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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||750 MB per second||6||545 MB per second||750 MB per second||6||750 MB per second|
|Device Type||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives||Components Other|
|Digital Storage Capacity||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||16 GB||512 GB||480 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||525||500||500||500||512||480|
|Hard-Drive Size||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||500 GB||512 GB||480 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||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC & Mac||PC||PC||—||PC; Mac||PC|
|Item Dimensions||0.79 x 5.39 x 5.39 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.28 in||0.3 x 3.9 x 2.8 in||3.96 x 0.28 x 2.75 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||0.25 x 3.9 x 2.7 in|
|Item Weight||0.42 ounces||1.92 ounces||2.12 ounces||1.92 ounces||0.32 ounces||1.12 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||32 GB||512 GB||480 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||530 MB/s||540||545 MB/s||—||550||535MB/s|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||510 MB/s||520||525 MB/s||—||520||450MB/s|
|Size||525GB||500 GB||500GB||500GB||512 GB||480 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.
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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!
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