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I actually use 4 pcs to run raid5 in Highpoint Rocketraid card 7320A and use Crystaldisk Mark to check and it gives me 1200MB/sec write, which consider better than itself which I think about 500+MB/sec
I am updating my review. I am doing this due to the helpfulness of Crucial support. I am however still removing two stars. One for the length of time it took to get a replacement. And the other for the drive failing so quickly.
My original review is below. I do recommend the drives again but only with the proviso that I may edit this review again in the future if one of the drives fails again. I hope not. I do recommend these drives but except to wait quite a considerable amount of time and effort waiting for a replacement drive. They are very cheap drives when on sale and are very good for the money. I just question the quality of said drives since the failure. Do buy them if you want an affordable drive. If you want guaranteed quality no matter the cost then I recommend Samsung drives over Crucial. ------------------------------------- Bought two in October of 2020. They worked great for about 8 months. Just today (9th June 2021) one of the drives died. Completely stone cold dead. I tried power cycling the drive to see if it would come back to life. Alas it never did. I had to RMA a drive that is 8 months old. 8 MONTHS and it's dead already! My boot SSD & Hard Drive have been in my computer for over 4 years and have yet to show any signs of slowing down. This drive that I buy suddenly decides it wants to stop working.
Premessa: le prove sono state fatte su più schede madri con varie condizioni con il paragone di altri ssd e con il supporto dei programmi di diagnostica per ssd. Il disco passa tutti i test di stress semplice, di scansione superficie di copia ecc ecc. Ma quando ha troppe attività di i/o quindi troppi iops il disco entra in crisi e genera errori: Current pending sector count 0 1 0 1. In pratica inizia ad avere problemi con le code per troppi iops e se peggiore si perde i dati o si disconnette. Cosa che altri ssd di altri produttori ed altri dischi dello stesso produttore non fanno. E' scontato che il supporto del produttore è totalmente inutile e su internet altri hanno lo stesso problema e hanno risolto facendo sparire il check. Io nei test sono riuscito a bloccare il disco quindi per me non è una soluzione far sparire il controllo anche perchè effettivamente riesco a bloccarlo questo dimostra che il disco sotto quel tipo di stress si blocca. Altri ssd non fanno l'errore e non si bloccano nelle medesime condizioni di test. Quindi per me tale modello è inaffidabile e restituito ad amazon. Nuova aggiunta: il problema da me riscontrato è noto al produttore da oltre un anno e molti su internet lamentano lo stesso mio problema e nessuno ha trovato una soluzione valida ed il firmware attuale uscito dopo le prime lamentele non ha corretto il problema. Visto che durante i test sono riuscito a bloccarlo sotto stess proprio per il problema rilevato a questo punto lo sconsiglio tassativamente a chiunque. Ora cambiato con altro produttore i test sono tutti validi e non ci sono errore. A tal punto è incontestabile la mia lamentela sull'affidabilità negativa del prodotto.
Very easy to install, all you have to do is follow the instructions on the Sony website or see a youtube video on this.
Performance of the drive, I have the 2T one, great, it formats to 1.77T and does it make a difference to the number of games you can have on your PS, speed wise, yes a big difference, PS4 boots up in less than 10 secs now, games load much much faster, it really does make a difference.
So, baring any future problems with the drive (I decided to take out the extra amazon insurance for just over 8 quid just in case) I, very happy with this SSD, recommended.
Used this drive to replace ageing mechanical HDD that holds steam library. Not much to say about it really: it’s a generic solid state drive with performance to match. At this point in time any solid state 2.5 inch drives you buy are pretty much limited by the Sata connection so little point in paying more for a Samsung etc when no real speed gains to be made. Opted for original packaging and can confirm it was a new unused drive. Performs as expected.
Before buying this drive, I checked that the drive was compatible using Crucial's system scanner utility.
Having bought my Macbook Pro back in 2012, I had already maxed out the spec options at time of purchase i.e.16GB of RAM and 500GB SSD. Over the years, I had managed to accumulate a lot of files i.e. videos, photos, virtual machines, so I embarked on a cleanup and tranfer of files onto the various external HDD's I had lying around. I was left with 250GB spare, but thought it was time for an upgrade and move my original SSD into HDD caddy by swapping out the Superdrive.
When the drive arrived, I couldn't believe how light and small it was. I also ordered the HDD caddy to house my original drive and decided to first perform a backup of original drive. I ordered an HDD-to-SATA USB cable and Googled various methods to take a copy of my original drive, and settled on using Super Duper, a free downloadable utility. This worked like a charm unlike the Disk Utility method, which seems to have a problem, at least for me.
Once copied, I checked that I could boot into the new drive and I could! So, I proceeded to perform the swap, which is as simple as taking the cover off the back, disconnect the power, remove the retaining bracket, lift out the drive, disconnect the SATA cable and then reverse the process. The drive's been in the laptop for a couple of weeks now and its faultless. The bonus of buying from Amazon is that you save money when compared to buying direct from Crucial.
I recommend this upgrade to any Macbook Pro owners who have a compatible machine!
"Easy to install" they said. Doesn't come with a caddy to mount into a desktop. And to copy the data from a laptop you need to buy a special cable (USB - SATA). So, no, it's not easy to install - in either case you need to buy additional hardware in order to install it!
Physically replacing an HDD is easy with an SSD mounting kit, cloning the entire contents of the HDD onto an SSD is equally easy using the free Acronis software, just a little time consuming. The results are impressive, my ageing Dell desktop now boots to Win 10 in 30 seconds or so rather than 1m 45sec with the HDD. (It also turns off much faster) Interestingly I replaced the HDD in another slightly lower performance Dell PC that had an original boot up time of around 2m 40secs, it now boots marginally faster than mine, possibly due to fewer apps to load. My PC appears to be more responsive, and programmes load faster. I have put my 4TB HDD into the spare drive bay in my PC it now serves as a very handy backup drive. One other point that may be of interest is of course it's totally silent. To round up I have been amazed at the improvement of these two PCs just by replacing the standard HDD.