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Crucial Easy Desktop Install Kit for SSD

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    Crucial Easy Desktop Install Kit for SSD

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    Product Specifications
    Form Factor NO DRAM

    Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit

    Install a Crucial SSD in a desktop PC with ease

    Installing an SSD in a desktop PC is easy, but it sometimes requires a few special supplies, which is why we created this kit. Included is a SATA-to-USB cable that you’ll use to transfer data from your old storage drive to your new SSD, a SATA-to-SATA cable that you’ll use to physically install the drive, plus a bracket you’ll use to install a Crucial SSD to your desktop’s storage bay. If you’re installing an SSD into a standard OEM desktop (HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.) you’ll also need a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch converter, which allows you to secure the SSD to these particular systems’ larger storage bays.

    PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
    • Designed for first-time SSD installers with desktop PC systems
    • Includes a USB-to-SATA data transfer cable, SATA data transfer cable, 3.5-inch adapter bracket, and mounting screws
    • Ideal for use with Crucial 2.5-inch SSDs
    WHAT’S INCLUDED
    • Acronis® True Image HD data transfer software
    • SATA data transfer cable
    • USB-to-SATA data transfer cable
    • 3.5-inch adapter bracket
    • Mounting screws
    • SSD sold separately

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit
     
    3.9

    (based on 128 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (15)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Easy (4)
    • Fast (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It worked pretty well but could use some complete instructio

    I 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...Read complete review

    I 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.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Included software destroyed mt drive and data

    I 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...Read complete review

    I 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.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    just be aware of drive bay variability

    By PL09

    from SoCal

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    Had to drill a couple holes in my Gateway slimline hdd drive bay to be able to secure the adapter, otherwise fine.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SSD's Rock

    By The Rookie

    from Lafayette, La

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    Used 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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Everything you need!

    By PRD

    from MO

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    Everything I needed to convert from HDD to SSD was included. Made things very easy.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent SSD, easy to install, BIG improvement in speed

    By JQ

    from Boston, MA

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    I 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.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Kit accomplished all as advertised.

    By BAS

    from Mobile, Al.

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    I used the Desktop install kit to add a new Crucial 2.5" SSD to an internal 3.5" drive bay and used the wiring connector to clone my existing Windows 10 operating system from the HDD to the SSD using the Acronis software downloaded using th link supplied with the kit. To achieve a clean cabling hookup, I do suggest keenly observing the orientation of the SATA connector and the power supply cable connector on the SSD before final mounting of the SSD to the bracket (which must be done prior to mounting bracket/SSD in the drive bay).

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy Install Dell Latitude E7450

    By Jphx

    from Phoenix, AZ

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    Crucial makes the whole process very straight forward. The only difficulty I had was Acronis had to be modified to clone the installed disk. However it was.a simple operation. On line instructions were excellent but omitted the Acronis problem.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dell Latitude

    By JPhx

    from Phoenix AZ

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    I only needed the SATA to USB connector to do the installation in a Dell Latitude laptop. No need for the other items in the kit.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    If I need it

    By Gérard

    from Quebec Canada

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

    It's very helpfull to install in the PC

    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I had problems fitting the ssd in the drive bay.

    By Jason

    from San Berardino

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Get a ssd large enough to clone your drive in mb

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        SSD drive and install kit

        By Internet

        from New Hampshire

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Crucial SSD Desktop Install Kit:

        The 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.

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        • No

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