Crucial M500 480GB upgrade for Acer Aspire 1810 TZ

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Crucial M500 480GB upgrade for Acer Aspire 1810 TZ

A record of my experience upgrading a Acer Aspire 1810 TZ with a Crucial M500 480GB SSD.

 

I cloned the existing HDD using Acronis True Image HD onto the SSD in a USB/SATA cradle, then swapped the drives.

 

The laptop booted fine, but after a couple of days Windows started reporting that it was a non-genuine version of windows installed - the ‘windows activation’ report saying that several operating system files had were "Tampered Files". I was locked out of Windows update.

 

After trying various suggestions to repair the installation with no success, I finally fixed the problem by updating the driver for the "Intel ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller" to version 11.7.0.1013 dated 19/11/2012, downloaded directly from the Intel website. This driver is a couple of years newer that the latest driver on the Acer website for this laptop.

 

 

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JEDEC Jedi

Re: Crucial M500 480GB upgrade for Acer Aspire 1810 TZ

Thanks for the record. Similar one Smiley Happy

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