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Pros: Improvement in boot time
Cons: Probermatic installation
Other Thoughts: Dell Inspiron 11-3147 with Windows 10
I, at first attempted to clone to the SSD with it connected to a USB port using Macrium, but Macrium would not do it (error message). So, I attempted a clone using EaseUS, which indicated a successful cloning operation. EasUS took an extraordinary amount of time (4 hours) to perform the operation. I then installed the SSD into the laptop, but it would not boot.
The next thing I tried was to boot the laptop from a Macrium USB boot drive and to perform a restore from a backup of the HDD. That took less than an hour. Afterward, it took several atttempts to get the SSD to boot (Windows kept coming up with error messages).
Eventually the SSD was booting up Windows successfully, however, on occasion I still get a message stating that no boot device is found. Retrying does cause it to boot properly.
Its now only been a day since installation. Time will tell on how frequently I'll have to make multiple attempts at booting.
Overall I'm satisfied with improvements the Crucial 500GB SSD provides, but am suspicious of continued success.
Previously, I installed a Samsung SSD in my desktop. I don't remember how I cloned the HDD, but I do know that it did go smoothly.
By the way I didn't use the Acronis method because having used it as a backup program for several years, I was reluctant to have it on my computer. Acronis proved to be very unreliable with restoring backups even though they had been verified as being OK. Macrium is much better.
Pros: It does the job
Cons: Its too big and heavy. I bought this charger to help reduce clutter and save space when traveling. I had need to charge 2 iPads plus other lower demand devices. Well this thing is bigger and heavier than the 4 separate chargers.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Brilliant display
Cons: Unmarked and nearly invisible buttons
Other Thoughts: Well, I'm impressed. This display is so brilliant that I had to tone it down.
Everything is so clear compared to my prior 3 year old monitor.
I did however have issues at initial installation. At first, all that showed up on the screen was the wallpaper and task bar and could not do anything with what was there. I tried rebooting several times and produced the same result. So, I reattached my prior monitor and everything worked fine. The next step was to reattached the Acer monitor and everything worked as it was supposed to. I've no idea why it wouldn't work the first few times, but never the less the problem was self resolved.
On the negative, there are 6 unmarked buttons at the lower right. They are also near impossible to see because they are of the same color as the bezel. One needs to read the manual to determine what these buttons do.
Overall, I'm very happy with this monitor. The best part is that, last week when ordered, the price was 200 bucks less than it is when I write this review.