Crucial MX300 525 GB SSD is on sale at $149.99 CAD

If you remember the crazy Amazon Prime Day of 2016, you must remember SSD deals, there was one of SSD Crucial MX300 SSD was on sale at $179.99, which was a great deal.

Now, we get another great deal, which is lowest price in 2016 also. the Crucial MX300 525 GB SSD, the price dropped to $149.99, which ,sold by Amazon. If anyone want a nice SSD, this one can be a good choice for you.

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A Case of Laptop Boots Failed with 0xc0000001 Error Code

There are different cases we get the Error code 0xc0000001, which normally are related hard disk errors.  But, this kinds of disk error could be fixed using some solutions unless you get very critical error.

We got a failure which was from our laptop booting once time with the error code 0xc0000001, after multiple tries which the Windows system prompted. We finally resolved the issue WITHOUT format our computer or re-install Windows system. The following is our handling process. It could be one of your information if you get the same issue with same error code.

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A SSD HDD Caddy Adapter Case for Adding SDD on Laptop

The SDD still can not replace the traditional HDD since the cost and stability. We normally buy a 120 GB ~ 500 GB storage size SSD as extra storage disk. We have options to put the SSD into our laptop so that we get 2 “hard drives”: the one is the existing HDD, another one is SSD.

If your laptop came with mSATA slot inside then you are luck to buy mSATA SSD and install directly without removing or replacing anything, but not all laptops support mSATA, then you will have to consider removing or replacing something. if your laptop came with an optical drive, then you have 2nd lucky, you can keep your existing big storage size HDD, remove the optical drive to install a SSD drive there. (Why removing optical drive because we have fewer and fewer chance to use an optical drive, if you have special case which need optical drive heavy usage, then please do not follow this article )

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No Space to Add a SSD in Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV SE Laptop

We have a Dell laptop which was bought from Microsoft Store, the model is

Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop.

It was a nice laptop at the on sale price at $399.99 CAD in 2014. We have used it for over 1 years by now. However, we are not happy with its hard driver IO speed, sometimes we found the software loading very slow.

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Be Smart enough to Recognize TB vs Tb GB vs Gb MB vs Mb KB vs Kb

We often see the texts TB, Tb, GB, Gb, MB, Mb, KB, Kb from common electronic products’ feature description. For example, when we buy an External Hard Drive, we see its size like xxx MB or xxx GB; or when we buy a SSD drive or a Macro SD card, we see their speed like xxx Gb/s or xxx Mb/s.

What Mistakes do People Often Make ?

Consumers might not realize that they are easily silly to ignore some important technical description from the items package or related web page. Those technical descriptions actually expose important information to us. For example, the technical data units. But do you really understand them?

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Add SSD As Second Hard Driver on Dell Studio 1535 Part 2

We have the series of articles about Adding an internal SSD driver as second hard driver on Dell Studio laptop. You might be strange that why you could not find out all of them by searching, because we have finished the part 1, part 3 and Part 4 but not part 2 since part 2 will be longer and will come with more pictures. We were looking for spare time until we got in the holiday.

Yes, this article is just the part 2. The following is the total series of articles:

1: Add SSD As Second Hard Driver on Dell Studio 1535 Part 1;
2: Add SSD As Second Hard Driver on Dell Studio 1535 Part 2;
3: Add SSD As Second Hard Driver on Dell Studio 1535 Part 3;
4: Add SSD As Second Hard Driver on Laptop and Install Windows 7 to Boot System;

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Add SSD As Second Hard Driver on Laptop and Install Windows 7 to Boot System

Actually this article could be as the part 4 of  “Add SSD As Second Hard Driver on Dell Studio 1535”.

After we took out optical driver from laptop and replaced by a new SSD to get the second hard driver on laptop, we can install new Windows system on the SSD to get more fast system boot.

Some people said they could not boot their laptop after they installed Windows 7 on the new SSD which is the 2nd hard driver, we do not know how they did, but for our case, we could install the new Windows 7 system on our SSD and boot the laptop without any problem, we now get really faster boot speed and faster application launch speed (such as Microsoft Visual Studio and Blend) as long as we installed these software on SSD.

The Steps:

1: Update the laptop BIOS (Optional):

This step is optional, we did it because we thought our laptop never updated BIOS. Here is our BIOS update process;

2: Set 1st boot item to USB boot, which should be set in BIOS. This let us boot through USB later;

3: Now we should install new Windows 7. We need to boot through a Windows 7 CD or a USB driver which the Windows 7 system files are on it;

We did not have a USB Windows 7 system but only Windows 7 CD, but we have taken out our optical driver, so we connected an external optical driver through USB port, and boot the laptop using a Windows 7 CD.

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4: Just followed the Windows 7 installation wizard to install, When asking you Where you want to install Windows, you choose the new partition which indicates your new SSD driver;

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(Note: During the install processing, your laptop will have to reboot several times, each time when reboot, your laptop will ask you like the following one:

Press Any Key to Boot from CD…

please remember DO NOT press any key so that the system could continue the installation, if you press a key, your laptop will boot through CD again, which could not continue the install process.

5: After some while, you can see the multiple boot interface which similar with the following screen shot (The “Windows 7” is just our new Windows 7 boot item), now you should boot system from new SSD, you just enjoy the faster system and application loading.

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If you have previous Windows 7 system installed, you might see there are 2 Boot items named Windows 7, you can change one name using BDCEdit command:

1: Run Command Prompt as Administrator, and input bcdedit, you can see your current boot items, the identifier is <current> means your default boot item:

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2: change the boot item description for new SSD boot, for example, you can input “bcdedit /set <current> Description “Windows 7 (SSD)” to give a new boot item name to “Windows 7 (SSD)”

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