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): 960GB
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
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
Reviewed by 11 customers
I previouly used the 460GB SSD, which was to small, as I started using video editing and storing
What is this? A superfast disk replacement to speedup (really like 300%) your notebook.
Does it work: yes, like a charm.
What makes it special? Very low price and super size
This SSD features a whopping 960GB (almost a terabyte!!) of space with 6G/s performance for half the price of competitors. Current price for SSDs is over 1$/GB, and this worried me a bit: too good to be true!!! I cheked reviews and other users comments, all of them were very positive, so I ordered it, and I must say I am quite satisfied.
No glitches, no problems, just best SSD speed and huge space. My old (2009) MacBook Pro now has a terabyte of SSD at a blazing speed. And at a reasonable price. The best thing is that with "normal" SSD prices you have to compromise, gain speed but stay tight on space, or use two drives (one smaller SSD for speed and one HD for space). No more. Now I have a superfast terabyte!
This ssd is fast, just make sure you have a SATA 3 capable interface in your laptop to take advantage of the highest transfer speeds.
What a great product I would highly recommend you to get one if you use a MacBook Pro for music production logic used to open in about a minute but now it's open in 24 seconds amazing
As a Mac user I puchased this to replace my iMac 1TB HD, which had begun to slow down signifigantly.
I thought this would be the best option to replace the optical HD.
Well worth it, computer is like a new machine.
One thing, I would note is that the SATA to USB cable should be bought also so you can clone your existing drive to the new SSD drive.
This is a separate purchase and for this price, I feel should be included with the SSD.
This is the best upgrade for my Samsung 7 Chronos.
Bit of a struggle installing.
I've had no problems since the install.
There is absolutely no competition to this product if you need 1TB SSD storage in one device.
Amazing device, fast and reliable
I bought this 960GB drive to replace two SSD's in my main PC rig. The extra capacity of the SSD makes a huge difference to what I can and cannot do with my OS drive. No more having to have a separate SSD for applications and Steam based games.
The size of the SSD makes it perfect for my Ultrabook and as soon as I have enough spare cash I am getting another to upgrade that too.
Speed via benchmarks mean nothing in the real world, all I do is the initial benchmark to ensure that I have the set up correct. Perfect, just as advertised.
I have an MX100 512GB SSD drive installed in my system. For some unknown to me reason, the drive is not running at the advertized speed:
What I get in arround 450MB/s Read and about 480MB/s Write for some reason. I have checked all the settings in my BIOS I heve reinstalled my OS, but there is no change...
When I purchased the MX100, it replaced my old SSD (Kingston V300 120GB) which was too small for me. the old one was working fine and the read speed was going up to 550MB/s so my configuration is ok.
My configuration is:
MB: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1240-V2
RAM: 2x4GB Kingston Hyper-X 1600 DDR3
HDD: MX100 512GB + 2x500GB (Maxtor SATA HDDs running in RAID)
VGA: GTX 570
Ideas or maybe an updated firmware?
1 is sata
3 is msata
I'm having the exact same issue on a HP Pavilion G6 notebook. Warm boot OK, but cold boot (removed battery and unplugged power to clear charge) the drive goes missing.
The machine worked fine with original HDD, another HDD I imaged to as a test, and two different other SSDs (one Sandforce and one Silicon Motion based).
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!