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'
I'm basically a new user, so, in case I missed something or I should deliver more details about me/my laptop just tell me.
Thing is that I bought a brand new Crucial SSD about one month ago and replaced my laptop original 5400 rpm Hitachi HDD with it.
Apparently everything works just fine (suspension mode as well, most of the times) except from booting the system up when switched off. It could sometimes take minutes, when I'm lucky, or simply endless time: completely stuck on the windows logo screen.
I'm really struggling to find the reason for that: in the meanwhile I'm kinda working around it by simply NEVER shutting the system down. But this cannot work forever.
-I did a clean install.
- AHCI enabled
-System: Samsung NP530U3C-A05DE with 6 GB RAM, 24 GB express-cache by SanDisk (which I'm using as extra drive, so I basically did not install any ExpressCache software) and Core i5 3317U
-OS: Original Windows 8.1
-SSd originally came with latest available firmware on (MU05)
-Intel Rapid Storage driver (188.8.131.526) installed (This is the one suggested by Samsung Spftware Update, which I tried to upgrade but failed since Intel keeps telling my system is not supported).
Here are few Benchmarks.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
Sequential Read : 264.325 MB/s
Sequential Write : 242.670 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 243.450 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 213.818 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 14.612 MB/s [ 3567.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 25.261 MB/s [ 6167.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 218.346 MB/s [ 53307.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 179.065 MB/s [ 43717.0 IOPS]
Test : 1000 MB [C: 55.6% (124.1/223.2 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2014/11/21 19:09:24
OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)
Last night I performed Some HD Tune Pro benchmarks.
Thanks for the support, really hope you can help me!
This problems seems to get worse over time and I feel like nothing I do is helping. Before when I had this problem it was when my computer had an unplanned sudden power off which I understand effects most SSDs for not able to read for awhile. Now ever time I even do a restart or normal shut down when my computer turns back on the m4 SSD is not found and takes 40 minutes up to 3 hours to be found again. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am concered my SSD is getting close to the end.
I purchased a crutal mx100 256gb ssd in early october. about once every 2 weeks I have gotten a weird error. The system will hang, the HDD LED will remain on solid, and I will get a blue screen of death after about 1 minute. Once the system crashes and reboots, the drive will disapear from the bios. Holding the power button down and shutting system off for a min or two will cause the drive to reapear in the bios. I have reinstalled windows several times since then, and it does not solve the problem. I have the latest bios for my laptop and the sata controller is in AHCI mode. My laptop is a lenovo t420s.
I recently bought an Acer Aspire V7 482pg-6629. It came with a 24GB mSATA SSD which I replaced with an M550 128GB mSATA SSD with the intention of running the OS on the SSD. With much difficulty, I managed to clone the HDD to the SSD and boot from the SSD. All was fine for a few days, but then the system froze and wouldn't reboot past the login screen before freezing.
So I decided to do a clean install of Windows 8 on the SSD from a flash USB. The install gets to the choose a disk to install on screen. After the clone the SSD has 3 partitions on it. I tried to delete the partitions in the install, but the install fails to delete any of the 3 partitions.
So I rebooted again with the flash USB, took the Repair path and got to a CMD prompt. I opened DISKPART, selected the SSD and attempted to run the 'clean' command. That also failed and reported:
"diskpart has encountered an error: media is write protected"
If I can find a way to remove the partitions on the SSD, I should be able to complete the install and get the system running again. Does anyone know why the SSD is now "write protected" and how to eliminate it?
My M550 128GB mSATA SSD is model: CT128M550SSD3
Installed M550 CT1024M550 SSD1 in Fujitsu T904 (I5) Windows 8.1 update 1.
System randomly restarts (without shutdown) and, on restart, shows no bootable media. Hard reset then resolves issue until next time.
Cloned system to WD Hard Drive and no restarts.
Any recommendations? All chipset, storage, and other system drivers and firmware are up to date.