|Hard Drive||525 GB SATA|
Crucial MX300 525GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT525MX300SSD1
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- Sequential reads/writes up to 530 / 510 MB/s on all file types
- Random reads/writes up to 92K / 83K on all file types
- Over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
- Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
- Dynamic Write acceleration delivers faster saves and file transfers
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Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive
Instant performance that lasts
Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND flash technology with the proven success of previous MX-series SSDs. Your storage drive isn’t just a container, it’s the engine that loads and saves everything you do and use. Get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of performance.
Micron quality - A higher level of reliability
As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial MX300 is backed by the same quality and innovation that has produced some of the world’s most advanced memory and storage technologies. With over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing and hundreds of SSD qualification tests, the Crucial MX300 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. You’ll notice the difference.
Instantly improve system performance
The Crucial MX300 reaches read speeds up to 530 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s* on all file types so you can boot up almost instantly, reduce load times, and accelerate demanding applications with ease. Plus, our Dynamic Write Acceleration technology uses an adaptable pool of high-speed, single-level cell flash memory to generate blistering speeds throughout the drive’s long life.
Over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive**
Extreme Energy Efficiency technology within the Crucial MX300 reduces the amount of active power usage that’s consumed by the drive. The Crucial MX300 extends your laptop’s battery life by using only 0.075W of power, compared to a typical hard drive which uses 6.8W.
Entrust your files to a drive that lasts
With an endurance rating of up to 220TB total bytes written, the Crucial MX300 is engineered with Micron 3D NAND to deliver years of fast performance. The 3D NAND leverages larger NAND cells to improve performance and prolong endurance.
Protect your data with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, RAIN technology, Exclusive Data Defense technology, and the durability inherent in SSD design.
Keep your system cool
In addition to lower active power usage, Adaptive Thermal Protection technology dynamically adjusts storage component activity. This helps keep your system cool and minimizes the risk of damage caused by overheating.
Boost drive performance by up to 10x with Crucial Storage Executive***
This downloadable tool is easy to use and helps monitor and enhance the performance of your Crucial MX300 – update to the latest firmware and enable the Momentum Cache feature in Storage Executive to instantly improve burst performance.
Note: 1GB equals 1 billion bytes. Actual useable capacity may vary.
*Based on the published specs of the 525GB model. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.
**Active average power use comparison based on published specs of the 750GB Crucial MX300 SSD and the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX internal hard drive, which, as of January 2016, is one of the industry’s top-selling internal hard drives. All other capacities of the Crucial MX300 SSD have comparable active average power consumption specs, with the exception of the 2050GB version of the drive, which consumes 0.15W.
***Validated by testing included in the 'Enhance Burst Performance on Micron and Crucial SSDs Using Momentum Cache' whitepaper.
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|Data Transfer Rate||6 Gb per second||6||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||600 MB per second|
|Device Type||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Components Other||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||480 GB||750 GB||500 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||525||500||500||480||750||500|
|Hard-Drive Size||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||480 GB||750 GB||500 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||—||2.5 in||2.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||—||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC||PC||PC||PC||PC; Mac||PC|
|Item Dimensions||0.5 x 3 x 2 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.28 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||0.25 x 3.9 x 2.7 in||0.5 x 3 x 2 in||0.75 x 5.12 x 5.12 in|
|Item Weight||0.42 ounces||1.92 ounces||1.28 ounces||1.12 ounces||3.2 ounces||3.2 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||480 GB||750 GB||500 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||530 MB/s||540||545 MB/s||535 MB/s||530 MB/s||555|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||510 MB/s||520||525 MB/s||445 MB/s||510 MB/s||500|
|Size||525GB||500 GB||500 GB||480 GB||750GB||500 GB|
Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND Flash technology with the proven success of previous mx-series SSDs. Your storage drive isn't just a container, it's the Engine that loads and saves everything you do and use. Get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of performance.
Top Customer Reviews
1. With original drive still installed run Acronis True Image 2015 and create an Acronis USB Bootable Rescue Media.
2. Open laptop, discharge static, then remove existing sdd or hdd from device.
3. Discharge static then install new SSD.
4. Start computer and boot from Acronis USB.
5. Plug original drive into USB->SATA adapter and run the Acronis Drive Cloning Tool. The tool works on automatic, but made a 350gb recovery partition taking up the majority of the disc.
6. Once cloning is finished, load Windows and install Crucial Storage Executive and enable Momentum Cache on new ssd.
7. Go to Windows 10 Disk Management, right click the useless recovery partition, and either delete or shrink it. I deleted it since I'll be keeping my original ssd as a backup, and can use that for recovery.
8. In Disk Management right click the Windows partition, C:, and expand your windows partition to maximum size.
That's it! Don't know why this isn't detailed by Crucial as I had to piece together the steps from different sources, but if you follow these instructions you should have a working upgraded drive!
1.Larger size of the drive - worked.
2. Crucial Tech Support - left a great impression.
3. Company & Warranty - very good.
4. Software Bundle - glitchy and frustrating with my setup.
Size of Drive Larger than Competitors
The first reason I bought the 275 gigabyte SSD Drive is because the data and software on my original SATA drive was 224 gigabytes period I was concerned that a 240 gigabyte drive would not hold my software or data.
Crucial Tech Support
When I called Crucial to find about if the drive was compatible with my computer. I talked to some very good tech support people who impressed me with their knowledge of the computer I had and what I was trying to do. Amrican tech support people who are kind, helpful and extemely knowledgeable scored high on my list. It is very important when you buy an SSD drive that you have someplace you can call for technical support which they will help you. Crucial also has some very good videos.
I also choose to buy The crucial drive because when I talked to the tech person he stated that Crucial is one of the few companies that make their own drives and their own and Flash NAND. The drive comes with 3 year warranty. These were all good buying choices.
The next reason I purchased this drive is because it comes with the software from Acronis True Image HD 2105 software.. Most people buy the software after they buy the SSD drive. I figured it saved me some money.
The tech also told me that when push comes to shove if I did not have electrical power for the new SSD drive I could take it off of the DVD drive already in the computer to enable the drive to work.
The only place I ran into glitches was with the Acronis True Image HD 2015 software. The Crucial SSD Drive comes with an OEMversion of the software which means that only some features of the software are enabled.
Basically the True Image HD 2015 Software did not boot as it was supposed to do after finding the Crucial Drive. I couldn't the software it to boot. I could generate an zip file error message but that’s all. I couldn't get the bootable drive to boot, then I became very frustrated there isn’t Acronis support for the for True Image HD 2015 software there is only Crucial support and I installed the drive on a weekend.
The screen froze and the software was not doing what it was supposed to do which was to reboot to copy the drive. It was freezing in the middle of the drive not initializing the Crucial Drive. The support information from Crucial was not really clear what to do it said make a bootable Drive I tried that it did not work.
Finally, I borrowed a full version of Acronis True Image from my neighbor who gave me up the bootable CD / DVD disc and then I was able to copy the information from the original drive to the SSD drive.
I plan on buying a full version of a Acronis True Image to copy my drive in the future because I spent quite some time trying to get the OEM version to work which lacked certain functionality. It's not really clear whether the software was unable to copy the device correctly and but after about five hours I just gave up.
I think the OEM software that comes with the drive is good enough for most people however it did not work for me.
I realize that the Crucial SSD drive is not the cheapest but it is working now at the speed of light. I am very happy with the drive I wish the 500-gigabyte drive was less expensive.
The tech support guy also told me that I didn't have to worry about an buying a 3/12” drive adapter kit that I could just use foam double stick tape to hold in the drive because it was a solid state drive. That saved me the price of the adapter kit which I am grateful for.
I have had several people tell me that the SSD drive speeds up Windows functionality and they were right. Things that were cranking and taking forever now take very few seconds.
The entire procedure for installing the drive took a several more hours because of the software not working, Therefore, I suggest if you really want to do the whole change over quickly to invest in buying the full version of the Acronis Image Software.
Another thing that did not work out properly which I thought would is that I ordered the Crucial Drive from Amazon directly as opposed to ordering it from Crucial. I thought that ordering it from Crucial would take longer because they are in Idaho and I needed the drive delivered to California. However, it took a almost took 8 - 10 business days before Amazon shipped this SSD Drive. Once it was shipped it was delivered the next day. It leads me to believe that Amazon when it gets an order,contacts Crucial, who then sends the drive to Amazon and then they send it to the customer.
Now that I see how fast Windows is running on the SSD drive I wish I bought an SSD drive sooner
I rate crucial the drive itself very highly. They are they are aware that if you don't have the right software to install the drive then people will return the drive. I realize that they are not in control of whatever made it impossible for their OEM software to work. The technical support directly from Acronis does not work for the OEM version. The support documentation for the software from Crucial was not that great.
Fortunately, for me I have a neighbor who is a software engineer and brilliant. He told me at one point “Google” the solution but the solution was having a good smart tech person to be your neighbor.
I highly recommend the crucial SSD drive to users. I only wish they would bring the price down which I would suspect would be happening in a few years