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Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT960M500SSD1 by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT960M500SSD1
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 2579 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 2.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Shipping5.0   above average
Packaging4.7   above average
Price4.7   average
Cost4.6   above average
Reliable4.6   above average
Speed4.5   average
Battery4.4   average
Reliability4.4   average
Transfer4.3   average
Boot4.1   average
Installation4.0   average
Read3.8   average
Warranty3.7   below average
Write3.7   average
Cable3.6   average
Case3.6   average
Firmware3.6   above average
Service3.5   average
Windows3.1   below average
Power3.0   below average
Screw2.5   below average
Controller1.5   below average
Partition0.9   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"Unfortunately it didn't fix the battery life :P"
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"So don't expect good battery life in a laptop."
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"Battery life seems to have improved somewhat as well - probably due to not having to spin up motors."
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"My laptop also uses significantly less battery power as well."
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"After we did it improved battery life by a couple of hours, and the speed is amazing."
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"Love the performance boost, extra battery life and quietness over my old magnetic drive."
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"Unfortunately there are too many variables to give an accurate estimate on the energy consumption but my laptop battery lasts longer than it did before."
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Boot

Boot:
"Was initially going to put it in my desktop but had my laptop fail so put it in that and was super happy I did, boot time is fast I will keep that laptop longer."
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"My laptop boots up much faster but no, it is not instantaneous as some reviewers may have suggested."
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"wanted to get an SSD for the wifes home work computer incase there was a late homework problem or a project emergency I wanted it to boot and be there, no waiting for it to load and start up or for any of the programs to get going."
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"While everyone else is complaining about slow windows boot and shutdown times and slow Outlook, mine is up quick and ready to go."
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"All I had to do was boot my failed mac in recovery mode, connect the new drive using a SATA wire ($15), format the SSD to Mac OS Journaled, and install the new Mavericks OS."
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"I will say if you are going to purchase this device, I cannot recommend it as a primary boot."
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"My boot times are amazing."
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"Was initially going to put it in my desktop but had my laptop fail so put it in that and was super happy I did, boot time is fast I will keep that laptop longer."
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"Much faster boot ups, low power use, love it all the way around."
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"Luckily I keep copies of my SSD frequently because on the morning March 3 I woke up to see my Beautiful Macbook turn on and boot to grey screen with a huge stop sign."
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"The installation was easy and boot times are fantastic."
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Cable

Cable:
"My only complaint is that, I wish it had came with a SATA cable."
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"After a huge runaround I found out that a lot of MacBook Pro's have had problems with this hard drive and that the SATA cable in the MacBooks need to be replaced for it to work."
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"So if you install it with a SATA cable attached to your MOBO, you won't be able to see it at windows as a hard drive that you can use."
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"So, now I have a cable and a disc with software that are useless to me."
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"Proximity to the Battery info cable seems to cause part of the problem."
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"The original HD cable isn't insulated well enough for the configuration in the 17-inch MacBook Pros."
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"Through no fault of Crucial's, the drive would not work (faulty SATA cable can't handle the speed of the drive, apparently)."
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"You'll need an optical bay hard drive adapter caddy (micro SATA cables makes one that fits nicely)."
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"My motherboard only supports SATA at 3 GBPS but this cable worked great, long enough to reach."
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"I used Silverstone Tek 3.5-Inch to 2 X 2.5-Inch Hard Drive HDD SSD Bay Convertor to mount the drive this was my only downfall, as the convertor puts the drive in the middle, and the iMac's old HDD drive connectors are off to one side, by slowing pulling and stretching the cables was able to get connected, so far so good."
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"The motherboard has two empty SATA slots and the power supply has an additional free power cable, so the cable hookups to the drive went without a problem."
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Capacity

Capacity:
"You may ask why do I have so many SSD's ....not a choice but 5 of these SSD's are 120GB capacity drives making it challenging to have continually freeing up every last bit of capacity."
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"Crucial has a bit too many different models for same storage capacity and I wish they clear up the confusion."
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"A little dated on capacity at this stage in the game"
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"My only disappointment with this is that I did not get a drive with more capacity."
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"To make up for the finite writes the drives have extra hidden capacity on top of the specs used as a failsafe and files are spread over the drive to prevent constant writing on the same spot."
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"I did compromise some storage capacity with the switch, i. e. I downgraded from a 750 GB HDD to the 500 GB SSD, but the trade off has been more than worth it in terms of user experience and cost savings (I can hold off on a new machine for a few more years now)."
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"Replaced my OEM spinner drive with this and it is excellent plus it doubled my hard drive capacity."
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"Great capacity & performance."
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"Crucial has a bit too many different models for same storage capacity and I wish they clear up the confusion."
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"Pros:+ Good performance.+ Very fast small-file write speeds.+ Good price GB ratioCons:- Not available in 1TB capacity."
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"Recommend larger capacity if you want to put operating system and lots of games onto it."
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Case

Case:
"My PC setup uses 2 of these drives for mirroring, just in case one drive has a catastrophic failure."
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"It hates being inside the case."
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"In my system's M500 was connected to Port0.Next export the Port0 sub-hive (or whatever port number you are working with) to restore things in case of a mistake."
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"other files I have on HDs still- I put my swap disk on the SSD as well, it doesn't wear it that much more as i have so much RAM and that way swap is still super fast- I left mine just hanging in the case touching the bottom tilted at a weird angle as i don't have a mount."
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"This serves to protect the data in case of failure of the application drive (which work excellently when the Kingston pooped out) and also allows more storage for less money compared to purchasing very large SSDs."
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"Setup:Bought, downloaded and installed SecureDoc Stand-alone edition for Windows, followed the wizards to set up encryption keys, password, and to create rescue media in case of any future problems."
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"Love the case , sturdy and fits perfectly ."
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"I would definitely recommend getting an external case for your old hdd to be able to easily hook it up, format and clone drive or whatever you would like."
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"In either case, I have experienced absolutely no problems with these."
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"If you had the degree, you'd still need a tiny little wrench almost a foot long to get at the deeply embedded screws to remove the case as well as the infamous case cracker."
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Controller

Controller:
"I used Apricorn EZ Gig IV to clone the old hard drive - another Crucial that had 5 years on it before the controller started to fail intermittently."
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"Not all drives can connect at the SATA II speed (beware sanforce controllers) due to the SATA controller in the iMac, but the M500 connects at the full SATA II speed (3Gps)"
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"Apparently this model has some kind of buggy firmware that won't work with certain SATA controllers therefore you won't be able to do a RAID."
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"The controller problem is a very nasty problem and a solution was difficult to find."
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"OCZ finally fixed their drive failure rates (by going back to the old controller with new firmware), but their prices fluctuate above the line."
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"The X58 mobo would not work with this SSD so i installed the controller and presto, everything is running great."
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"Samsung has a great SSD Memory Controller and provides excellent SSDs that have a great reputation for reliability."
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Cost

Cost:
"This SSD failure has cost us lots of down time and time attempting to recover."
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"The primary problem is cost per gigabyte."
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"the only problem is the 480GB is not enough room for all of my stuff and it would be cost prohibitive have entirely solid state memory."
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"They cost abit more than other drives but well worth it for the reliability."
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"Good product for the cost"
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"In every way it was the right drive for a great cost and speed per gigabyte and IOPS metric"
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"Reliable, reasonable cost, and very speedy."
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"While not the fastest unit available, it has good a cost to performance ratio, and so far they have been reliable."
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Expensive

Expensive:
"While it's not the best performing SSD out there (which are also much more expensive), it is way faster than your average HDD, which was all that I was after; after swapping out my old HDD for this SSD, my laptop feels much better than when it was new."
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"These components were prohibitively expensive a few years back but are not any longer and are easy to install."
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"This is a great alternative to the expensive Samsung and other name-brand options out there, as well as to paying the kings ransom Apple charges if you want an SSD when you first buy your computer."
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"It is not quite as fast as some more expensive units, but it is a significant improvement over my HDD and is a good bargain at the price."
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"It isnt super expensive and gives you a nice amount of storage space."
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"While on paper this SSD is not as fast as the SSD that I'm using for my OS and non-gaming software, in use I haven't noticed a difference in speed between the two (and it is the least expensive of the two, as well)."
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"Pros:Good alternative to the more expensive flagship models."
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Firmware

Firmware:
"Update: Crucial now offers an SSD drive utility that brings some heretofore missing features such as firmware update, secure erase and a few others."
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"What I am having a problem with, and finding utterly ridiculous, is the lack of firmware support for Mac users without a CD-Rom."
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"So if you are a Mac user like me (Mid 2010 15inch MacBook Pro) who removed optical drive for the SSD, you are running into hassle upgrading the firmware."
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"My assumption is that its a software (firmware) problem rather than a hardware problem."
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"The firmware might fix my problems but they are not that major compared to the positives I've experienced."
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"Came with MU02 so I upgraded firmware to MU03 which you have to do with the SSD as your boot drive otherwise it will fail to detect from what I experienced."
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"no problem so far, just no firmware or migration tools are provided."
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"I greatly appreciate the fact that Crucial has released firmware updates for this drive that do NOT erase your data."
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"A customer shouldn't have to jump through hoops to update the firmware on the Mac side, when this solution is easy on the Windows side."
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"- Easy to update its firmware, just head to their website (crucial."
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"5 things you need to know before you upgrade your HDD to SSD.1- Your SATA connection type (SATA II or SATA III) in order to your SSD to take advantage of its Speed.2- Choose the SSD that you can update its firmware easily.3- Why do you want to upgrade your Storage media to SSD?"
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Installation

Installation:
"I tried this one for my Mac and it was keep getting failed while installing OS."
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"I solved the problem by installing my new OS (Yosemite) to the Crucial SSD while it was in the external enclosure connected via USB 3."
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"Reading the Amazon reviews is a great way to solve these kind of installation problems."
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"had no problem installing it into my laptop."
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"Therefore, if it ain't absolutely perfect from installation to performance, it doesn't get a perfect rating."
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"If you are getting this ssd for your thinkpad and you are also installing Linux os and I would not recommend this ssd."
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"The installation was easy and boot times are fantastic."
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"Installation was easy on my lenovo ultrabook.. Boots up windows at lighting speed!"
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"Installation was easy and everything was recognized the way it should."
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"Excellent price for a great SSD, easy installation guide from Crucial, the inclusion of the 9.5mm adapter was very convenient."
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"Installation was as easy as any other hard drive."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"Frustration proof packaging"
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"Safe packaging, clean look and easily installed."
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"Packaging was nice and simple, easy to install and instructions if needed."
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"Easy to install great packaging! "
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"Good packaging and is actually cased in metal unlike so many drives these days."
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"Shipping was included, product packaging protected the product well."
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Partition

Partition:
"I have 3 partitions: the hidden diagnostic partition, the Recovery partition and the OS partition."
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"Pros: Fast, Lightweight, and Reduces HeatCons: The Image I made was for a 250GB HD and this is a 240GB SSD so I was not able to copy the restore partition which wasn't a big issue because I have the original HDD as Backup."
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"Bootcamp does weird stuff to the partition table and is not friendly when something changes it."
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"Drive works great, but it does not come with software to transfer partitions from old drive,I would recommend purchasing a drive that includes the software"
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"There's a feature I like in EaseUS that lets me 'slide' the partition size with ease at setup."
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Power

Power:
"Please note, that if you use this drive with Windows - you could run into drive sleep problem during power management."
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"There are enterprise level features on these drives that protect data during power failure that are not available on other (faster) competitor drives."
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"- This Crucial SSD have power failure protection."
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"I am okay to trade off few MBps throughput for power failure protection."
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"I purchase this brand because it has greater fault tolerance for when a computer looses power."
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"My problem stemmed from Toshiba's stock power application that ships with notebooks was turning off my HD after running for ten minutes."
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"Use it on my Mac Mini 2012 and it works very well...the speed-up from power up to user login is less than 5 secs."
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"Much faster boot ups, low power use, love it all the way around."
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"What is good about this and the Samsung line is that they have low power support."
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"My laptop also uses significantly less battery power as well."
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"Once you've installed your new hard drive in your MacBook put it all back together (alternately you can just plug in the power just to verify that you're all set which if you're new to doing this I recommend it) and turn it on."
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Price

Price:
"I got it with an AMAZING LOW price .But i ran into some problems when i try to install it on my PC , took me some serious time to finally get it done .Work on instructions , shall we ?"
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"Balancing that with price you cannot believe how pleased you will be making this upgrade! "
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"Hard to beat this kind of performance at this price point."
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"Crucial is the only one that I plan on buying as things stand now, they aren't the best performing but they are the only ones that have a reasonable price while still without sacrificing reliability."
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"Not only are these fast and reliable, but they're pretty affordable too."
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"I've only had it for 2 months so can't comment on reliability, but for the price this is really hard to beat."
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"good price"
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"The performance is good compared to the price."
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"nice product and price"
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"I got it with an AMAZING LOW price .But i ran into some problems when i try to install it on my PC , took me some serious time to finally get it done .Work on instructions , shall we ?"
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"Very easy to install and all for a great low price, you can't beat that."
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Quality

Quality:
"This hard drive would be excellent but I think I have got a fault equipment or they do not make quality SSDs becasue my hard drive freezes atleast twice a week."
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"The speeds are as advertised, if not exceeded, and the build quality cannot be beat."
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"I was really happy with the drives performance when i installed it, but after 30 days of use it stopped allowing me to write data but i could read data for a short period of time which allowed me to perform a backup of the drive I'm hoping the backup data is good, talked with support they said it sounds like the controller went bad so I RMA it back to them, I'm hoping the next one i get will last longer, not feeling to good about the quality of this product if the next one goes bad i'll be looking for another brand."
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"Unable to rate quality of SSD."
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"This has nothing to do with the excellent quality of the SSD, just something to ponder when you attempt to restore your data."
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"Crucial has been around a long time and that is because they make reliable products that perform well and quality control that second to none."
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"** If you do not care about that, and you are sure you write less data, then you go with this it is pretty good, fast, and very high quality."
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"- Good quality."
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"Good quality"
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"Great quality and performance."
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Read

Read:
"A lot of people run the silly free download benchmarks and focus mostly on Sequential Reads and Writes, but this will not give you a good indication of day to day performance except for copying very large files."
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"The speed is no as good as I expected, read around 350MB, write around 230MB, once the file was damaged due to suddent reset,So you should know that you should properly restart or switch off the OS, otherwise you will be regret, especially you have important file opened."
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"I was able to mount and copy lots of data off of it, but there were also many read errors."
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"Should easily handle 3 year warranty fulfillment with expectation of going 5 with no issues (read writes on SSD will eventually degrade memory)."
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"I was a little disappointed on the random access reads."
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"the drive is rated at 500MB s read and 400 writes, I'm getting 475 writes and 396 reads, so just at whats rated, no complaints there."
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"I had read online that this drive worked with no problems on the NVIDIA chipset in the Macbook which was causing issues with the s60."
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"Certainly a great gaming drive as well considering the reads are a lot higher than the writes (still both are pretty great)."
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"my first ssd, read at 489M s, write at 252M s, very nice."
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"But the OCZ Radeon drives typically have good mixed read write and excellent latency, meaning better average user feel than most drives."
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"The speed is no as good as I expected, read around 350MB, write around 230MB, once the file was damaged due to suddent reset,So you should know that you should properly restart or switch off the OS, otherwise you will be regret, especially you have important file opened."
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Reliability

Reliability:
"I've only had it for 2 months so can't comment on reliability, but for the price this is really hard to beat."
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"Speaking of reliability: nothing is 100% failure free."
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"Thus you will not be able to fully enjoy the added speed and reliability the M500 has to offer as a SSD."
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"Both Samsung and Crucial have very good reputations for reliability (again, Crucial had some firmware problems early on with the M4, but those were fixed)."
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"They cost abit more than other drives but well worth it for the reliability."
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"Good speed, good reliability."
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"Crucial has the best price performance reliability of SSD any manufacturer out there."
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"Brand has good reliability track record."
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"This SSD met my needs perfectly offering excellent performance, reliability, and features for the price."
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Reliable

Reliable:
"Replaced an OCZ SSD after failure and has proven to be reliable with comparable performance"
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"This, along with their on-board power capacitors (that backup data during power failures hard reboots), make the M500 a very sturdy and reliable option in keeping your data intact, vs. Samsung and other brands being marketed and directed more towards pure speed instead."
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"Crucial has been around a long time and that is because they make reliable products that perform well and quality control that second to none."
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"Fast drive, reliable, worked great in my MacBook Pro 2010."
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"Fast, reliable, easy to install with Hdd cloning software."
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"One of the best solid state drive to buy and very reliable."
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"It's been reliable and is very good for the price and a Windows drive solution."
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Screw

Screw:
"Take out HDD, undo screws... was no problem until I had to take the ones off the side of HDD, which I did with a pair of pliers and a thin cloth."
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"My one complaint is that it didn't come with any screws."
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"Although I was not able to install the forward screws on the Compaq 6329 internal drive enclosure, the rear two appear to be adequate."
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"I was not able to use the Torx screw - screws were too tight."
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"The only challenge was removing the lateral 4 screws in my original HD."
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"Move screws from HDD to SSD, no problems4."
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"If you had the degree, you'd still need a tiny little wrench almost a foot long to get at the deeply embedded screws to remove the case as well as the infamous case cracker."
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"Did have trouble finding the right screw drivers but other than that is was easy."
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"If you don't have a torch screw toolkit I recommend the Silverhill 20 Piece Tool Kit for Apple Products which sells through Amazon."
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"I copied cloned my old hard drive to this new Crucial 480 gig solid state drive... Then it was SO easy to remove two screws take out the old drive and slip in the new."
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Service

Service:
"While I do not recommend this drive, I am very pleased with Crucial's customer service."
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"A day later was having all sorts of strange issues with Windows...services not running and .NET Framework errors and .jpg images corrupted and not opening."
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"I had a little operator error, but their customer service straightened me out."
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"I opted for a one year service agreement for $199, that includes install and any problems for the next twelve months."
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"Then I couldn't run Windows Update because The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database."
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"Great service and fast delivery, my pc now working super fast and the boot time is only10 second."
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"One would expect more than 10 months reliable service."
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"Very satisfied withAmazon service is very good!"
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"Great product and service! "
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"Do a TRIM recommended by crucial (check with customer service if you don't know what it is)."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"Good description,fast and affordable shipping"
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"Perfect fit, exactly as advertised, and quick shipping what else could you want! "
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"Arrived on time, packed decent for shipping."
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"Good shipping package."
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"cheap price,fast shipping, performs well, but the ssd and packaging looks like crap though....4 stars."
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Speed

Speed:
"Hugely disappointing as this drive performs quite nicely."
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"Used solely for streaming video from a server so relatively small size is no problem for increased speed."
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"This is not the best or fastest SSD but Crucial makes great quality components."
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"The only downside: 120GB goes fast when loading pro apps."
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"A lot of people run the silly free download benchmarks and focus mostly on Sequential Reads and Writes, but this will not give you a good indication of day to day performance except for copying very large files."
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"Hard to beat this kind of performance at this price point."
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"Crucial has been around a long time and that is because they make reliable products that perform well and quality control that second to none."
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"This SSD not only met the advertised speed, but easily beat it."
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"The performance is good compared to the price."
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"Files transfer to & fro my USB3.0 thumbdrive is very fast....no regret getting the ssd and believe other brand of ssd speed should be very good as well."
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"amazingly fast"
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Transfer

Transfer:
"Files transfer to & fro my USB3.0 thumbdrive is very fast....no regret getting the ssd and believe other brand of ssd speed should be very good as well."
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"i was a little disappointed with my transfer speed when moving large files but that isnt' something i would do often."
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"Was able to transfer system disk yo ssd disk in minutes."
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"Great transfer rate - excellent overall performance at a good price."
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"Drive works great, but it does not come with software to transfer partitions from old drive,I would recommend purchasing a drive that includes the software"
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"I wanted to transfer a lot of files from the old HD as well, so I simply installed it in an empty 2.5 external SATA-to-USB enclosure I had on hand, did a COMPLETE malware scan on it, and then began transferring the desired files."
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"Data transfer and installation were pretty straight forward."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"It failed after a day so I have removed it from the system and I have applied for a warranty replacement."
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"Now dealing with Crucial support which is making me jump through hurdles just to attempt to apply for the warranty."
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"In the past, I have replaced laptop hard drives early to beat the eventual failure--and they all have a one year warranty."
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"I argued on the phone and they agreed to replace it when I sent the broken one back but this is unacceptable warranty practice."
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"Warranty is 1yr however with the purchase made to a credit card I could double the warranty making it another reason why it was simply too good to pass up."
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"Goods warranty."
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"Have never had a problem with their products and trust that they'll honor their warranty if I do."
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"My main reason for choosing the Samsung Pro and Intel 530 drives I also use, was that they were willing to put a 5 year warranty on their drives, which of course means I'm just hoping for the best reliability, but this has a 3 year which means it has a lower cycle life rating and 1.2 million hour MTTF and will likely wear out sooner."
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"Should easily handle 3 year warranty fulfillment with expectation of going 5 with no issues (read writes on SSD will eventually degrade memory)."
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Windows

Windows:
"Unfortunately this drive is not compatible with the Asus q501LA laptop and Windows 8 or 10."
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"I use Vista and Windows 7 and get the same problem on both."
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"I was unable to get the windows update."
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"So the cloning was useless without having the ability to use the windows update."
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"Ran an OS repair using a Windows 7 disc and it fixed some problems."
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"While everyone else is complaining about slow windows boot and shutdown times and slow Outlook, mine is up quick and ready to go."
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"I am able to use Windows 7 but both the installer for 8 and 10 cannot see the drive whatsoever."
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"The Good:- Super fast SSD, very noticeable on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu, it took 6 minutes and 35 seconds to reinstall the Windows on the device."
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"Works well and have had no issues with it dual-booting between Windows and Linux."
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"Did not hold up and very hard to install Windows 7"
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"The drive was easy to install and is super fast when booting up Windows and programs."
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Write

Write:
"A lot of people run the silly free download benchmarks and focus mostly on Sequential Reads and Writes, but this will not give you a good indication of day to day performance except for copying very large files."
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"The speed is no as good as I expected, read around 350MB, write around 230MB, once the file was damaged due to suddent reset,So you should know that you should properly restart or switch off the OS, otherwise you will be regret, especially you have important file opened."
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"SSD's have a limited number of writes and early ones had various problems which made them seem a bit of a double edged sword."
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"To make up for the finite writes the drives have extra hidden capacity on top of the specs used as a failsafe and files are spread over the drive to prevent constant writing on the same spot."
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"Should easily handle 3 year warranty fulfillment with expectation of going 5 with no issues (read writes on SSD will eventually degrade memory)."
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"the drive is rated at 500MB s read and 400 writes, I'm getting 475 writes and 396 reads, so just at whats rated, no complaints there."
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"** If you do not care about that, and you are sure you write less data, then you go with this it is pretty good, fast, and very high quality."
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"Certainly a great gaming drive as well considering the reads are a lot higher than the writes (still both are pretty great)."
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"my first ssd, read at 489M s, write at 252M s, very nice."
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"But the OCZ Radeon drives typically have good mixed read write and excellent latency, meaning better average user feel than most drives."
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"Pros:+ Good performance.+ Very fast small-file write speeds.+ Good price GB ratioCons:- Not available in 1TB capacity."
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