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†1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.
Reviewed by 11 customers
I previouly used the 460GB SSD, which was to small, as I started using video editing and storing
What is this? A superfast disk replacement to speedup (really like 300%) your notebook.
Does it work: yes, like a charm.
What makes it special? Very low price and super size
This SSD features a whopping 960GB (almost a terabyte!!) of space with 6G/s performance for half the price of competitors. Current price for SSDs is over 1$/GB, and this worried me a bit: too good to be true!!! I cheked reviews and other users comments, all of them were very positive, so I ordered it, and I must say I am quite satisfied.
No glitches, no problems, just best SSD speed and huge space. My old (2009) MacBook Pro now has a terabyte of SSD at a blazing speed. And at a reasonable price. The best thing is that with "normal" SSD prices you have to compromise, gain speed but stay tight on space, or use two drives (one smaller SSD for speed and one HD for space). No more. Now I have a superfast terabyte!
This ssd is fast, just make sure you have a SATA 3 capable interface in your laptop to take advantage of the highest transfer speeds.
What a great product I would highly recommend you to get one if you use a MacBook Pro for music production logic used to open in about a minute but now it's open in 24 seconds amazing
As a Mac user I puchased this to replace my iMac 1TB HD, which had begun to slow down signifigantly.
I thought this would be the best option to replace the optical HD.
Well worth it, computer is like a new machine.
One thing, I would note is that the SATA to USB cable should be bought also so you can clone your existing drive to the new SSD drive.
This is a separate purchase and for this price, I feel should be included with the SSD.
This is the best upgrade for my Samsung 7 Chronos.
Bit of a struggle installing.
I've had no problems since the install.
There is absolutely no competition to this product if you need 1TB SSD storage in one device.
Amazing device, fast and reliable
I bought this 960GB drive to replace two SSD's in my main PC rig. The extra capacity of the SSD makes a huge difference to what I can and cannot do with my OS drive. No more having to have a separate SSD for applications and Steam based games.
The size of the SSD makes it perfect for my Ultrabook and as soon as I have enough spare cash I am getting another to upgrade that too.
Speed via benchmarks mean nothing in the real world, all I do is the initial benchmark to ensure that I have the set up correct. Perfect, just as advertised.
I have this problem when I start. After I change the BIOS to stars with M4-GT256 M4 SSD2. Now stars well, but after some star, it returns "error 1 Press any key to boot from floppy".
I have done several times bootrec/RebuildBcd, bootrec/fixMbr and bootrec/fixboot, and it retuns to do same.
What can I do to correct this error?
The C400 is an OEM drive, typically for supply with pre-built computers. Your computer manufacturer should have firmware updates for it.
The 5000 hour issue was fixed in 0309 for the M4 and I would guess that your 0509 is your OEM's equivalent to that version so you should be clear of that error. Though there have been a few updates since which your computer supplier should be able to provide.
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with your SSD.
So I can look in to what has happened, I'm going to ask you a couple of questions. You said you cloned the drive, did it show as being successful?
Has the new MX100 been picked up at any point at all? I would also recommend looking at initializing the drive. To initialize your disk and have it detected by your OS, you can follow the steps from our Tribal Knowledge Base:
Please try that and let me know how it goes. If you do have any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask.
So recently ive been getting BSOD and have run numerous test and so on and so forth,
and after a day or two of not figurign out what was wrong i decided to look into my SSD remember soemthing about it shutting down after 5000hours.
Ive been reading alot of the forums and have been tryign to swtich between AHCI , IDE, RAID.
Ive done all those and it still didnt detect the SSD when i tried to update.
I then read my sata cable should be on the SATA6G_1 (On a P8Z68-V Pro Gen3 Motherboard). Ive been using the SATA8B_E1 the whole time. and so i tried to swtich to the SATA6G_1 slot but when i do the system wont recognise my SSD. (i disconnected every other driver). The only tiem it works is when my cable is connected back to the SATA8B_E1. I tried the 3GB slots and they dont work either.
Ive also tried booting from USB method and that has not worked either.
So i want to know why wont my SSD be recognised when changing to the other SATA ports and how i can fix this so i can update my SSD drive
Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you had a BSOD.
As the drive is up and running it does not look like there is any underlining fault. Many different things can cause a BSOD and without a crash or error report it would be hard to pinpoint what caused it.
We don't have any underlining issues with the drive and it is fully compatible with your system. I would recommend just keeping an eye on it and if you do have any other issues please let us know.