|Hard Drive||256 GB|
Crucial m4 256GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT256M4SSD3
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- Transfer files from existing hard drive to new customer-supplied hard drive
- Removal of existing hard drive from computer and installation of new hard drive
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- Powerful SSD performance in a tiny mSATA form factor
- Ultrathin form factor provides lightweight mobility
- Features blazing-fast speeds - up to 500MB/s sequential reads
- Treats compressed and uncompressed files the same, resulting in consistently fast speeds. Validated for Intel Smart Response technology
- Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
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For a little background on the hardware, it's been first used in an ASUS Crosshair III Formula motherboard in a SATA II socket through the Syba adapter. Afterwards I transferred it over to a new build on the Maximus V Gene where it directly plugs into the mPCIE expansion bracket (also SATA II). For those interested, it does also work wonderfully of course in the SATA III sockets on the new build which allows for faster read speeds.Read more ›
The SSD arrived with two screws and it took me like 5 minutes to insert the SSD in the PCIe slot. At first boot, the system did not recognize SSD. I opened Device Manager and looked for hardware changes and it did not recognize again. After that, I rebooted the system again. When I opened the Disk Management (can be clicked from the menu Win+X), the SSD was there. I initialized it using quick NTFS format and default unit size. Since my system was pretty new, I didn't want to bother myself with installing everything from scratch. I searched the Net and saw ppl talking about how Paragon Migrate OS to SSD software can seamlessly make the transition from HDD to SSD. My system came with Windows 8 and I discovered only the latest version (v3.0) of Paragon Migrate OS to SSD which costs like $20 supports Win 8. I searched for coupons/promotions and found out that today (01/10/13) Paragon Drive Copy 12 Compact which also supports migration of Win 8 to SSD is offered as a freebie to my luck. I quickly read the Help section (it was actually damn straightforward) and migrated my OS to my new SSD. Then, I restarted my computer and entered BIOS settings by pressing F2 at the boot and moved the SSD up as the first booting device . When the OS booted from the SSD, I opened disk management again and reformatted my HDD not to cause any conflicts.Read more ›
Some other issues I see come up, the speed of the mSata being SATAIII. I talked with Lenovo tech support and did my own research. Best I can tell, mSata buses, at least in the Lenovo, only operate at SATA II speed. That said, be careful to look at the various read and write speeds of a given module within given brand. Depending on the number of chips and the controller used on the module, speeds will vary. In the case of crucial, their 256GB module is much faster then the smaller modules.
So, why worry about speed if it is really working at SATAII? Read speeds can quickly saturate the SATAII bus, so there, it is the bus that is the bottleneck. For write speeds, where SSDs are markedly slower, the additional speed in the 256GB module brings the write speed just about to saturation on a SATAII bus.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works as expected. I got it because it was recommended. I won't hesitate to get one.Published 3 months ago by SCABHUNTER
Worked like a charm even after all these years. Still running strong & still running fastPublished 4 months ago by lolronin
Bought this to provide a bit of extra memory for a Thinkpad T430. Fits perfectly, no complaints. Has been in service for two years now.Published 7 months ago by A Customer
Update: 3+ years Later this drive is still running like a champ.
I have had this in my laptop for over two years now and it has help up very well. Read more
Warning: install immediately upon receiving! I found this unopened in my electronics drawer (ordered just prior to going to college - forgot to install it) and thought I'd throw it... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alex