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Crucial Adrenaline 50GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Cache Solution SATA 6.0 Gb-s CT050M4SSC2BDA

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  • Boost the performance of your hard drive up to 8 times
  • System starts up twice as fast
  • Dramatically decrease application load times
  • Backed by a limited three-year warranty
  • Windows 7 only.SATA drive connections only. 3.5" adapter bracket, SATA cable included
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Crucial Adrenaline enables your Windows 7-based PC to start up twice as fast and boosts performance of your hard drive by up to 8 times. Comprising a 50GB Crucial m4 SSD, a 3.5" adapter bracket, and Dataplex software, Crucial Adrenaline intelligently places, or "caches", the most frequently needed files (active data) on the SSD and keeps the less frequently used files (inactive data) on the hard drive. Fully automated, the software runs in the background and requires no user management. A simple upgrade that allows you to keep your existing hard, and thus eliminating the need to transfer files & programs, Crucial Adrenaline offers the best of both worlds: SSD-like performance and the capacity of your hard drive at an affordable cost. Crucial Adrenaline enables your Windows 7-based PC to start up twice as fast and boosts performance of your hard drive by up to 8 times.1 Comprising a 50GB Crucial m4 SSD, a 3.5" adapter bracket, and Dataplex software, Crucial Adrenaline intelligently places, or "caches", the most frequently needed files (active data) on the SSD and keeps the less frequently used files (inactive data) on the hard drive. Fully automated, the software runs in the background and requires no user management. A simple upgrade that allows you to keep your existing hard, and thus eliminating the need to transfer files & programs, Crucial Adrenaline offers the best of both worlds: SSD-like performance and the capacity of your hard drive at an affordable cost. Crucial Adrenaline enables your Windows 7-based PC to start up twice as fast and boosts performance of your hard drive by up to 8 times.1

From the Manufacturer

The Crucial m4 SSD

Award-winning quality. Award-winning performance.The award-winning Crucial m4 SSD delivers powerful performance gains for SATA 6Gb/s systems. Designed to empower your system, the Crucial m4 SSD offers faster application load times, faster boot times, and increased durability compared to a traditional hard drive. The results speak for themselves: blazing-fast sequential read speeds of up to 500 MB/s for any file type.

Cutting-edge technology. Quality component testing. Built with advanced controller technology, Micron proprietary firmware and high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, the Crucial m4 SSD is engineered to deliver consistent, blazing-fast SSD performance. From the extensive research and development that led to its ultimate design, to the hours of testing and validation spent on each NAND component, to rigorous compatibility testing in the Crucial Performance Labs to ensure component functionality, the Crucial m4 SSD is built to last.

Consistently fast speeds. No exceptions and no fine print. There's a reason the Crucial m4 SSD has garnered numerous international awards since its launch, it does what its supposed to do. No matter what kind of files you're working with on a Crucial SSD, you'll experience high speeds with no drop in performance.

Unlike other SSDs on the market, Crucial SSDs treat all files the same, regardless of whether they're compressed or uncompressed. This is important because the files most people use everyday videos, mp3s, advanced graphics files and zip files - are compressed files and thus unable to be compressed any further. While many SSDs on the market achieve faster speeds by using file compression, many of the most common file types cant be compressed, resulting in SSDs that often deliver drastically slower speeds than originally advertised. With the advanced technology of a Crucial SSD, however, you'll never have this problem!

Crucial quality you can depend on. Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to SSDs, and that's no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of SSDs, we work with our engineers to design, refine, and support our drives. With over 15 years of experience in the memory industry, NAND component testing, and the ongoing development of advanced technology, we continue to innovate without sacrificing what has made us great: high-quality upgrades and outstanding customer service.

Crucial SSDs. Performance you can trust.


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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 2.5 inches
Hard Drive 50 GB
Brand Name Crucial
Item model number CT050M4SSC2BDA
Item Weight 2.7 ounces
Product Dimensions 3.9 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 3.9 x 2.75 x 0.37 inches

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ASIN B007C1EH3G
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3.9 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,368 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Solid State Drives
Shipping Weight 7 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available February 28, 2012

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I became a total SSD fanboy after installing a Crucial m4 256 GB SSD in my laptop, but that upgrade is impractical for my desktop computer. The Crucial Adrenaline 50 GB SSD cache made a great cost-effective compromise. It gave me most of the benefits of a SSD while keeping my original 1.5 TB hard drive. I'm using a fairly new Win 7 64-bit i7 desktop with 16 GB of RAM; I suspect someone with an older machine will see huge performance gains.

Since I'm a photojournalist, speed increases were key:

1. Boot time to the first Windows musical tone is now 32 seconds. (Used to take 45 seconds.) UPDATE DAY 3: Today I discovered the boot sequence is optimized and much faster. Overall loading used to take 2:18 (monitor calibration software and WiFi were last to load). Now WiFi is available at the 45 second mark and everything finishes loading in 1:16 minutes. Nice tweak!

2. Photoshop CS6 loads in two (usually two!) to eight seconds. (Used to take 10-19 seconds!)
3. CS6 takes 4 seconds to convert a massive 21 megapixel RAW file to jpeg. (Used to take 6.5 seconds).
4. Most other programs have experienced similar speed increases, although my Windows Experience Index remains unchanged. Programs like Open Office are essentially instantaneous.
5. My computer's overall power consumption is identical before and after installation. No increase in case temperatures.

Installation was easy. The Adrenaline comes with a bracket allowing placement right under the existing hard drive. Crucial includes the SATA cord to connect to the motherboard, but I had to buy a splitter to get an extra SATA power connector. (My computer suffers from a curious lack of power connectors.) No biggie; it cost two bucks.
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Requirements: win 7, one spinning disk boot drive, extra drive bay with power cable, max 2TB on boot drive. (If you have a laptop with second bay & drive caddy, you won't be able to hot swap the SSD from the laptop--so plan to use an external dvd drive or un-install Dataplex before swapping.).

Installation: Directions are simple and it worked. My system is a Lenovo T520, i7, 8g RAM

You will notice: It really is very fast. I notice big speed improvements in boot time, program launch, OS/system operations-- anywhere disk reads recur because Dataplex stores in cache files that are used most often. So a large share of what my computer is doing is now a lot faster; my WAG is that some 70-80 percent of of what my disk does is now SSD speeds.

I do a lot of number crunching on this computer--giant excel files, stat packages, GIS software. I am not surprised that these programs load faster--hey its an SSD. But, I am surprised that it feels like they calculate faster. My guess is that faster page file activity, temp files, autosave, etc make it feel faster and that I love.

Conclusions: I have too much software for a 64gb boot drive, and a 500gb SSD runs about $700. But now I have a 500gb drive with much of SSD performance for only $120 (and external DVD on laptop). And on my desktop, I could the same with the 2TB drive!
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I just got my Crucial Adrenaline, its my first time using a product from Crucial. According to some reviews here, I backed up my data before installing. It went smoothly, and I timed it, from boot logo to being able to at least scroll in Firefox without the Adrenaline, it took 8mins 30 secs, 1st reboot after install the Adrenaline and Dataplex, it dropped to 3mins 35 sec and 2nd reboot, it dropped down to 1min 2 secs.

I accidentally turned off the mains to my computer and my computer had the computer was not shut down properly message but there wasn't any problems with starting up so far. So far so good though its only been a day, will update if any problems, but at the moment, 5 stars for cutting down my boot time by 7 mins plus despite being promoted as cut down boot time by half. Love the fact that Dataplex key is on a seperate card rather than on the drive itself. Everything comes in the box that's needed to install.

And in case anyone is wondering about my computer specs or if its useful to anyone, even at Crucial.

Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q8400
Gigabyte EP 45T UD3LR
2x 4GB Kingston DDR3 RAM
2x 4GB Scrotium DDR3 RAM
Palit GTS250
6 HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm (boot drive)
500GB Hitachi 7200rpm
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 5400rpm
Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 5400rpm
Samsung Spinpoint 1 TB 7200rpm
Seagate Constellation 1TB 7200 RPM

6th April 2012 update:

A day after installing it, I had boot mgr missing and I had to reformat my entire system as I couldn't get the boot mgr fixed, spent a few hours reinstalling my stuff and copying my data back as I don't backup using softwares, I backed up my files by copying and paste.
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Let me start this review by saying I normally do not review products. However, I feel it is my duty to warn any potential customers that this item will wreck your hard drive. Continue reading for my story.

I installed this product in my computer, following all instructions and after rebooting it kept coming up as disabled. After discussing the situation with a Dataplex rep, I managed to get it working after deleting the recovery partition on my drive leaving just the main partition. I figured this out on my own, the rep had no idea. While it was working it was great, a noticeable increase in speed in booting up and near instant loading of the programs I used the most. I was genuinely impressed. However, 3 days after install, my computer starting acting funky. All of a sudden my computer started acting very sluggish and wouldn't open any programs. I reset my computer, properly from the start menu and it went through the shutting down motions. When it restarted, the dataplex bios popped up and said it detected an improper shutdown and asked if I wanted to resync to the drive. I said yes, it said successful but then nothing loaded. I had to hard reset and when the dataplex bios came up again, I chose to disable the Adrenaline caching. Same problem as before, nothing loaded. I booted from a different hard drive with a different OS and saw in the disc management that the hard drive with adrenaline was partitioned very strangely, with all my data in one partition and the rest coming up as unallocated. With the help of chkdsk and a data recovery program I managed to get most of my files back, but the install of Windows was toast.
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