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[OLD MODEL] Crucial M500 120GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD3

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  • Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
  • Nearly instantaneous boot times
  • Ample storage: available in capacities up to terabyte-class
  • Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive
  • Three-year limited warranty
  • Compatible with PC and Mac systems
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Capacity: 120GB

Dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn't just a storage upgrade - it's a complete system transformation. Designed to keep your system up to speed with today's multitasking demands that often require instant and simultaneous connections with friends, apps, websites, downloads, and playlists, the Crucial M500 delivers nearly instantaneous boot times, powerful data transfer speeds, increased multitasking capability, and rock-solid reliability - all at an affordable price. Available in capacities up to terabyte-class, the Crucial M500 has passed hundreds of SSD quality tests and over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing. Don't settle for anything less.

Product Information

Capacity:120GB

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive 120 GB
Brand Name Crucial
Item model number CT120M500SSD3
Hardware Platform PC, Mac
Item Weight 0.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 2.1 x 0.7 x 6.9 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 2.12 x 0.74 x 6.87 inches
Flash Memory Size 120

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ASIN B00BQ8RFAI
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 426 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #441 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Solid State Drives
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available March 22, 2013

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By Anthony J. TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 18, 2014
Size: 120GB Verified Purchase
When I opened the packages to assemble my Intel Next Unit I thought "Where is the drive?". Well, there was no box and the little container might have held a stick of RAM. Now, I use two Intel 530's and a bunch of Samsung Pro's and they evidently have a lot of case, ..anyway. If you need installation help, YouTube has Crucial and other videos to guide you and Crucial's memory advisor includes compatible SSD's.

Let me tell you about what I found researching this drive and what I know from building computers for 25 years. This drive has an advantage over many because it has error checking and built in power backup to keep your data safe just like their Enterprise server drives, however it doesn't have any software, but that's not a problem if you optimize Windows by a guide like Sean's for Windows or The SSD Review's and download your pick of cloning freeware. To clone you can use this as a method to connect the new drive to your computer. mSATA to USB3.0 SSD Enclosure

Remember to make sure TRIM is enabled in your OS or your drive will slow down over time and you'll have to use a secure erase utility to regain your performance. Firmware can also be a cause and as of today the last firmware update was 9/13, so in Windows you can check your's under the drive's Properties in the Device Manager, but I haven't had a problem. I'm told it has over provision built in, which extends the life of the drive, because a 120GB is really 128 with 8GB over provision and a 240 is 256 and they use a Redundant Array of Independent NAND technology to achieve this.
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Size: 240GB Verified Purchase
I installed this msata in my Lenovo Ideapad Y580. Installation was easy (thank you, Crucial, for including screws with this drive!) and the machine recognized the drive immediately. After a little work, I was able to install Ubuntu on this drive and dual-boot between Linux and Windows 8.1. Booting into Linux is super fast, even compared to regular Linux boot times.

For anyone else looking to do the dual-boot trick, the key is to use the most recent version of Ubuntu (the older versions don't play well with the Windows UEFI boot loader) and make sure you disable the Secure Boot option in your BIOS. Also, turn off the Fast Startup in Windows 8 if you want to be able to access your Windows partition from Linux, otherwise Windows just hibernates instead of doing a complete shut down.
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Size: 120GB Verified Purchase
The Dell D420 was a workhorse laptop for many businesses. I don't think Dell has made as good a laptop since, but it has become aged and slower over the past few years and in need of a boost. The D420 has a native zif interface for the HDD, for which there are very few direct interface SSDs. However, there are several mSATA to zif adapter cards (sold on Amazon Micro SATA Cables - mSATA SSD to 40 Pin ZIF Adapter Card as Toshiba or Hitachi ZIF HDD and cheaper on Ebay if you can wait for the china shipment) that expand the selection of SSDs, making it easier to find a good deal on a drive. The msata card screws on top of the adapter and uses the same cable as the HDD. (In my case I purchased a new cable from ebay for a few bucks or here on amazon For DELL Latitude D420 D430 Hard Drive Connector Cable). The combination adapter and msata drive are considerably smaller than the original drive space, so it kinda floats in the rubber HDD pocket. I was worried about it bouncing around inside but it is so incredibly light it actually doesn't move very much nor make any sound. I may place a small foam spacer inside once I figure out how much heat it is producing so I can adjust accordingly. Start up is 30-40% faster, and performance is noticably faster, and the machine is quieter too.

I would recommend installing the OS from scratch (I'm using Windows 7), ensuring you have the latest BIOS from dell (A06), rather than a clone of your old harddrive. Optimal data orgainzation may be slightly different on an SSD, plus you get rid of all the junk you don't need anymore.
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Size: 480GB Verified Purchase
Used this card to upgrade the capacity of my 80gb iPod video. I used the mSATA to zif adapter sold here on Amazon and the process was easy. Just remove the hard drive, install the mSATA to zif adapter and then install the mSATA card.

After that boot the iPod in disk mode and restore it with iTunes. One thing that you will notice is that the computer will take a long time, maybe three minutes to recognize the iPod and this is normal because of the huge storage capacity.

After that you can enjoy of the biggest DAP in the world.

Note: It works best if you use Rockbox

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Size: 120GB Verified Purchase
I bought this for my Drobo 5D. It's difficult to tell how much it improves the performance for the Drobo 5D but as far as the SSD goes it appears to be working fine. I have owned this for a little over 3 months now with no issues.
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