Excerpt: It required a new firmware update before installing. Works fine, did have trouble finding up to date instructions on how to transfer data from old drive. I think I will go with the samsung next time.
Summary: Overall, this is a great budget SSD to buy. Windows loads faster, games load faster, and transfer speeds are blazing! Literally, drop into my laptop, loaded Windows 7 and installed necessary drivers in less than 20 min. I would have to highly recommend this product for the price vs GB ratio and how reliable its proved to be so far. I use the laptop daily and it hasn't done me wrong yet. I've used it for about 2 months now and it's still going strong!
Pros: Crucial - good brand name SATA III connection Solid build Fast SSD with 240GB (I only got 234GB) Got for a good price (at $85+tax) Fits right into laptop Super quiet, makes no noise at all (durh, because no moving parts!)
Cons: Doesn't come with Bracket mounts for PC, but can be purchased separately, not really a con I always gripe how we NEVER get the full 240GB, instead I got 234GB...
but they coul have better documentation that allow customers to avoid well know posible ...
22 February 2015
Summary: I installed this SSD on my new Yoga 2 13. I migrated the OS from my original 500GB HDD to the M500 by using Paragon SSD Migration, and it worked perfectly. The performace increased a lot. as expected. I had troubles for the first two days ater installation due to Power saving configuration under windows 8. This is not crucial fault, but they coul have better documentation that allow customers to avoid well know posible troubles during installation.
Hope your Crucial product works because getting it replaced is a nightmare. Horrible support.
Greg A., Amazon
14 February 2015
Summary: Purchased this product. Product is defective and won't detect from multiple devices. Crucial wastes customers time with a RMA process that stalls. Hopefully your Crucial product works because they don't back their product. Not buying Crucial products anymore. They lost my confidence.