Crucial MX300 525GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT525MX300SSD1
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Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND Flash technology with the proven success of previous mx-series SSDs. Your storage drive isn't just a container, it's the Engine that loads and saves everything you do and use. Get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of performance.
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177 of 190 people found the following review helpful.
but I am in IT and I buy these because they are a good value, and reliable
By Nick R.
Samsung gets all the press nowadays because their SSD's are the highest performing... but I am in IT and I buy these because they are a good value, and reliable. The Crucial/Micron brand SSD's have been made in the same factory, and they both offer rudimentary power protection. This doesn't protect writes that were being made when you lost power, but it does offer some protection on the rest of the data. Other brands without power protection can suffer major file system damage if power fails during use. I put these in OEM laptops (and MX200's before this one), where people run out of batteries, and I've yet to have a serious failures.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Must Have For A Faster Laptop
By JDS II
I used a pair of these to replace the factory hard drives in my pair of MacBook Pro laptops. For storage size vs price these are the best value that you will find and they work just as fast as Samsung SSDs or any other company out there that is trying to charge you double the price for the same drive.
If you have a laptop with a regular SATA drive there is no way to explain how much faster an SSD is and how much it improves performance. Click on an app/program and it opens instantly. No bouncing icons in the dock on a MacBook. They programs open so fast there is no time for it to bounce - no joke.
I am a DJ and I use my MacBook Pro laptops for many hours on end to play music and videos. The other day I ran it for 12 hours straight and had no problem with the drive over heating.
Great value - don't hesitate to buy
150 of 171 people found the following review helpful.
Good hardware, lousy software and documentation!
By Joe, Access3Dservices
Bought the 525GB SSD to upgrade the 120GB ssd that came in my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e. Having never cloned a drive before I tried to plug the Crucial (destination) drive into my USB -> SATA adapter but running True Image resulted in errors and not cloning. After reading some guides I found that the destination drive must be installed in the computer, but with only one SATA port and no dvd drive I wasn't sure how to proceed, and none of the instructions take this situation into account. Fortunately I was able to troubleshoot the problem and came up with a solution that worked to clone my SSD. Step by step instructions:
1. With original drive still installed run Acronis True Image 2015 and create an Acronis USB Bootable Rescue Media.
2. Open laptop, discharge static, then remove existing sdd or hdd from device.
3. Discharge static then install new SSD.
4. Start computer and boot from Acronis USB.
5. Plug original drive into USB->SATA adapter and run the Acronis Drive Cloning Tool. The tool works on automatic, but made a 350gb recovery partition taking up the majority of the disc.
6. Once cloning is finished, load Windows and install Crucial Storage Executive and enable Momentum Cache on new ssd.
7. Go to Windows 10 Disk Management, right click the useless recovery partition, and either delete or shrink it. I deleted it since I'll be keeping my original ssd as a backup, and can use that for recovery.
8. In Disk Management right click the Windows partition, C:, and expand your windows partition to maximum size.
That's it! Don't know why this isn't detailed by Crucial as I had to piece together the steps from different sources, but if you follow these instructions you should have a working upgraded drive!