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 see on crucial website and some other sellers the following product reference: CT512M550SSD1 and on some other websites, I find CT512M550SSD3.
What does the "3" means versus the "1"? is it 100% the same or is it a newer version?
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)
Ok, I will admit that I have absolutely no idea what I am doing and am looking for some basic assistance in setting up my new Crucial MX100 SSD.
I returned the first one to the store as it was constantly causing me blue screen crash dumps whenever I attempted to do anything with it. Someone from the Crucial help line suggested that it may have been defective and to return it.
So, now, with the 2nd one installed, I am also getting blue screen crash dumps, so it has to be something to do with me or my lack of understanding exactly how they are supposed to function in the first place.
First of all, does Windows have to be installed on it in order for it to work? I was under the impression that it could be used somewhat like an external drive to store data on, so maybe not? On the first unit, I had cloned my main HDD onto the SSD and it was recognized by Windows as installed and ready to use. The only problem was that whenever I attempted to access it, I got the blue screen, so that was why it was suspected as being defective.
The new one shows up in the BIOS and the"Device Manager" so I know it is there, but does not show up under "Computer". I have also used the Acronis program and gone thru "Disk Management" several times tonight, following step by step instructions to no avail. Several times while accessing both Acronis and "Disk Management", I received the blue screen again.
My system is Win 7 and was new from the ground up as of Nov 2013. Also, two new HDD's were installed about 6 weeks ago and Win 7 loaded fresh.
So, what would be the proper order of steps and procedures from the start? Does Win 7 have to be installed? At what point should it be initialized, etc?
Any assistance in setting me straight would be greatly appreciated.
I recently upgraded my HDD in my iMac mid 2011 to a 512 MX100 drive. This is replacing the main HDD and not as an additional drive in replacement of the Superdrive.
I carried out a clean install of Mavericks and all was well. Then when I started to install software I noticed that I would see the beach ball for around 20 - 40 seconds and then the normal service would resume.
I've tried running some checks on the drive and it doesn’t seem to be reporting any errors.
I did read about the possible power issue when replacing the Superdrive with the MX100 but I didn’t think that this would be a issue with replacing the main HDD.
Does anyone have any suggestions of things I could try before I start the painful process of returning the drive?
Any help is much appreciated!
There was the happy owner,(on MBP 2011) solid-state ssd Crucial MX100, the speed of loading of Yosemite system very much pleased, tests show 440mb Record and 500 Reading, but whether Trim in Yosemite is necessary?, which can prolong and more elaborately keep record of files on the carrier, it isn't enough information on this matter, what you will tell friends? It is worth it or let it pass, and so smartly works?