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Crucial M550 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Can't clone or restore a partition to it 09/14/2014

This review is from: Crucial M550 2.5" 1TB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT1024M550SSD1

Pros: Not sure, since it doesn't work.

Cons: No software works so far to clone to it - error after error. I also tried a backup and then a restore to the SSD, it still errors out. Using EaseUS and Macrium Reflect. HD Tune says C7 Interface CRC Error Count, though no other drive in my system is having an error or trouble. Also gives warnings on C4 Reallocated Event Count. The company does seem to have proprietary software to do the same thing though I have no reason to believe it would be any more successful - plus they charge a very pretty penny for it.

Other Thoughts: It's not at all frustrating to spend this much money and then invest this much troubleshooting time just so that I can RMA.

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: None

Cons: I'm an experienced tech with over 30 years experience. This is easily the worst board I've ever purchased, that worked. First, booting is default to AHCI. If you are doing an upgrade from IDE format this can corrupt your drive installation requiring a wipe and reinstall. Second, the sound out plug does not work, period. I'll need to purchase a separate sound card. The board was sitting in a box for a month before install so I'm beyond the registration period, apparently. Actually, that's what I'm doing on the site right now, buying a stand alone sound card. Software that comes with the board is primarily bloatware, designed to slow down your bootup sequence and generally drag the system down.

Other Thoughts: What was I thinking?

HGST Ultrastar A7K2000 HUA722010CLA330 (0A39289) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap, and not in the good way.

Cons: I am receiving failure immenent in just over a month of use.

Other Thoughts: I had never purchased a Hitachi drive for my own use as a separate item. I've seen them as standalone or in laptops or desktops folks have brought to me for repair and must say they are uniquely difficult to work on. Shame on WD for allowing this product line to darken their name.

In response to the other poster here who does not like Newegg packaging - I can say I haven't had any complaints. They've always been at least double bubble wrapped, which I think should get through most shipping conditions. This particular drive I purchased from an in-store source in original packaging.


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Display Name: Alan H.

Date Joined: 03/08/07

  • Reviews: 16
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  • First Review: 10/02/10
  • Last Review: 09/14/14
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