Crucial MX100 - Solid state drive - 512 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600(CT512MX100SSD1)
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Rather than cloning I used the more secure Backup / Recovery approach described in the include Acronis software users’ guide. I used a Western Digital My Book Studio for holding the backup. As this SSD had a bigger capacity than my existing HDD’s 320Gb, I had no need to shrink or omit anything
This worked well once the SSD had been initialised so that it was recognised by the system. This was not clear from the stand alone step by step description of the Backup / Recovery process.
My laptop running Windows 7 32bit now comes out of hibernation mode in a couple of seconds – very impressive & the SSD measured performance is now close to the Windows maximum. Subjectively it seems to have produced a much greater improvement in speed on this laptop than a previous in stallion of a similar but small SSD on my Windows 7 32 bit desktop. Not sure why – might be related to the amount of RAM 16Gb in the Desktop cf 4Gb in the laptop
The capacity of this SSD is easily sufficient to hold all my system, application & data files.
Overall I’m very satisfied.
You should note that the performance on the 128GB, 256GB and 512GB models are different and at the time of writing, I believe the descriptions on the Amazon page are incorrect.
All variants have a 550 MB/s sequential read, but they have different sequential write speeds; the 128 GB SSD has 150 MB/s. The 256 GB SSD has 330 MB/s. The 512 GB SSD has 500 MB/s. Real world measurements may differ, but those are the numbers you should see. You can get proper, more detailed numbers if you search for reviews on reputable sites such as Bit-Tech or AnandTech.
In terms of performance compared to other SSDs, this is pretty much neck-to-neck, making it a great value for money, so whether you're going for a low, mid or high end build, this will do the job just fine. Also, I have bought this in addition to an M500 480 GB SSD, its 'predecessor', which it does outperform slightly.
One of the main reasons to get an SSD is to improve your experience with your laptop/computer. So while different people may get different boot-up times, it's the wrong thing to focus on. You only reboot a few times a day (at most), but you use applications and read/write far more often than that. It doesn't matter if your computer boots up in 8 or 10 seconds, what matters is that your applications load faster than before. In terms of the big ones, these are Photoshop, Lightroom, Visual Studio, IntelliJ and SQL Server and all of them benefit from the performance improvement. (Actually, you may get misleading and overly-optimistic SQL query times on your SSDs and may want to do a proper performance profile when deploying).Read more ›
Anyone using Win 8.1 who follows the advice on the Crucial website, downloads the free version of Acronis TrueImage 2014 that Crucial make specially available to purchasers via a slip in the packaging, installs TrueImage on their current hard disk, then uses it to clone their current hard disk partitions on to the MX100 may be in for a surprise when they then boot from the newly-installed MX100.
In some cases (mine included) the system will boot (pleasingly quickly) and appear to run without hassle... for a while. But then, without warning, it starts to seize up in a very strange way. Applications load and start up as normal, but any attempt to select from their menus produces no response. You still (for a time) have control of the mouse and keyboard, and you can go to your desktop and try to start any other application, which will also duly load, put up its opening screen... then refuse to do anything else. Once you've tried this with a few different applications, you find that you no longer get any response from the keyboard. You can still move the mouse, and use it to select areas on your desktop, but aside from that, no mouse clicks have any effect. You now have an unusable desktop, with no way of getting to the Task Manager to attempt to close any applications or reload Explorer. Your only way out is to force a power off.
If you go to Crucial's user forums you will find many Win 8.1 users complaining of precisely this behaviour over the past several months.Read more ›
I did experience one problem, after the CLONING was done the Acronis software kept restarting and looping trying to perform the process all over again. I just pulled the cable at this point switched machine off and made the swap. It all worked.
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A great upgrade from an old HDD or smaller SSD. I purchased mine to upgrade the HDD in my new lenovo laptop. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mr. P
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I bought this on black Friday so the review might seem biased, but it is seriously fast, reliable and a great price. Would buy again.Published 1 month ago by Tom James
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