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MacMini 2009/2010 (9400M/320M) VS. SSD Upgrade.


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#1 dr.zeissler

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:54 AM

Hi, with my crucial MX500 500GB SDD I do only get 3Gigabit transfer rate with 1 out of 20 boots.
I don't know why. Does anyone have an advice for me what SSD to buys that will alway do 3 Gigabit?

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:40 PM

I do have a 2010 Mini that I upgraded with a 1TB M600, but can't say I've ever run into an issue with it not running at the SATA bus' full speed. That's an odd one. Possibility it's the controller on the SSD? I've tested various SSDs in my NVIDIA Shield Pro console and I will note the MX500 is one of a handful of drives that absolutely cannot boot in it no matter what, due to some odd SSD controller tomfoolery. All of Micron/Crucial's other SSD brands, both retail and OEM, work. Just the MX500 has a problem.
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Posted 06 October 2019 - 02:56 AM

I have one MX500 500GB that's in that 2009 Mini. I have another one MX500 with 1TB that's not installed in a machine.
I ordered another 500GB BX500 Series that has not delivered from Amazon.

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As you can see, sometimes 3Gigabit, mostly 1,5 Gigabit.

View PostFrost, on 05 October 2019 - 03:40 PM, said:

....All of Micron/Crucial's other SSD brands, both retail and OEM, work. Just the MX500 has a problem.
But Crucial recommends MX500 as suitable upgrade for the MacMini 2009 ! Something must be wrong here.
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