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): 480GB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 400MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer): 80,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer): 80,000 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 26 customers
I bought the m500 480gb and put it in my MacBook Pro along with 8 gb of memory i also bought from crucial, best thing i ever spent money on.
My laptop is approx 4 years old and in comparison to newer laptops was looking pretty slow. Slow to boot, slow to start apps, slow to load browser pages etc. a techie colleague suggested a solid state HDD and so I did a bit of research and found the crucial website. Website information/videos seemed very good so decided to give it a go and ordered the 480GB drive and the data transfer kit. Also contacted crucial tech support who answered my questions and gave great advise. It arrived the next day, I followed the instructions, which were very straightforward and the data transfer and the installation of the HDD could not have been more straightforward. Booting the laptop now took 30 seconds. This compared to 3 minutes for the old HDD. The laptop is so much quicker in every way and I now have an extra 160GB of storage. Its now faster than when it was first purchased. I had been considering buying a new laptop and I'm so glad I didn't. This solid state HDD represents great value.
Installed as the only drive in a 2010 Mac Mini and now boots to usable desktop in 15 seconds.
I sat through the demo video and then found the fitting kit comes with different cloning software, which worked OK, but I was less sure of doing it correctly...
Instant application loading
Super-fast restarts/shutdowns/wake from sleep
Rejuvenated an Early 2011 MBP, better performance than ever before
It's too early to give an evaluation in terms of longevity or reliability but initial impressions are very good. This drive replaced another SSD so I wasn't expecting a huge jump in speed but I was pleasantly surprised. I ran the Blackmagic speed test and the drive maxed out the test!!!
The drive definitely runs slightly warmer than the previous drive but this is to be expected from a higher capacity drive with a higher number of dies.
Drive is fitted in a late 2012 2.9Ghz i7 MacBook Pro.
Made a 2 year old Sony Vaio 'like new'. Excellent performance, laptop now starts up in seconds. If you use MS Access db's, queries run 100 times quicker.
Didn't realise this drive would make such a difference. the computer is super snappy when opening programs, playing files, recording loads of audio tracks, etc. Should have done it earlier……not going back to ordinary drives.
My son helps me with thius sort of stuff, but so far it's perfect.
Only thing I would like is an VAT invoice!
When I enquired about SSD, I asked if I could use existing hard drives in raid 0. Crucial says yes, but I couldn't make it work. In the end had to use SSD as drive C, and 2x 500gb drives as drive D & E instead of Raid. Bit disappointed there. Also on line, video shows how to backup data (image)to SSD using USB. As no USB to SATA lead supplied (in PC kit) I had to back up using the SATA cable supplied in the PC kit. No big deal but it would be nice to have the USB to SATA lead.
I think your images/screenshots has been moderated and removed, because of drives serial numbers or other personal data I guess. You can repost them but please remove drives serial numbers. Also you can post SMART data of your drives as text using "Edit > Copy" option of CrystalDiskInfo.
Would like to know what to do .
I own a 2012 macbook pro retina and use a CRUCIAL M4 512 GB 040H as an external drive .
The drive came up with 338 Bad sectors in 'TechTools Pro" when it unexpectically quit the process not even 1/3 through the scanning processs.
Looked at updating firmware , but since this is my only computer I can't connect via int. SATA.
What can I do ?
I don't have any receipt anymore, the serial is12510922147DF
I am locaterd in Australia .
There is no local Crucial office.
I think I would check (and probably try to update) Intel AHCI driver for that one. It is possible driver listed by Dell is little bit outdated.
Could you please check it and post exact driver version? You can check it with Device manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers -> right click on the selected controller -> Properties -> Driver tab
Hello everything, especially to vendors of Crucial. I acquired in Russia SSD 512 Gb M.2 6Gb/s Crucial M550 <ct512m550ssd4> MLC. And that you would think, at us this device costs a fantastic money, and it practically doesn't work. BIOS (UEFI) periodically doesn't see 512 Gb M.2 6Gb/s Crucial M550, it is a defect or the miscalculation? I think, for such company as Crucial it is inadmissible. I look, at this forum of technical support officials don't hurry with recognitions. I look, I am not lonely how to get rid of this problem. Only you don't say to me what to buy another. At us it is difficult.</ct512m550ssd4>
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?