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    Default Bought a Crucial M4 SSD 64GB and it's appears it was for a laptop yet I wanted it for my PCs OS am I screwed?

    Title says it all, is there a way to adapt it for my PC?


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    Default Re: Bought a Crucial M4 SSD 64GB and it's appears it was for a laptop yet I wanted it for my PCs OS am I screwed?

    If your M4 ssd uses standard sata and power connectors, it should work fine in your PC.
    You can buy an ssd bracket to physically attach your ssd or you can get creative in physically mounting your ssd.
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    Default Re: Bought a Crucial M4 SSD 64GB and it's appears it was for a laptop yet I wanted it for my PCs OS am I screwed?

    you can adapt it, but how depends on what M4 you got.

    Most SSDs are 2" in size (vary in height), normal spinning HDDs usually are 3" .. its the main difference (both can be had in the other option). If it's just a normal 2" version you got, there aint no trouble at all. Both use normal SATA for data and default SATApower connectors, and all it requires is a mounting bracket/adapter.

    But there are also mSATA versions of the M4 you got, you'd prolly need an adapter to connect it, but depends on your PC/mainboard. But I ain't 100% sure, it might just be "normal" connecters the mSATA use and if it won't be a problem (except it has no outer casing, so you need to be a bit more careful with it).

    I'm sure someone will correct me very soon, or confirm it depending on if I'm right with the mSATA version :)

    What version you got (without knowing anything about the tech) can be found out by reading the product number. It will look something like this: "CT064M4SSD1". The key part here is the number after the SSD.
    1 is the normal 2" but in slim version (not so high)
    2 is the normal 2"
    3 is the mSATA version.

    if there comes something after the SSD# part its comes with a mounting set for "normal" PCs or external connection.
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    Default Re: Bought a Crucial M4 SSD 64GB and it's appears it was for a laptop yet I wanted it for my PCs OS am I screwed?

    Modifying this product is not your first option. If it is in original condition including any packaging and instructions and you clearly expressed prior to the sale that it was for a PC. Then under most countries consumer laws this product is unfit for purpose and you are entitled to return it for a full refund of your money or a replacement product that is fit for purpose. You are liable for the cost of shipping only if the mistake was on your behalf.

    Diplomacy reigns, Get in contact with the vendor and explain the problem very politely and aks if they are willing to replace the product. Most good businesses understand that humans make errors and as long as the product is in a resalable condition they will accomodate you.

    If the person becomes obstinate then you can inply that you really like their company and want to be able to do business with them in the future should you be able to overcome this little sales problem.

    If this fails then ask to speek to a person in a higher executive position and explain the situation again to him or her, if he or she is determined not to help you, go ahead and mention the consumer protection laws as outlined above (check explicitely for your country) that usually does the trick. If it does not, explain the effects on their sales due to all of the adverse marketing that you are prepared to do online should then remain unreasonable.

    In the US, mentioning that you are prepared to report them to the Better Business Bureau or in the UK the Trading Standards Office is a good way to go.

    Only when you have exausted these measures should you consider adapting the product which in a worst case scenario may not work or get damaged worse still completely buggar up your computer.

    Of course the cost of the item is relative to the amount of bother that you would want to go to in solving this problem.

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