Forum discussion tagged with Crucial.
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    Question Crucial MX500 Firmware Update Error ?

    Has anyone ran into a simillar problem, trying to update Crucial MX500 SSD firmware trough Crucial Storage Executive software, Version: 9.07.072023.03? My setup is running Win11, and I have two 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD drives. The following error output: Firmware Update Error Command aborted...
  2. Sir_thank_alot

    Question Which SSD to choose for gaming ?

    Hi guys, I am very new to storage devices and I would like to know which SSD is better for gaming purposes only The first one I saw within my price range is a Crucial MX 500 500GB 6.35cm (2.5inch) SSD costing 3,059 INR or 36.75 USD Samsung 870 EVO 500GB 6.35cm (2.5inch) SSD (MZ-77E500) in a...
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    Question Is going for a drive with DRAM worth the extra money?

    basically the title. looking at upgrading my second PC to a M.2 for its storage drive (using a samsung 980 for a boot drive) in my main PC ive got a 980 as a boot drive as well and a Crucial P3 plus 4tb as my game drive, without any problems. was going to get another Crucial P3 plus 4tb for it...
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    Question Expanding RAM to 32 GB, existing modules no longer available

    Hello! I have an aging computer I thought to give a final upgrade and pass on to one of my kids. I want to expand the RAM with an additional 2x8 GB and upgrade the GPU ( GTX 970) , but the RAM I once bought is no longer available. I am able to find chips from other brands with the same speed and...
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    Question Thinking about storage upgrades on my build

    Hi , I am thinking about upgrade some of my HDD´s to an Nvme SSD , I am using 3 HDD´s at the momment and honestly 2 of them are rarely used ( the 1tb and 500gb HDD`s ). I wish to know if in my case the Nvme could have some negative impact on the GPU performance ? I know the GPU is already...
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    Question Which SSD should I keep?

    I bought some NVME SSDs, but looking to return the ones I don't need. They'll mainly be used for Steam games and storing pictures/videos. What capacity should I keep and which one specifically? Do any of these need an additional heatsink?: - Crucial P3 Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 3D NAND NVMe M.2 SSD...
  7. vaibhavgarg

    Question Crucial P3 Plus 4TB on PCI 3.0 will be as power efficient as the P3?

    I have been waiting for the P3 4TB to come in stock in my area.. I didnt want to get the P3 Plus as it uses slightly more power compared to the P3 but I wonder if P3 Plus uses the same power as P3 on the PCIe 3.0 interface....... I want to use it in Ayaneo 2 Handheld gaming PC so power...
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    Question Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00 DDR3 Ram Question

    I brought a stick of second hand ram and fitted it into an old pc but when I try to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic scan I am getting a 'hardware problems detected' message. The ram stick is an 8GB Crucial Ballistix with the model number: BLS8G3D1609DS1S00 I believe that this ram stick would...
  9. rakinar2

    Question Is this RAM compatible with my PC?

    I have a Dell Optiplex 7080 PC, with 8 GB RAM currently, and I'm planning to buy this RAM to increase the overall memory: I wanted to buy a Crucial RAM since it seems like Dell PCs are guarantied to work with it. I...
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    Question Is my SSD dying?

    Hi all! I have a crucial mx300 from my previous build that has some worrying looking S.M.A.R.T data but it's possible I might be reading it wrong. Could someone more knowledgeable please help me interpret this and let me know if I should replace it soon?
  11. scampertt

    Question Sata SSD disconnecting during use.

    Hi, I have recently bought a (second as I had the same problem with the first one as well) new Crucial MX500 2tb SSD and have installed it. However after about 20mins to 1 hour it will disconnect itself from my system and disappear from the file explorer. Everything works for up to an hour...
  12. Anarche

    Question M.2 SATA SSD nowhere to be seen

    Some of this story may not be relevant to my current issue but I am just laying out the journey I went on today. I just got a Samsung 980 PRO which is an NVMe M.2 SSD. for Christmas. Before that I had a 1TB Crucial SATA M.2 SSD, a 250GB SATA Kingston 2.5in SSD, and an HDD. Windows 10 was...
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    [SOLVED] What is this piece that broke off from the SSD?

    Hi everyone, I was replacing a non-working motherboard and noticed this piece hanging from the SSD SATA port. This is the second one that fell out and I can't identify it nor do I know if it's a crucial part for the SSD to work properly. I do know where it's missing from, but don't know if it...
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    Question Preferred firmware on recent MX500?

    Hi... my first question on this forum (I have also asked this question on Reddit here and will link to here from there too) (I'd also acknowledge and reference related recent threads Crucial MX500 500GB sata ssd Remaining Life decreasing fast despite few bytes being written and Any Crucial...
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    Question Blue screen after installing 64GB more RAM

    This is the computer spec I had. Crucial P5 2TB PCIe M.2 GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6500 XT GAMING OC 4G(GV-R65XTGAMING OC-4GD) ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming 4/D5 INTEL TWO Crucial DDR5 4800_32G 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-12900KF Cougar Gex 1050 power supply Cooler Master MasterBox CM694 Case I just...
  16. DSDS

    Question Issue with Crucial DDR5 RAM 4x32 GB on Asus ProArt Z690

    I've finished the following build: 1) Intel® Core™ i9-13900KF Processor 2) Asus ProARt Z690 Creator WiFI 3) Crucial 4x32GB DDR5 When I start the machine CPU test Q-Led (red) passes well, but RAM Q-LED (yellow) does not pass. There is no display and the system does not boot. I've updated...
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    Complete build is below. Would you change any component? Does the build look decent? All feedback is appreciated. 🙏 Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: $600 PC - I was gifted an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G for my birthday. The price of the CPU is not included in the total price. System...
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    Question Kernel data inpage error(BSOD)?

    The error comes only when I play games. I was playing another game which used to run fine before but now crashes within 10 minutes. Tried running game on single 8gb stick (i have 2) one by one and error was still there.Also my drive shows "reported uncorrectable errors" as 1 in...
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    Question Can someone explain to me how switching from hdd to ssd works?

    So basically I install OS in the new ssd. But does the hard drive still need to have the old OS installed? Does the hdd show as a fellow drive in file explorer and then I can easily copy/paste what I want?
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    Question Why are 32GB DDR5 RAM getting cheaper quickly?

    Crucial DDR5 4800_32G was 184USD just one or two months ago when I bought it, now it's 136USD. Kingston FURY Beast DDR5-5600 32G was beyond 200USD as far as I remember just one or two months ago, but now it's 177USD. Is there some soon upcoming new RAM release plan out there? Why are they...
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    Question RGB not working on one of my Ballistix RAM modules ?

    Hello, Recently I wanted to play around with my RGB, when I noticed that one of my Ballistix modules doesn't respond to any RGB change I made. Instead it shows this default (I think) pattern: Video Here At first it seemed like it's Armoury Crate issue, so I tried setting it up in OpenRGB, but...
  22. JCMaxxwell

    Question Upgrade RAM for my laptop

    System configuration: Intel core i3-8145u Intel UHD Graphics 620 iGPU 8 GB RAM (PC4-19200 1.2V 2400MHz SODIMM 260 pin) System board: HP 85EF Storage: 250GB Samsung 970 evo Plus (PCIe3)+ 1TB HDD 5400RPM SATA 6GB/s I want to upgrade my laptop RAM. It has 2 DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM slot. Now I have a...
  23. TheFlash1300

    Question Is this RAM compatible with my laptop?

    I got a recommendation from Crucial's System Scanner, saying that Crucial 8GB DDR4-3200 SODIMM is compatible with my Acer Aspire A315-22 laptop, . But according to the information presented on this website: , my CPU supports only DDR4-2133, and not...
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    Question Four Crucial DDR3 modules stopped working after regular shutdown

    Here's what happened. I have Gigabyte GA Z77-DS3H motherboard. So I took four Crucial 8GB modules, installed them as a part of my desktop overhaul, and tested them with Memtest86, all is well. Then I worked on that computer until the evening and shut down Windows 10 x64 the usual way. The...
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    Question Advice on Buying New SSD (M.2 PCIe or 2.5" SATA)

    I had a motherboard issue a while back and couldn't replace it for a while, but recently did so, only to discover that the 2.5" PNY SSD I had decided to die while it was not in use (even though I had used it a few times attached as an external drive). I'm now looking for a new SSD as a boot...
  26. xLishu

    [SOLVED] When i boot my pc. Motherboard and gpu ports don't work.

    So this happened recently. In the morning everything was fine, but in the evening my pc starts all the fans spin, but pc doesn't boot none of the ports work. I tried removing the CMOS battery, tried to switching the ram slots. But when i changed my gpu to a older gt 610 everything just worked...
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    [SOLVED] I think I killed my SSD...Please Help

    Hello All! Today I purchased a Crucial BX500 1TB SSD and threw it in my older laptop to use for practice. I was learning how to use linux terminal to partition and format and manipulate drives and storage devices. Essentially I was trying to set up a rather complicated dual booting scenario...
  28. TheRealDaZee

    [SOLVED] Alder lake MSI Z690-A WIFI D4 + Crucial 3600 CL 16-18-18 combination problem

    I'm new to the overclocking world. I went for msi z690a wifi d4 version after looking at the reviews saying this was the best board for the price. I have 12700K installed on it. I bought crucial ballistix 2x8GB DDR4 CL16 3600 Mhz RAM. The ram runs well on the default JDEC 2666 Mhz, but I get...
  29. Watrevir

    Question MX500 SSD Issues

    I have an ADATA SX8200 M.2 1TB and a Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB in my Lenovo Ideapad S540 15" laptop. TThe ADATA is Disk 1 (C) and has the OS installed (as its the faster drive) and the MX500 is Disk 0 (D) and is my storage drive for films, games etc. The other day, I left the laptop running (on...
  30. MildCube

    Question Mixmatching Parent Ram Brands.

    I have a prebuilt, Pavilion 790-0020, it uses Micron 8gb (1x8gb) 2666mhz ram, part number 8ATF1G64AZ-2G6E1, and I want to upgrade. I've found the ram my desktop uses online for around $50 for 1 stick, this seems kinda expensive...
  31. MxzsyXII

    Question Help request - Micron Rev.B overclocking

    I recently picked up a kit of Crucial Ballistix 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 (BL2K16G32C16U4W) memory because it was on sale for only £83 during Black Friday. I was hoping to get dual rank Rev.E but apparently crucial have moved away from that so instead I got single rank Rev.B. I couldn't...
  32. SeBa_SCS

    Question Are these RAM compatible with my motherboard

    Hello, I'm asking for compatibility with the RAM and my motherboard -Ryzen 5 5600x -Asus TUF B550M plus wifi -2x8gb Crucial ballistix 3200Mhz BL8G32C16U4BL Because I'm using this components and I get this weird kind of freeze when I'm web browsing or watching youtube. I can see the RGB...
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    [SOLVED] Is the crucial RAM CT2K4G4DFS6266 2 x 4gb dual module kit compatible with the Asus ROG Swift B450-F gaming motherboard

    Hi, I am hoping to buy this RAM for my asus ROG swift B450-F motherboard and wanted to check if it is compatible first. I asked on the amazon UK if it was compatible and the response I got was no but with no explaination, so I was hoping to double check, and if it isn't compatible then I was...
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    [SOLVED] DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION plaguing my Windows 10 NVME drive

    Hey all. I got a Crucial NVME drive to move my Windows 10 install to about a year ago, but I kept getting BSODs with no dump available, so I moved it back to my SATA ssd and just used the NVME as a game drive. Well I've taken another crack at installing Windows on the NVME, and I keep getting...
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    [SOLVED] SSD Crucical BX500 Super slow

    I've have a Crucical BX500. When I bought it, the speed was normal. I could start using the computer as soon the desktop screen showed up. But after several months, my SSD suddenly became very slow. It appears that each day it becomes slower. Nowadays I have to wait the same time (if not more)...
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    Question Crucial X6 2TB SSD

    View: The SSD is really good, but it makes the PC freeze altogether the second it's attached. When disconnected, everything is back to normal again. I can't format it, can't access it in Disc Management in windows as well, because it's frozen...
  37. samurai7222

    [SOLVED] Is the Crucial bx500 good enough for a boot drive and some games?

    Will the Crucial bx500 240GB be good for a boot drive and some games. I have a 1TB HDD for my large games. I'll just keep games that take a long time to load on the SSD. I'll mainly be using it as a boot drive. The Crucial MX500 240G and WD blue 240G both are about 14 USD more than the bx500 in...
  38. samurai7222

    [SOLVED] Help me choose between Kingston Q500 vs WD Green vs Crucial BX500.

    So I only have these 3 options in my area. I just want a 240GB one to install windows and maybe some games which take a long time to load. So which one will be better?
  39. blue_rays

    Question Is my SSD a refurbished part?

    I've got a Crucial MX500 (250GB) SSD. On front side of the product I can see a (RE) but I'm not sure what it stands for. It says "Assembled in Mexico (RE)" Is my SSD refurbished?
  40. animasola

    [SOLVED] Second NVMe M.2 "not present" in B450M Mortar Titanium

    Hey Guys, I've done some reshuffling and upgrades on my drives, after which my nvme drive is no longer detectable. My motherboard: B450M Mortar Titanium which support 2 x M.2 drives and 4 x SATA drives. Prior drive setup (all drives working): Crucial P1 1TB on M2_1 slot Samsung 860 QVO 1TB...