Top positive review
Works great, pain in the neck to find a screw to install.
Reviewed in Canada on September 5, 2019
Overall, this is a great buy. But I held off forever ordering an M.2 SSD because I know some vendors include the screw some do not. But what I didn't anticipate just how hard it is to find an appropriate screw.
Chances are you received an appropriate screw with your motherboard. And that is probably in a box somewhere in your basement, never to be seen again. The price was too tempting and I decided to hope this vendor would include a screw, or it would be a common size I could find easily. I was wrong on both accounts. I searched the house high and low. I started taking apart electronics in hopes if finding the right size screw. Nothing. Worse each time I tried, I would end-up dropping the screw and having to roll the computer back and forth to retrieve it.
Eventually though, my wife came to my rescue. She had a box of posts she had purchased for one of my sons electronics. It turns out the smallest size posts where the right size, and so were the respective screws. But the head of the screw was too small. So then the hunt for a washer began...
Once everything was installed the computer recognised the drive right away. No cloning software was included, so I downloaded cloning software. With the software I downloaded I found resizing at the time of cloning left the drive non-bootable. So I had to make it a two step process. First clone at the exact same size. Then run partition management software to move the two small partitions all the way to the end, and resize the main partition.
I would give this five stars. But lack of screw, lack of software, and lack of instructions is worthy of dropping this one star.
I did not rate longevity, because it has been less than 12 hours since I installed this drive.