOS.

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Helpful SSD Accessories


The Crucial® SSD Install Kit contains every additional part needed for a typical install of a 2.5 inch solid state drive (SSD) into most laptops or desktops.

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Acronis Reboots Computer without Cloning


When attempting to clone a drive using Acronis True Image for Crucial® on some systems that have a UEFI, it is possible for the software to be prevented from entering the correct environment to start the clone.

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Cloned SSD Has No Sound


If you have cloned your original hard drive onto a new SSD and everything works except for sound, there are some steps that you can take that may resolve the issue without having to re-clone using bootable Rescue Media.

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DPC Watchdog Violation Error


If you are receiving a “DCP WATCHDOG VIOLATION” error when using the Crucial P1®, dont worry. The issue can be resolved by following the troubleshooting steps listed below.

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Eject USB Storage Drive in macOS


To eject your USB storage drive properly, you can either click the Eject icon next to the device name in Finder or select the USB Drive icon on the desktop and drag it to the Trash.

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The best reason to get a Crucial SSD


Crucial SSDs are designed and developed by Micron, one of the largest NAND manufacturers in the world. This means, when you purchase a Crucial SSD, you are guaranteed reliability, innovation, expertise and customer support.

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