Crucial SSD Install Kit - storage bay adapter

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  • Storage bay adapter
  • 3.5" to 2.5"
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  • Storage bay adapter
  • 3.5" to 2.5"
Installing an SSD in your PC should be easy - that's why choose the Crucial SSD Install Kit! The kit includes everything you need to install a Crucial SSD in a desktop or laptop PC, and also includes data transfer software to move data from an existing storage drive to your SSD. Transfer your data with ease. Eliminate the hassle of having to reinstall and reconfigure your programs. And securely fasten a 2.5-inch Crucial SSD to a 3.5-inch hard drive bay using included adapter bracket. Whether you're a tech guru or completely new to computers, you'll need a way to move data and programs from your old hard drive to your SSD. The kit has been tried, tested, and proven - and it works!

Crucial SSD Install Kit - storage bay adapter is rated4.01 out of5 by140.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productEveryday use, very fast
Date published: 2017-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would not work with my computerUpon plugging in to USB port, laptop began beeping at a random rate. I tried all 3 ports with the same result. I was not able to clone and therefore install the new SSD I purchased from Crucial
Date published: 2017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy installation!Easy program! Connect the new SSD to the USB port-transfer all data from old drive to SSD, remove old drive-install new SSD--it works!
Date published: 2012-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crucial DriveGreat drive great purchse
Date published: 2015-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as it should with no problemsVery easy to use, worked perfectly with no problems.
Date published: 2013-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs instructionsSeems ok but a struggle without any instructions you have to piece it together yourself
Date published: 2015-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give an installation CDProduct seems to work well. It would have been nicer, however, if a CD of the cloning software had been included (like you guys used to do) instead of requiring your customers to go online to create an account to activate the software. I don't trust your privacy statement more than I can throw it.
Date published: 2016-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waste of MoneyJust get the cable, the kit was a waste of money. The key for the conversion software was in both the kit and the hard drive.
Date published: 2015-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor quality, didn't function as intendedAfter attempting several times to clone my HDD on to my SSD unsuccessfully I ended up buying a new cable a cloning software which worked without issues.
Date published: 2015-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ssdIt was exactly what was said and worked pretty good do homework ahead of time though
Date published: 2015-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works WellProduct was easy to use. Had no issue downloading and installing the software. I would have given 5 stars, but the directions were not five star. They were adequate, but not 5 star.
Date published: 2015-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product and ServiceReplace existing hard drive with SSD and clone the existing hard drive so the new drive is a duplicate of the old drive.
Date published: 2012-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maybe save your moneyI had to use a drive enclosure and cabling that I had lying around, the included cabling would in no way work inside my Nvidia coolmaster computer case. I have been building my own boxes from parts since 1999, and this was not a workable situation. The software might be good, I have not tried it because I really don't see a need to mess with it so close to upgrading my OS. I used thespace to back up what needed backing up, and making an image of the old OS is useless.
Date published: 2015-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the priceReally makes SSD install easy and well worth the price.
Date published: 2015-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SatisfiedThe software works fine. I had a hard drive in partial failure and was able to use it to clone all readable data into a workable copy. Certainly the process was facilitated well with this kit.
Date published: 2015-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works, but not neccesaryI bought this production, intending to use it to restore my newly installed hard drive to match my old one. This product isn't neccesary for Macc users because Macs and do this normally using TimeMachine.
Date published: 2012-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this again - good productI used this to copy my old hard drive and load the info to my ssd.
Date published: 2015-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enclosed Software DOES NOT WORK...!The Acronis software does not work. You do everything it says, and you will not get any e-mail to unlock it.. meaning you have to either buy some other software or download another product. Notice there is more than one comment on this issue.. The hard drive comes with the same product.. you can't use that one on either. Bay holes don't line up to secure all 4 screws either. Total waste of money.. I ended up buying another product.. I might as well thrown my money in the trash.
Date published: 2015-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't really need it, but it's Nice to have around as I have other pullout baysCRUCIAL makes great stuff.
Date published: 2015-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertisedI wanted to replace my old HD with a SSD and needed this transfer cable for the process. I possess low-medium tech skills. How to use this device was confusing to me and the video/instructions were not 100% helpful. However, the customer service rep I spoke with was very knowledgeable on the topic and quickly gave me the info necessary for a successful experience. Further, as I understand it, I can continue to use this device with my old HD using my old HD as an external cloned backup for not only my files, but also my OS.
Date published: 2016-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice but not absolutely necessaryThe bracket holds my SSD still. I did not use the cable. I cloned using "EaseUS Todo" free software and the DVD sata wires. No problem.
Date published: 2012-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ssd install kitI only bought this kit with the intention of using the 3.5" bay adapter. However this kit includes a SATA transfer cable and a USB to SATA cable. I haven't had much of a use for them yet, but im sure that i will in the future and am glad to have them. Product worked as advertised and im satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2015-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied with ProductVery Simple and straight forward to do the transfer
Date published: 2015-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crucial 120GB SSD for LaptopThe instructions for this SSD were poor. I followed the install instructions for the drive and found out later that I had to First create the Image onto the SSD before installing it using the USB cable adapter. I was assuming the image would be transferred from the hard drive using the same cable after the SSD was installed. Please provide better install instructions for people who arent computer hardware experts.
Date published: 2015-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor guidancethe lack of guidance for the use of this product is its biggest fault. I had to use a combination of trial and error and a prolonged search for coherent steps for the upgrade and swap over to SSD.
Date published: 2016-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked wellThis was all I needed to install the SSD into my desktop computer... :)
Date published: 2018-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as representedI purchased a 1TB SSD, cloned it and it worked fine. I also ordered and received the 24.99 install kit, that was supposed to contain a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter in addition to four other items, The adapter was not there. I called support and was told I needed to also purchase the bracket (Supposed to be in the box but wasn't.) at an additional cost of $22. This kit is a ripoff!! Don't buy it.
Date published: 2018-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Installation and Disk CopyI like the fast startup with my SSD; Saving and opening files and programs goes more quickly on my Dell E4300 laptop.
Date published: 2015-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy enough, with guidance from customer serviceI got this kit to help me replace my old hard-drive with a Crucial solid-state (SSD) hard-drive. It uses Acronis software. I had never done this before, but, calling or text-chatting with Crucial and Acronis, back and forth as I did each step, all my programs copied smoothly. I am happy.
Date published: 2015-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, worked flawlessly!I see one other review on here that is pretty harsh, and focuses on some non-standard users (like focusing on the adapter tray for use in a Mac tower). I don't know about all that; I think the most common use would be replacing your mechanical laptop drive with a SSD laptop drive. For this purpose, the kit works flawlessly and quickly. I used it on a work laptop on a corporate domain and didn't have to do a thing after the copy/image process. Highly recommended if you're just wanting to get a SSD in your laptop without re-installing anything, which I think is the main targeted use for the product.
Date published: 2014-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, easily clonedI installed on a Toshiba laptop, running Win 7 pro. The software worked like a dream. Fantastic drive. Immediate gains in general speed, but especially during start up.
Date published: 2015-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worked pretty well but could use some complete instructioI took the plunge after a year of warnings that my hard drive was failing. I've never done a replacement before so I was looking for assistance. This kit is a must for novices who want to clone a drive. What it lacks is useful instructions. I went back to the Crucial site and watched a couple of videos about installation and they used this kit. So, I ordered it. Things went quickly and fairly effortlessly. In the end the new drive booted first time. But then I would get random crashes. No warning, no feedback on what was wrong. Control Panel would not load. A cold restart and things would work for a while. I eventually started removing programs that were running in the background. One of them was the cloning software. I don't know if that was the one, but since I was done with the transfer, I deleted it, among others. No more crashes. Was it the culprit? I have no idea, but I wonder why it was still running. Did I miss some step in the installation? I don't know but that is where some troubleshooting docs would be helpful.
Date published: 2016-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD DRIVE INSTALLATION AND RESPONSE TO CONSIF YOU HAVNT GOT A SSD DRIVE YET, WELL LETS JUST COMPARE THAT USING THE OLD 5.5" FLOPPY DISK. IT IS THE WAY TO GO,NO DOUBT!
Date published: 2017-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised!I had to run it from the self made boot disk. That seemed to be the best way to get it to work. Once it started running it finished fairly quickly. I only was upgrading to a 80GB SSD so not sure how long a larger hard drive would take but mine only took about 1 hour. Need to try and use the other utility to upgrade my MacBook Pro. Will let you know once I try that.
Date published: 2013-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acronis data transfer software stinksThat Acronis transfer softwrae does not work. Really disgusted. The Samsung migration software works much better, BUT cannot use it on a Crucial SSD
Date published: 2016-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from crucial SSD and seperate purchase of an install kiti am a first time SSD user. decided to upgrade my existing system which i built rather than design and build a newer system. an SSD and a video card was the upgrade. i do regret not going intel kaby lake processor when i had the chance a few years ago. this is my band aide to upgrade existing system. So. SSD is maybe 7 times faster than the more traditional spindle moving SATA drive. the SSD is a whole different animal with several advantages and perhaps a few disadvantages. SSD advantage is great speed and less maintence time to keep system optimal. the crucial kit contains a usb connector for cloning your existing os to the new SSD. the SSD being a 2.5 inch for laptops needs a 3.5 inch converter piece for a pc such as mine is. So my experience with my new SSD and the installation kit is overall positive a good investment so far. learning how to SSD rather than traditional SATA is an educational experience. follow crucial tips for maintaining longevity of your SSD. key word and phrases TRIM donnot defrag learn_how_to_SSD.
Date published: 2017-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disapointed with cloning software delivery systemHave purchased several SSD drives and intallation kits in the past for three of my PCs. Each installtion kit had a physical disk to boot from to perform cloning which I do on a semi-weekly basis for backup. This last purchase came with a link to download the software which, apparently cannot be burned to a bootable CD - at least not that I've found.
Date published: 2017-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better kits out thereDoesn't mount well in Dell chassis, as the mounting holes don't match those on the chassis. You can only use a pair of screws, not two pairs. It holds only one drive. There are others that hold two drives securely in one bay.
Date published: 2012-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD Install kitMakes cloning the hard drive to another drive (SSD replacement in my case) a trivial task now. The hardest part is having to wait! Simply select the options, reboot and wait for the coning to complete. The switch out the old drive for the new and never look back!
Date published: 2015-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Check if you need all the componentsOut of all the pieces I only used the transfer usb cable SSD connector. Worked well.
Date published: 2015-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to UseVery good product for the application. Easy to clone and migrate to new ssd
Date published: 2013-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cloned a dual boot drive without error.Luckily, I was able to just run the CD to clone while dual booted into Vista64. Stand alone boot of the CD would not recognize my Razer Naga mouse. But using this product CD from within Vista worked perfectly, without any errors, and much faster than expected to clone a HDD to a SSD. No usage paperwork at all came with the product, and I found the weblink for help in the CD was confusing & useless. So I just used the CD in Vista and it worked fine!
Date published: 2012-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some Products Are Just Better Than Advertized!The SSD drive and the transfer of my old SSD to the new one went like clockwork. I had no problem replacing the drive and my boot speed was great. The launching of programs were fast too. From one happy camper, John R.
Date published: 2016-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Data Transfer KitClean...easy to use...instructions clear...no problem 1st use out of the box. Complete image transfer complete in less than 10 minutes.
Date published: 2017-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laptop RAM and SSD storageMaxed out RAM on my new gaming laptop couldn't be happier with the product and how well it works. Very pleased
Date published: 2016-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and againThis was easy to use. Also it was faster than I expected
Date published: 2015-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice KitVery happy with the contents; worked very well
Date published: 2016-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Limited OptionsI went to put the SSD into my Antec Sonata case and the adapter does not have the proper holes to allow installation into a high end case like mine. This would be great for a low end case or a store bought brand name computer.
Date published: 2012-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crucial Comes through AGAIN!I wanted to do two things: 1 - Change to an SSD 2 - TRY Win 10 This tool allows me to fully copy my current hard drive with all partitions - then I will INSTALL Win 10 and "take it for a FAST spin!
Date published: 2015-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kit makes installing easyThe kit made swapping out my hard drive for an SSD easy and reliable. Computer booted correctly from the first startup.
Date published: 2016-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just exactly what I neededCloning software works great.
Date published: 2012-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOODGOOD
Date published: 2017-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painless InstallationThe software and cable should come with the Disk, i t does with the Samsung SSD and the price is less. I decided to support a San Diego firm. I liked the Crucial cable better then the Samsung cable, but how many times are you going to use it? If your wondering what my comments are about the software MMI go run the Samsung Magician.
Date published: 2015-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had problems fitting the ssd in the drive bay.I tried to use install kit in a maingear custom computer, had problems getting it to fit with the adapter bracket and spacer as well as without it, the mounting screws did not fit into the ssd with the spacer attached. I got one maybe two screws to fit and it would not align with connectors in the slide out drive bay.
Date published: 2018-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If I need itIt's very helpfull to install in the PC
Date published: 2018-03-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ideaFits perfectly
Date published: 2012-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs better instructionsThe product needs to come with much better instructions--about how to clone the old drive to the new one. A step-by-step would include simple things like putting the new drive in the computer instead of attaching it to the USB dongle. It would also state how to use the Acronis software for cloning, as the software has many other and related uses.
Date published: 2014-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly to mount SSD in desktopWorks fine.
Date published: 2012-10-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great; straightforward installationThe videos in the support sections helped a lot in giving instructions on how to use the product. The cloning software works flawlessly. PS: depending on amount of data on the old disk, it can take a while; just leave it alone to do the cloning job.
Date published: 2015-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must havemade change out my HD in my laptop a dream, and to clone that HD to a SSD , has every thing you need!!!!!
Date published: 2015-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD Mtg Kit: Some parts worked - some didn'tElectrical connector worked fine. Mounting hardware was useless
Date published: 2016-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD installation went off without a hitch!Its like I have a new PC again. The new SSD + fresh install of windows 10 really made a difference in performance.
Date published: 2016-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Software did not work with Windows 10Was hoping software included with purchase would clone my hard drive with windows 10 O.S. It did not seem to work with 10. Had to purchase other cloning software. As far as hardware, it work perfectly after using different cloning software.
Date published: 2015-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD is the answer.Has changed my life. Video editing is so much faster.
Date published: 2016-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works greatWorks exactly as advertised.
Date published: 2013-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product.I installed this in my personal desktop. The installation was easy and the unit is working great. Love it.
Date published: 2017-10-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed helpWorks as directed. Don't try to find a driver. It just works.
Date published: 2015-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard Drive changeMy first time to attempt a hard drive change and this software made it go flawlessly. I don't think it could have been easier.
Date published: 2016-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product workedCable worked great but the Acronis software made the cloned backup but then it crashed when it was used to boot my system. Had to get another third party software to do the cloning of my hard disk and do the repairs necessary to make it a bootable image.
Date published: 2017-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Included software destroyed mt drive and dataI am quite livid with the Acronis True Image software that is included. The software provides no instructions whatsoever. I followed the on screen commands to try to clone my drive. They neglect to mention I am supposed to create a bootable media and run off that, and not on the source hard drive. You'd think it is a good thing to warn people that this MIGHT destroy your drive. I didn't find all the KB on how to use it after my drive is messed up. Well now it completely destroyed the MBR and boot sector and I have failed at every attempt to recovery my data so far.
Date published: 2016-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great serviceI ordered The Crucial Easy Desktop Install Kit for SSD (CTDESKINSTALL) Package arrived within a few days, to Canada (GTA) installed it on my M4 128 GB drive without issue, my SSD is purring like a kitten snug inside the chassis. Sure its just a mounting kit, but the M4 SSD purchased in store works great too.
Date published: 2012-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cable Useless To Me USB 3.0With the cable connected to the drive and a 3.0 USB port, the software would not recognize the new drive. Ended up just installing the new drive and cloning it. The clone was not a god one, just got the operating system and no Doc's, Pictures, etc......
Date published: 2015-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick flawless installationUsing a USB 3 port the whole installation took 15 minutes. Noticed a significant increase in boot time. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2018-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD first timerUsing the SSD as primary drive for OS and kid's gaming apps only. All storage files go to a 2TB traditional HD.
Date published: 2015-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as others have said the software DOES NOT WORKThe bracket does not line up properly, the software is useless can not get a key to open it, and if you are upgrading a desktop computer you can just buy a SATA cable and plug it in to the motherboard and transfer it that way instead of using this USB device. I ended up getting the software from somewhere else.. it took 15 minutes at that point. The same software comes with the SSD, it does not work either.. NO SUPPORT WHAT SO EVER
Date published: 2015-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installing a SSDReplaced a hard disk with SSD using the install software. Once I figured out what to do to clone my hard disk, it was extremely easy.
Date published: 2014-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This SSD is an excellent drive with fast boot and accessLove this drive. One of the more large format drives available at a reasonable cost with comparable stats with other more expensive drives. Finally, a near Terabyte SSD drive that most can afford. My programs open super quick and my boot times are equally quick. I highly recommend this drive!
Date published: 2015-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice cable. No windows 10 support for software.Great USB cable but software does not work with Windows 10
Date published: 2015-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cable is all I neededThe cable in this package allowed me to clone my HHD to the SSD. However, the software used to clone the drive also comes with the SSD, so the only benefit was the dongle. - so it may be a bit overpriced if that's all you need.
Date published: 2015-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I needed to install the new SSDThis kit comes with a SATA-USB adapter for cloning an existing drive, a mounting plate for mounting the drive on rails, mounting screws, and a power cable. The mounting screws actually worked better than the ones I had in my system already because they were a shorter length, and therefore fit better. Installation was easy, and everything was sturdy and worked perfectly.
Date published: 2017-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works!I followed the "cookbook" instructions for cloning the old drive and installing the new one. It all worked and life is good.
Date published: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD drive and install kitThe kit was OK but not worth nearly as much as it costs. The only reason I bought it was to get the Cloning software which, it turns out, was not part of the package. It was, in fact, free to download on the crucial site.
Date published: 2018-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just be aware of drive bay variabilityHad to drill a couple holes in my Gateway slimline hdd drive bay to be able to secure the adapter, otherwise fine.
Date published: 2018-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would definitely recommendThis made the install easy and painless was my first time ever opening a computer definitely recommend
Date published: 2018-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what you need to to inplace upgrade for windows 7 pcWas quick and easy to upgrade a system already being used.simple instructions and quick install.
Date published: 2015-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revived a Dell desktopI used this kit to install the SSD into my Dell desktop. It has the required cable to clone the HD to the SSD plus an additional cable to add power to an extra HD which I did buy and install. I use the SSD for booting and programs. The additional 1TB HD is for data. The kit also includes an adapting bracket to facilitate installation into the desktop HD slot. Good price.
Date published: 2016-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't quite workI tried to use this adapter with a Dell workstation but it wouldn't fit properly. The drive caddy design used by Dell for standard-sized spinning drives requires an adapter that's the full length of a standard drive to be properly supported in the caddy. I wouldn't fault the adapter itself but there should be additional guidance for Dell PCs as they *all* use these caddy designs for standard-sized spinning drives.
Date published: 2015-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and simple disk transferQuick and simple to use. Install the software plug in the drive and tell it what partition you want to clone. No need to worry about MBR, GUID, etc. When it completes just pull your old drive and plug in your new one. Sizing is automatically done and no further setup is required.
Date published: 2016-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice improvementUsed this SSD to replace the boot drive. Not so easy to install, but Crucial's kit, including Acronis True Image, and the conversion cable, made it much easier. Unlike swapping RAM, this can take several hours, depending on how much stuff is on the original drive. Also, don't forget to adjust the BIOS after installing. It would get boot errors the first several times until the BIOS was adjusted. Lighroom catalogs and photos appear more quickly without all the disk whirring, so that's an improvement. Also, bootup is noticeably faster, but not iPad-like as some people claim.
Date published: 2015-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade for Old DellI tried it first in a newer system and used the old hard drive as a second. But when I put the SSD in an old system with no second hard drive it really made that old system usable for a number of years.
Date published: 2015-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD worth the cost.I replaced a hard drive in my laptop with a Crucial SSD and it improved the performance a great deal! It was somewhat simple to install and the price was reasonable. It shipped quickly and the personal attention I received over the phone and online was very good.
Date published: 2015-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple is as simple does.Really simplified my new Crucial SSD setup, my computer is super fast now. Plus I'm secure in knowing everything is backed up twice. Thanks Crucial!
Date published: 2015-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acronis HDDtoSDD Cloning 3rd party software download/installA small download and installation of a 3rd Party software. Acronis HDD to SDD cloning. New software to operate ...
Date published: 2015-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product end excellent seriviceExcellent product and fast delivery.Instructions could be more detailed for less advanced customers.
Date published: 2016-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from UsefulNo problem cloning OS onto the SSD, but would have liked more info on how to get the computer to boot from the SSD instead of the HDD it was cloned from.
Date published: 2014-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No SoftwareReally not a useful kit. software not included on CD but a link to Acronis with no obvious way to dowload software. Will be asking for a refund.
Date published: 2015-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waste of money and timeVery dissapointed. Acronis download does not work and Acronis provides no support. Better free cloning software is available on line. The cord attaching the new drive to the old for cloning was the only useful part in the package.
Date published: 2015-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clone didnt work at allAfter waiting 2 hours for this to not clone my hard drive. I had to reformat and then start from scratch.. Which is everything I was trying to avoid.
Date published: 2013-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Increased speed and reliailityInstalled a SSD and doubled memory. System is beyond belief as far as speed.
Date published: 2015-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as advertised 1st timeWorked as advertised great interface
Date published: 2015-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WonderfulI used the kit to replace my hard disk from another manufacturer. The connector in the kit allowed me to connect the hard disk externally to a usb port. the software was a breeze to use. Everything worked perfectly.
Date published: 2015-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional productWorked exactly as advertised.
Date published: 2015-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great UpgradeEasy to install if you get the right accessory kit
Date published: 2015-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Good For A MacSupport should be more on top of offering products that will work with the different computers.
Date published: 2014-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSDpurchased the migration software/hardware and that made it very easy to move my entire HD to the new ssd.
Date published: 2014-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different mounting bracket than I expected, but works fine.I bought this adapter set based on the SSD install video saying I needed this to mount the drive in my Desktop minitower. The set works well, except for the drive mounting bracket. The video refers to a sort of "housing cage" the drive goes into, while the set I received just comes with a plate the drive screws to. The plate sort of dangles slightly in my desktop's housing, but seems to be rigid enough to work. That difference in the mounting plate got a 1-star deduction, everything else works as described.
Date published: 2017-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did not workI used this multiple times to try to clone my Sony Vaio hard drive to the M4 solid state drive. It took about 8 hours for the cloning to complete and after I swapped out the drives and turned on my computer it could not find the operating system. I tried cloning it again and the same thing happened. I ended up having to do a clean install.
Date published: 2013-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect ToolTransfer data just few clicks, within 45 min. I have a new SSD without a glich. Perfect tool for anyone to DIY.
Date published: 2013-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well.Just follow the directions.
Date published: 2016-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complete waste of moneyThe product was a complete waste of money. We don't get any guidance, instructions, documents, tutorials, F.A.Q.s, manual or DIY help. In addition, the cloning software does not work at all. No migration of the operating system to the new drive simply didn't happen. And you don't get any help whatsoever or step-by-step guide of some sort to help you through the process.
Date published: 2017-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost PerfectThe install went well with the exception of 2 issues.,1. When installing the SSD into the original chassis secured on 1 side, the alignment of the edge connector is marginally off to the mother board. This result when inserted it did not allow me to secure the chassis to the base and remains floating. Shims should be included in the kit to allow for this adjustment.2. Although I followed the instructions carefully, at the end they talk about installing an additional app that would further increase the speed of the SSD. At the end of the tutorial It left me hanging without knowledge how to proceed. I not sure how much benefit I am seeing with the new SSD? I assume its installed correctly from a software standpoint.
Date published: 2018-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "I would buy this product again and agaiThe CTLAPINSTALL Kit made changing from the old hard drive to the new very easy. It cloned the old drive to the new without any issues. It is very easy to use.
Date published: 2012-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pros & ConsThe Crucial SSD improved performance a lot and the difficult installation was worth it but should not have been such a mismatch of the components.
Date published: 2015-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unstable cloned system didn't work.Didn't work in my Laptop. I was forced to forget it, since using the clone with Acronis made the system unstable, full of crashes and freezes. I was forced to install the whole system new. Crucial SSD works now very well.
Date published: 2015-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made First-Time Install EasyKit had all the necessary components to make the first-time SSD install a breeze. Installed new SSD in laptop resulting in a much faster, and quieter, machine.
Date published: 2017-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crucial HardwareUsed in installation, it is very easy to use.
Date published: 2017-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slick operationProduct is simple yet necessary when working with a laptop and exchanging HD for SSD. Handy to have on your shelf of tricks.
Date published: 2016-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works FineHardware worked fine. It came with a copy of Acronis True Image 15 and installing that would have required uninstalling my existing copy of Acronis True Image 2014, so I used 2014 for the cloning.
Date published: 2015-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy ProductNice product. Made my upgrade to SSD easy and painless. Instructions are not clear. They need better upgrade for layman' side.
Date published: 2015-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My computer is much faster nowI installed the OS and boot from it. I also use it to store and edit pictures and videos. The SSD itself is working great. The problem for me was the accompanying Acronis True Image program. Its backup service was locking my computer. It took me 3-4 days before I could resolve the problem (I uninstalled it).
Date published: 2015-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SDD instalation kitI found this kit very easy to use. Straight forward instructions. All went well.
Date published: 2012-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A five star reveiw.Very useful in setting up my ssd harddrive.
Date published: 2015-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from made life easyThis made this project easy
Date published: 2015-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD Installation KitThis is an essential piece to clone a SSD to upgrade your PC. It's so easy to use. You must download the Acronis cloning software to complete the task.
Date published: 2016-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked like a charmPut software on USB thumb drive, SSD with connector cable, attached both to computer, made selections, and away it went making image of HD. After it finished, swapped SSD for HD, closed up case, booted up like a champ. Thanks for making it easy.
Date published: 2012-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked well, but menu needs workSome I/O products insist on installing program before connecting hardware. This program does not, but it doesn't say so. First run program, it doesn't find hardware, must terminate then run again. Simple problem to avoid. On apparent completion of copy, found unrecoverable errors in source. Instructions at that point not clear at all as to whether the copy is usable. Final result exceeded my expectations. Program smart enough to adjust file/partion size to match new hardware. Excellent!
Date published: 2013-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It did what it said, but!!!It was easy to use & cloned the harddrive completely, but when I went to use it, it didn't work correctly. Loaded real slow & after waiting for 5 minutes & loading Win XP Pro all the way I stopped it. I think the program works fine, but not the drive although it says it's compatible!!
Date published: 2013-03-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acrois True Image HD 2014I purchased this kit, which included Acronis for cloning. I watched videos of how to do this and I follow them to the T. I started the process, and when it told me to reboot my computer, I did that and then it did nothing. no screen to tell me how long it would take, after 12 hours I shut it down and loaded winsows from the media. I would not buy this product again, its is a waste of time and money
Date published: 2015-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to copy hard driveThis is better than the "desktop" version because it has more connection capabilities.
Date published: 2014-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes it easy to upgrade to SSDI got an error message on my HP Pavillion Elite desktop saying hard drive failure was imminent, so I went online and bought a Crucial MX100 512GB SSD. The SSD is listed as compatible with my HPE-250f desktop, but the drive is a 2.5" drive to fit in a laptop. The adapter bracket included in this kit enabled me to fit the 2.5" SSD into the 3.5" drive bays in my desktop. Not all the holes lined up, but using two of the four included screws securely anchored the drive in my expansion bay. The kit includes the 2.5" - 3.5" adapter bracket to mount a laptop drive in a desktop, a SATA power cable, four mounting screws, a SATA-to-USB adapter cable, and a download code for Acronis® True Image HD data migration software. (The SSD already came with a code for the Acronis software, so I have an additional license to give to a friend or use on another computer.) There is much debate on the Web about whether it is ok to clone your HDD to an SSD or if you need to reload all the software from scratch. I figured I would try cloning first before resorting to spending a day and a half doing a clean install of Windows and all the available updates. Cloning was fast and easy and so far I have not experienced any problems! Here's what I did: I downloaded and installed True Image HD, plugged the SATA-USB adapter in the back of the new solid state drive and plugged it in to my computer, then ran the software. The interface was very straight forward and easy to use. I selected the cloning option and used the automatic settings. The software prepares your computer, reboots, then completes the process. The entire process took about a half hour but could take longer if you have a lot of data to transfer. Next I placed the computer on a suitable work surface, disconnected the power, and opened the cabinet. I secured the new SSD in the adapter bracket using two of the included screws and mounted the bracket in an expansion bay (I could have just as easily removed the old drive and put the new drive and bracket in its place.) Since I was replacing the old drive rather than adding an additional drive I unplugged the SATA cable and power cable from the old HDD and plugged them into the new SSD. Otherwise I would have used another available SATA cable already in my computer and plugged the power cable that came with the kit into an available slot on my motherboard or power supply. I didn't need the included power cable, and I only used the SATA-USB adapter cable for the cloning process. The adapter cable can also be used to turn any internal SATA drive into an external USB drive.
Date published: 2015-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent SSD, easy to install, BIG improvement in speedI installed the SSD myself into a desktop PC. It was very easy to clone and install, but you have to take it carefully, step by step. Overall, it didn't take more than 90 minutes (including the cloning). My computer works great now --much, much faster and smoother.
Date published: 2018-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides all the pieces needed to clone and installInstructions, free software, and hardware all worked well. Somewhat expensive.
Date published: 2018-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you need!Everything I needed to convert from HDD to SSD was included. Made things very easy.
Date published: 2018-07-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD's RockUsed the Crucial install kit to replace my old hard drive with a solid state drive. The install guide made it quite simple. I'm a novice at this, but found it very easy. Due to the installation of the SSD as well as a Crucial memory upgrade, I'll put this 6 year old computer up against most new, state of the art ones.
Date published: 2018-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy SSD Clone with Crucial Install KitI was running out of space on my old 64GB SSD and transitioned to a new 256GB Crucial SSD. I ran the cloning program, installed the new SSD, and used the computer immediately with its new, expanded capacity.
Date published: 2016-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bracket leaves something to be desiredBracket does not conform to the modern slip in and out 3 1/2" drive brackets, although, there is space between the drive and the bracket wall to drill a couple holes for mounting screws.
Date published: 2013-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectlyI didn't need most of the stuff in the kit other than the adapter, but the adapter itself worked perfectly. No issues. If you have a Dell Latitude laptop the whole kit isn't necessary.
Date published: 2017-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD's are excellent!When I added one to my laptop last Fall, I was amazed at how much faster it became. I had thought I was limited my memory, but NO, it was disk speed. I had another reason to justify the SSD. I give it pretty rough use by carrying it under the seat of my truck on long trips on dirt roads in the Southwest. I have always worried about a mecahnical disk in those conditions although I never had a problem. I just added one to a desktop recently. The there was less speedup as would be expected. In the last few months, they seem to be able to preserve dual booting with Linux as well -- although I ruined it (knowingly) by changing the partitions quite a bit,
Date published: 2015-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PLAN ON A COMPLETE NEW REINSTALLSSD is great. Quick start up and shut down of WIN10. Disappointing software to clone hard drive so after many hours had to start a new reload starting from WIN XP to WIN 7 TO WIN10. Then all the drivers then all the programs and APPS. Have never been able to do a successful transfer of backed up drives so this is nothing new.
Date published: 2016-03-15T00:00:00-04:00