Transform your system’s performance.
Dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn’t just a storage upgrade - it’s a complete system transformation. Designed to keep your system up to speed with today’s multitasking demands that often require instant and simultaneous use of apps, websites, downloads, work files and more, the Crucial M500 delivers nearly instant boot times, powerful data transfer speeds, increased multitasking capability, and rock-solid reliability - all at an affordable price. The Crucial M500 also includes top-level encryption technology to keep your data safe and is available in capacities up to terabyte-class. Built on proven quality, the Crucial M500 SSD has passed hundreds of SSD quality tests and over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing. Don’t settle for anything less.
†1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.
Micron® Quality - As a brand of Micron, one of the largest NAND manufacturers in the world, Crucial SSDs are designed and developed in-house with the latest technology. This means four things: hundreds of SSD qualification tests, over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing, 1.5 billion dollars invested in R&D, and more than 30 years of industry expertise.
Adaptive Thermal Protection - Greater thermal management enables the Crucial M500 to work with the host computer to dynamically adjust power consumption based on usage demands, which helps address the cooling challenges of ultra-small, thermally constrained systems.
Hardware Data Encryption - The Crucial M500 SSD offers top-level hardware-based encryption, enabling enhanced data security. Our AES 256-bit hardware encryption engine and TCG Opal 2.0 compliant firmware allow the drive to operate at full speed without the performance loss that’s typically found in drives that use software-based encryption technology.
Three Year Limited Warranty - From prerelease validation testing to ensure that our SSDs work with the broadest range of chipsets, motherboards, and operating systems to more than a thousand hours of endurance testing, our drives are tested for reliability from start to finish. We proudly offer a three-year limited warranty and award-winning tech support.
Capacity (Unformatted): 240GB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 250MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer): 72,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer): 60,000 IOPS
Form Factor: 2.5-inch, m-SATA, and M.2
NAND: 20nm Micron MLC NND
Life Expectancy: 1.2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF)
Endurance: 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
Compliance: RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
Firmware: Field upgradable firmware
Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands
REVIEW SNAPSHOT®by PowerReviews
Reviewed by 31 customers
Fitted with difficulty using the accessory provided. It operates fast and well.
Replaced the internal HDD on macbook pro with this SSD, best investment possible ever. Boot time is dramatically reduced and system is a lot more responsive.
used as a primary boot drive for windows 7 and 8 partitions and it works brilliantly
Not the fasted ssd on the market but for this price you cant go wrong... Speed ip my iMac very much ...
Upgrade from 500GB HDD using easeus mirror on W7. Had to resize the old drive partition prior to mirror and update the intel rapid storage driver to get update and defender working again but once done all good. Now boots in under 30 secs... Happy days.
The kids love to haul our HP laptop around the place - lots of gaming and web surfing - and therefore lots of bumps & knocks for the hard-drive. A disk check revealed a few bad clusters, so I took the plunge and decided to upgrade the original SATA 5600rpm 500GB drive to this 240GB SSD (there was lots of free disk space on the original drive). SSD Now fitted and many operations are faster than before and we have peace of mind ongoing. Everyone is happy :) I thoroughly recommend the new Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Suite to clone the old hard drive to the new SSD - this is simply a really great package, which continues to add value beyond the disk cloning process. It also lets you move bigger original disk partitions to a smaller hard disk. You'll need a small memory stick for the Paragon Windows Repair on boot up with the new drive, but you can buy one on here at the same time as the drive at a great price.
Excellent piece of kit, will install it in new laptop when I scrap this one, without having to re-install all my software.
Does the job as expected,easy to install and fast.Delivery was excellent as usual.
Good price, can't fault the drive
CT3832339 Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD Upgrade for a Acer Aspire E1-571 System, with conversion kit.
This is what I did, hope it helps other people...
1. Clean up your existing system.
2. Change BIOS from UEFI to Legacy.
3. Connect the SSD and the cable provide to usb port.
4. Insert CD (mine was Windows 8, Acronis 0713), switch on computer.
5. When Acronis appears on screen, select 'English' and follow prompts.
6.After copying, switch off machine; change hard drive for SSD, change BIOS setting back to UEFI. Power on and bingo!
**Make sure your tools are 'earthed'
My wife complained about her laptop freezing, so I took a look. In the dmesg for the system it had a lot of messages about hung tasks. A trivial amount of digging and I eventually figured out that the SSD was freezing.
I hooked it up to my laptop with a USB puck and I could only dd read out about 1-2GB of the drive before it would hang. I could dd write all the way to the end but it started off ~10MB/sec and eventually slowed to a crawl.
I hooked it up to an eSATA dock, and tried again, same result.
I thought, i'll erase this with the SATA built-ins.
I was able to run a SATA security erase with hdparm. I tried dd reading and writing again, same result.
I ran an extended security erase with hdparm the same problems persisted.
This is a firmware 22 drive.
I thought, maybe I'll upgrade the firmware.
I have no Windows machines available, so I brought my USB sticks to a friend's house to make an updater on his Windows 7 machine. It says it can't detect a device or something like that.
I sent all of this information in an RMA request but it's been over 4 weeks and no response.
Is there a good way to update the firmware from a Linux machine? What steps can I take now to try to get this drive working again?
I am afraid direct download link is no longer available. Filename you are looking for is crucial-m500.MU03.03.S0.iso. I can send it via e-mail but unfortunately I have no MD5 hash for it so I cannot guarantee data integrity. PM with your e-mail address if you are interested.
I'd like to upgrade to a 500GB SSd for my mid 2010 13" Macbook pro. Crucial came up recommending the following:
CT5417460 - Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD
I have a laptop asus n550jv which I installed a ssd m550 is on the caddy instead of the dvd, and also in place of the hdd.
The disc is recognized by windos 8.1, and is seen between channels achi bios, but it is not listed as a device from which to boot, while there is a usb stick if inserted (although not bootable).
I disabled fastboot boot and secure.
How can i use my ssd?
Computer: Alienware - Aurora - R14
CPU: @ 3.70GHz CPU i7-4820K
BIOS: A-11, updated version
O / S: Windows 7-64 bit Home Edition, Updated
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 – SLI, Driver Updated
This problem occurred after installing the Crucial SSD M500-240GB, 3 days ago.
These same applications (World of Tanks and War Thunder) work perfectly from my C drive (SSD 120 GB) or my drive E (2T Hard Drive), but the system crashes (blue screen) and Windows 7 closes automatically when I try to run the same programs installed on the SSD Crucial M500-240GB disk.
Before writing this request for help, I did the following checks:
1 Checked my BIOS is the latest version: this is the case
2 Tested to the latest firmware for Crucial M500 SSD: no update required
3 Updated graphics card driver from the manufacturer Nvidia.
4 Verified and updated Windows 7-64 bit from Windows update.
5 Checked the file system disk F (Crucial): No problem found.
6 Made a surface test : no problem found
7 Format Disc F (Crucial M500-240GB).
At this point, I do not know where to look. My anxious to resolve this issue, so if someone on this board has experienced with this kind of problem, I would be very happy to know the solution.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.