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Crucial M500 120GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD3 by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Crucial M500 120GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD3
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 412 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 2.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed4.7   average
Price4.6   average
Read4.5   above average
Windows4.3   above average
mSATA4.3   average
Installation4.2   average
Boot4.1   average


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Boot

Boot:
"My laptop sees it maybe one out of every 20 boots, which means it's useless for storing files and double-plus useless for booting a second OS which is what I wanted it for."
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"On power up would randomly get file corruption errors which would prevent a successful boot to the OS."
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"For anyone else looking to do the dual-boot trick, the key is to use the most recent version of Ubuntu (the older versions don't play well with the Windows UEFI boot loader) and make sure you disable the Secure Boot option in your BIOS."
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"SSD works well as a boot device and is ridiculously fast even when plugged into a laptop PCIE slot which slows it down to SATA II speeds"
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"Easy installation and good performance, boots Windows 7 fairly quickly."
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"It was super easy to install and reduced my boot time to 4-6 seconds."
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"The intent was to be able to boot from it."
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"Boot speeds are incredibly fast as well as read write speeds."
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Installation

Installation:
"Failed immediately after I had finished installing everything on it - no longer recognized by anything."
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"Easy installation and no hassles."
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"But then shortly after installing all my programs and data the drive failed to be recognized taking all my projects with it."
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"All threw hard errors while installing."
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"Installation was easy, moving the OS over to the SSD not so much - but that's not a fault of the hardware."
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"After a basic installation with some extra programs it still has 50% of the drive free (so it still needs another hard drive to store media and heavier installations).Great bang for the buck."
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"Easy installation and good performance, boots Windows 7 fairly quickly."
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"Easy installation and greatly improved performance."
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"Easy installation and running the system nicely"
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Price

Price:
"For the price I think this is hard to beat."
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"Although Crucial homepage claim not compatible, I just brought it because Amazon Christmas price is so attractive 144.9 for 240G !"
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"Great buy, price and no complaints! "
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"I bought a much cheaper replacement (Adata Premier Pro SP310) which was a quarter of the price as it will probably have a limited lifespan as well."
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"Fast and big on a decent price for what it is."
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"Highly recommended, especially at this price."
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"I was hoping for a bit faster, but I cannot complain about the price performance at all."
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"Great price point, good speeds and seems to be very reliable."
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Read

Read:
"SDB is the samsung connected through USB3 which apparently slows down the reads."
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"Great read write rates."
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"Boot speeds are incredibly fast as well as read write speeds."
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"The read speed is excellent."
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"I know that most SSD applies to this now but If you look at most SSD optimization guides, you'll know for sure that this drive works fine by turning write-caching buffer flushing optimization OFF because of the enterprise features in it (supercaps in this case).Read external reviews about this drive, you can't be wrong about it."
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"com>Jun 15 (3 days ago)to crucsupportAs always, prior to making a major purchase, I thoroughly read the terms and conditions of Warranties."
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Speed

Speed:
"SSD works well as a boot device and is ridiculously fast even when plugged into a laptop PCIE slot which slows it down to SATA II speeds"
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"Great product, used on an X220 computer, replaced the 3G module with it to get some storage space past the usual standard intel SSD, works well and fits well, and it's been more than a year now, no problem what so ever, copy speed is great"
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"It's hard to judge what the performance improvement is to my Drobo since installing it, but it operates seamlessly."
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"And the speed test I ran after was miserable only about 50mb writes wtf?"
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"The OCZ showed GREAT performance however, which i was worried about replacing it."
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"Super fast SSD, while it works, mine failed after about 10 months, 2 attempted phone calls, and a 8+ message email chain, and I am still no closer to getting an RMA to get this junk replaced, their support is a JOKE, it's non existent."
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"Fast and big on a decent price for what it is."
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"Fast, easy to install and just works!"
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"It is faster than stock, gave me plenty of elbow room, and continues to perform well."
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"I was hoping for a bit faster, but I cannot complain about the price performance at all."
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"Excellent speeds."
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Windows

Windows:
"For anyone else looking to do the dual-boot trick, the key is to use the most recent version of Ubuntu (the older versions don't play well with the Windows UEFI boot loader) and make sure you disable the Secure Boot option in your BIOS."
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"Great little drive that I used to replace a dead one in an Acer Windows 8 tablet."
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"I was initially worried when I booted up into Windows and her C: drive was still the same size."
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"It installed with no problems, using my Windows 8.1 recovery CD that came with my laptop."
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"Easy installation and good performance, boots Windows 7 fairly quickly."
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"I am using it with my dual boot Windows and Ubuntu linux laptop, it works great."
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"I installed this ssd where the original was and clean installed Windows 8.1 with no problems."
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"it's easy installation and super speed for windows 8. the msata is your best choice after considering so many options."
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mSATA

mSATA:
"The original was failing and the question for me was whether a mSata SSD drive would work in the mPCIE mSata slot."
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"Given all that, and the fact I have heard good things about Samsung SSD magician, I wonder if it won't have just been easier to pay a few bucks extra for Samsung mSATA SSD if transferring the OS had been easier."
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"In my case, I had two msata ports in my laptop so I had some freedom of choice, but otherwise I think I might have had issues with excessive temperatures because the other msata port is near the battery which gets hot by standard."
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"I love the mSATA compactness."
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"Note: my laptop had some pretty oddball screws for the mSATA mounting that were difficult to source locally, so it's worth the time to check and order them if necessary."
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"Works great for Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 in the mSATA slot."
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"Please be aware that this is only an Msata and what is pictured on the main page is not what you will receive."
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"it's easy installation and super speed for windows 8. the msata is your best choice after considering so many options."
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