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've just bought and received an SSD to install in my MacBook Pro.
Where on Crucial can I buy the spacer I need to install it properly?
I have an HP ENVY DV7-7212nr Notebook running 64-bit Windows 8.1 on an Intel 4-core CPU. It has a 640GB HHD and a 32GB MSATA SSD from the factory. I wanted to install a new 512GB SSD.
I bought the Crucail M550 512GB SSD and Laptop Install Kit and tried first to clone it to the new SSD with no success even after contacting Crucial and HP support via support forums.
After cloning and installing the new SSD, it would not boot with error message "Your PC needs to be repaired". Not options seemed to help.
I tried removing the 32GB MSATA which is used by the system with Intel Rapid Start Technology" but then I got error message "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. I even disabled it in the BIOS. The MSATA SSD is attached to the motherboard and is a pain to get to requiring a major Notebook disassembly. I've done it several times and now I'm an expert. HP has a great Maintenance and Service Guide but doesn't include installing a non-HP SSD.
It appears that cloning it with EZ Gig IV doesn't capture all the needed partitions and apparently no cloning software can. After trying multiple times and researching it, I've come to the conclusion that it is impossible or too difficult to accomplish. I suspect that there are just too many complex factors preventing success. I'm giving up on it unless someone has done it and can detail the required steps.
So my next plan is to do a fresh installation of Windows 8.1 onto the new 512GB SSD. That appears to also be difficult to accomplish. The advice on Google searches seem to conflict on how to do it. I have a Recovery USB Drive but that apparently will not help me. I only have the Windows 8.0 image and recovery image supplied by HP on the Notebook, no CD's.
Has anyone had success with this? I'm starting to loose faith in SSD technology.
I have anoying problem,when i power on computer ssd crucial mx100 with win 8.1,first boot always hangs,then i reboot and then win boot properly,cables checked,i have GA-MA69G-S3H sata 2 mobo,2 sata 2 cables checked and same issue...
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.