Replacing Manufacturer AHCI Drivers with Standard Microsoft® SATA drivers
Abnormal performance in Windows® operating systems after upgrading to an SSD, such as slower benchmarks than expected or system crashes, can result from outdated or poorly supported storage controller drivers.
Setup of Hardware Encryption on Crucial® SEDs via Bitlocker
Windows® 8.1 and 10 Professional/Enterprise versions automatically support encryption key management of SEDs through an application called BitLocker®.
Why Does My SSD Show up as Smaller than Advertised?
f you look at the specifications of any storage device, you will see a note that says something along the lines of ”1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.”
Create Bootable Media with Acronis True Image for Crucial
Occasionally systems won’t reboot into the Acronis boot-loader. This will result in the system rebooting, but not going into the Acronis program to finish the clone. To get around this, a bootable copy of Acronis is required.
Storage Executive Fails to Update the Firmware on My SSD
There is something in the system that is interfering with Storage Executive, preventing it from intiating the restart and subsequent loading of the Linux® firmware updating boot sequence.
Can I Update the SSD Firmware From a Bootable USB Flash Drive?
The firmware update can be run from a bootable USB flash drive, provided the SSD is connected via SATA directly, and the computer can boot from a USB flash drive.
How Do I Install OS X® onto My New Crucial SSD Using Recovery Mode or Time Machine®?
Recent Mac® systems will have an OS X Recovery mode built-in allowing you to reinstall a fresh version of OS X that is currently installed on your system.
A System with an SSD Crashes When Resuming from Sleep
Crashing that occurs when your system comes out of a sleep or standby state is typically caused by your system's power management while transitioning to/from sleep.
iMac® System Fans Are Noisy and Fan Speed Has Significantly Increased After SSD Upgrade
Some earlier iMacs systems use a separate plug-in temperature sensor cable, which attaches to a socket on the original HDD to determine the drive temperature and adjust the fan speed accordingly.
I See a Flashing Question Mark on the Screen When Booting from My SSD (Mac® Systems)
If you attempt to boot from an SSD without an operating system installed, a flashing question mark appears to indicate that there is no bootable device.
Does Defragmenting an SSD Cause Any Long Term Performance Loss?
The short answer is you don't have to defrag your SSD. Mechanical drives have a relatively long seek time of approximately 15ms, so every time a file is fragmented you lose 15ms finding the next one.
Can I Update the SSD Firmware from an External CD Drive?
No, this does not work. When using a bootable CD to run the firmware it will not work in an external CD drive connected through a USB port
New SSD Installed in a Mac® Computer Is Booting Slowly
After upgrading the storage drive on a Mac® to an SSD, on rare occasions the new drive is not automatically set as the Startup Disk. Read our guide to correct it.
Driver Error Occurs When Installing Windows® 7 from a USB Drive
f you receive a driver error when you are trying to install Windows® 7 or older from a USB drive, double check whether that drive is plugged into a USB 3.0 port.
How to Transfer Your Data from a M.2 PCIe SSD to M.2 PCIe SSD If Your System Only Has One M.2 Socket
You can do a direct clone to copy the information from your current PCIe M.2 drive to a new Crucial one. To accomplish this, you will need to purchase a USB to PCIe M.2 adapter cable.
What is the Difference Between the Latest Crucial SSDs?
At Crucial, we offer different SSD models to match your needs, ranging from cost-effective SSDs to our highest capacity cutting-edge version.
BIOS/UEFI Configuration for Optimizing M.2 PCIe® NVMe® SSDs
When installing a new M.2 NVMe® PCIe® SSD, you may see some messaging that refers to configuring to increase speeds of NVMe SSDs, or enabling and disabling shared bandwidth of SATA and NVMe ports.
P1 SSD Not Booting After Cloning from SATA SSD/HDD
When cloning a SATA drive to one that uses PCIe interface like our P1 series of SSD, there is potential that you will be missing the correct drivers to boot to your newly cloned Crucial® SSD.
Unexpected Error When Enabling Over-Provisioning in Storage Executive
If you receive an error message when attempting to enable Over-Provisioning with the Storage Executive® software, there are a couple of things to check to make sure your drive is ready for this feature to be enabled.
USB Storage Drive not detected or “Device Not Correctly Connected” message for MacOS
If your USB storage drive is not being recognized by applications on your Mac, you may be able to fix this by reformatting the drive and ensuring the scheme is set as Master Boot Record (MBR).
SSD Is Not Detected by Acronis True Image for Crucial
You may receive an error "This product edition requires at least one Crucial SSD be installed in your system". There are a few things to check which can resolve this behavior.
How to use your Crucial X8 Portable SSD with your Computer
Learn how to use your Crucial X8 portable SSD with your PC or Apple computer to store more photos, videos, music, and larger games.