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
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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'
I've got an M550 SATA that fails to be recognized in the laptop's BIOS (no boot, etc). The same thing happened about 4 months ago, when i just bought the combo. I had to format it in another computer and afterwards it started being detected again (lost all the data) on the E7440. At the time i tried the reinitialization procedure in vain.
Is there a known issue between these 2 pieces of hardware?
As the title states, it cannot be done.
It is clear from the "Introduction" part of the instructions (and in practical terms) that the update process is supposed to be done only from the firmware 02 or 03 to 05, but not from the 01... Is there a way to do so, I mean, update from MU01 to MU05?
Maybe it is just a matter of a two steps process, like from 01 to 02 or 02 then to 05, but I cannt seem to find but only the latest firmware.
Thanks in advance
Windows 7 would have to be SP1 and if you have Intel chipset drivers installed, make sure they are up to date: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%22Intel+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel+RST%29%22
Otherwise you won't support advanced format (4k sector) drives.
I bought new Crucial MX100 256GB for my laptop.
Theoretical transfers should be about 550MB/s.... ok thats is thery.... but my SSD has 200MB/s MAX.
Disk was tested without any partition in my deskop PC as additional drive.
Desktop PC Config: GA-P67A-UD4-B3 (rev. 1.1) + i5 2500k + 8GB DDR1866 + WIn7
then I put this disk to destination laptop (toshiba p75a7200 with i7 4700MQ and I recovered win 8.1
the results was even worse
Please tell me why?
To weak configs ?
I've seen a couple of other cases where people have mentioned this.
By the way, there is a forum rule that we don't mention other drives or SSD makers by name. In any case, for those not familiar with the history behind these tests, there is a well known SSD using TLC NAND, where prior to the latest firmware release, the read speeds when reading old data appeared to be significantly degraded.
in some cases the read speeds for this SSD were reported to be slower than 100 MB/s and it was claimed that the difference could be seen with data that had been written only one month prior to the read speed tests.
The read speeds for freshly written data was still good with these drives and since most benchmark software writes a file and immediately reads it back again, most people were unable to measure the drop in performance. Now people are checking other drives to see if the same problem occurs in other makes and models of SSD.
Since I don't have Windows I can't run HD Tune with my M500 240GB SSD, but I do have some older files on my macbook pro and I can tell from the directory timestamp, that these files were written 6 months ago or earlier.
Using the dd command in the Mac terminal:
$ dd if=misc/centos/CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal.iso of=/dev/null bs=256k 1592+0 records in 1592+0 records out 417333248 bytes transferred in 0.962690 secs (433507465 bytes/sec)
The read speed for this file appears to be better than 400 MB/s.
The test using the dd command would not be valid if the file has had been cached in RAM, so would only be valid for files not read since boot time. I've checked some other files and got similar speeds. Perhaps I should reboot and test again.
This file was written in 2013.
$ dd if=misc/apple/osx/10.8.4/InstallESD.dmg of=/dev/null bs=256k 16927+1 records in 16927+1 records out 4437341116 bytes transferred in 10.484844 secs (423214788 bytes/sec)
Once again, the read speed is better than 400MB/s, so I'm not seeing any problem here.
I'm running Firmware MU05 on the M500.
$ smartctl -i disk0 | egrep 'Model|Firmware' Model Family: Crucial/Micron RealSSD C300/M500 Device Model: Crucial_CT240M500SSD1 Firmware Version: MU05
Hopefully others can test their Crucial SSD and we can get some indication about how common this problem is.