Replaced my stock 500GB hard drive on my early 2011 MacBook Pro with a 1TB MX500.
Upon booting up it was like a new computer. So fast, so awesome. But then I noticed the fans were running at full speed. I then did the following:
Partitioned the drive and created a new partition with a clean install...installed original Lion version of MacOS. After doing this I noticed the fans were still spinning at full speed. I went through the upgrade cycle and upgraded all the way to High Sierra. The clean install was running the same as the cloned install. Fans at full speed.
I downloaded the firmware update but didn’t seem to help.
I’d rather not buy a Samsung SSD to swap out and return the MX500 so I thought I’d post here. Any other thoughts?