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Crucial M500 480GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD

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  • Brand: Crucial
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
  • Module Size: 480GB
  • Warranty: Limited 3-year
  • Specs: Crucial M500 480GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Internal SSD • 500 MB/s Read / 400 MB/s Write
  • Series: M500
  • Product Line: Client SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • Part number: CT480M500SSD1
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  • £184.79 inc. VAT*
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Device Type:
Country-Of-Origin: China
UnitHeigth: 7.0mm
FormFactor:  
Compliance: CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO
Bullet Features: Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
Package Content: Crucial Box, 2.5-inch (7mm) SSD, 9.5mm adapter bracket

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.

Product Highlights

  • Ample storage: available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB†
  • Includes top-level hardware encryption technology
  • Advanced controller technology and Micron custom firmware
  • Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive
  • Compatible with PC and Mac® systems

†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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy installation (3)
  • Fast (3)
  • Speed (3)
  • VERY fast (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Highly recommend.

      By Fender

      from Hampshire

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Boot Time Of 8 Secs
      • Easy to set up
      • VERY fast

      Cons

      • None as yet

      Best Uses

      • Programmes Load Faster

      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.

       
      5.0

      I would recommend this product

      By SJK from Berkshire

      from Berkshire

      Verified Buyer

      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.

       
      5.0

      Excellent upgrade for a Mac Mini

      By Beeka

      from UK

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Faster Than Hdd
      • Includes Depth Adaptor

      Cons

      • Still Expensive Cf Hdd

      Best Uses

        Installed as the only drive in a 2010 Mac Mini and now boots to usable desktop in 15 seconds.

         
        5.0

        easy enough

        By Tuffers

        from UK

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Do

        Cons

        • Clone Software Change

        Best Uses

        • Laptop upgrade

        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...

         
        5.0

        Computer better to use than ever

        By bazboy

        from Leicester

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Easy installation
        • No Problems On Installati
        • Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Instant application loading
            Super-fast restarts/shutdowns/wake from sleep
            Rejuvenated an Early 2011 MBP, better performance than ever before

             
            4.0

            More speed than you'll ever need!

            By Feathers the Penguin

            from Dublin

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Speed

            Cons

            • Temperature

            Best Uses

            • Audio
            • Photoshop Scratch
            • Video

            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.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Phil Eyres

            from Hampshire

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quick delivery
            • Very Fast Device
            • Works Very Well With W7

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Laptop Running W7

            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.

             
            5.0

            Mac Pro 2009 and SSD drive

            By MTS

            from Newark

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Extend Its Life
            • Made My Mac Pro 2009
            • Really fast
            • Small
            • So Far Reliable

            Cons

            • Not cheap

            Best Uses

            • Music Video Photography

            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.

             
            4.0

            I would recommend this product

            By Bean counter

            from Guildford

            Verified Buyer

            My son helps me with thius sort of stuff, but so far it's perfect.
            Only thing I would like is an VAT invoice!

             
            4.0

            SSD M500 480gb

            By MP

            from Taunton, Somerset

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Over My Existing 2x 500gb
            • Raid 0
            • Realy Improves Performanc

            Cons

            • No Usb To Sata Supplied
            • Only Supplied Sata Lead
            • Purchased Kit For Pc

            Best Uses

            • Performance
            • Speed

            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.

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