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†1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.
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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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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.
after migration from my old HDD to new M500 SSD my system is freezeing in random cases
Event log showsthe following error that repeats several times
During paging operation device error was detected \Device\Harddisk0\DR
The same system in the same config with HDD was working without any issue
I have tried to
- upgrade firmware to Mu5 - upgrade was succesfull but problem still exist
- do scan disk with chksdsk /f - no errors found
- try to update all drivers - all are the newest one
- run SMART verification - the total results seems ok, but all factors exceeds the threshold
Have you any other idea what can be a reason before I start RMA process
Please find my system config below
|OS Name||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro|
|OS Version||6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600|
|OS Manufacturer||Microsoft Corporation|
|OS Configuration||Standalone Workstation|
|OS Build Type||Multiprocessor Free|
|System Model||Satellite L350|
|System Type||X86-based PC|
|Processor(s)||1 Processor(s) Installed.,: x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1733 Mhz|
|BIOS Version||INSYDE 1.30, 2008-03-19|
|Total Physical Memory||2˙038 MB|
|Available Physical Memory||1˙502 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Max Size||2˙934 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Available||2˙273 MB|
|Virtual Memory: In Use||661 MB|
|Page File Location(s)||C:\pagefile.sys|
|Hotfix(s)||60 Hotfix(s) Installed.,: KB2899189_Microsoft-Windows-CameraCodec-Package,: KB2891214,: KB2894856,: KB2919355,: KB2919442,: KB2920189,: KB2931358,: KB2931366,: KB2937220,: KB2938772,: KB2939153,: KB2939471,: KB2939576,: KB2949621,: KB2950153,: KB2954879,: KB2955164,: KB2956575,: KB2958262,: KB2958263,: KB2959626,: KB2959977,: KB2961072,: KB2962140,: KB2962409,: KB2964718,: KB2965142,: KB2965500,: KB2966826,: KB2967917,: KB2969339,: KB2969817,: KB2971203,: KB2971239,: KB2971850,: KB2972213,: KB2972280,: KB2973201,: KB2973351,: KB2975061,: KB2975719,: KB2976627,: KB2976897,: KB2977174,: KB2977629,: KB2977765,: KB2978668,: KB2979582,: KB2980654,: KB2981580,: KB2981655,: KB2984006,: KB2987114,: KB2988948,: KB2989647,: KB2993100,: KB2993651,: KB2994897,: KB2995004,: KB976002|
|Network Card(s)||2 NIC(s) Installed.,: Kontroler Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller,Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g|
|Hyper-V Requirements||VM Monitor Mode Extensions: No,Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No,Second Level Address Translation: No,Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes|
That is interesting. Few Mac users have been reporting similar issue but for other model, M500 as far as I can remember. How big are the files (data amount) you are trying to write at a time? Is the TRIM enabled on your system?
SMART data seems to look healthy in my opinion. I think I would try to check for BIOS update and also I would verify versions (and probably try to update them) of Intel Chipset Drivers and Intel Management Engine - either from Asus or from Intel site.
You can try to use Intel Driver Update Utility for that - sometimes it works
I know there are threads about this topic already. But I want that Crucial is aware of this issue. I builded a new PC on friday the 5th September. Until yesterday, the PC was working fine. But yesterday I was playing a game and for the first time with my new PC I got an Bluescreen and Windows shutted down. Then after a restart I became the message that there are no bootable drives available. In Bios my SSD was not shown.
So I turned off the PC and restarted it and still no SSD in Bios. Then another reset and there it was again and booted normally. Then I played about 4 hours without any problems.
Today I started my PC and immediately get the message that there is no bootable drive availabe. PC shutdown and turned it on again. Yet no SSD in Bios. Then I did a warmstart and there the SSD was back again. And since then I am using the PC normally again.
AHCI in Bios is on and the SSD is set to first boot drive. I also changed the SATA and even the power cable with a new one. And still got the problem.
ASRock H97Pro4 (newest Bios FW)
Windows 8.1 (brand new fresh installation)
I have my Windows 7 installed on the following drive: M4-CT256M4SSD1
Recently Windows and a range of different programs have been freezing quite often, along with an occational blue screen of death.
The first time I noticed anything was wrong was while taking a backup of the entire drive to an external disk with EASEUS Todo Backup. It resulted in a BSOD in the middle of the backup process, and when restarting the computer the SSD had been deprioritized in the BIOS boot-sequence.
I've run SFC /SCANNOW, which tells me there are corrupt files in the Windows installation.
The CHKDSK also tells me there are errors/bad sectors that can't be fixed.
I've also kept track of the S.M.A.R.T.-stats of the M4 SDD, that have developed somewhat over the last days.
Screenshots here: Dropbox-folder with pictures
Especially the BB-field (Reported Uncorrectable Errors) has increased considerably from thursday to monday -- from 140466 to 166293.
It seems there might be something wrong with the disk, and that reinstalling Windows might not fix the issue?