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.
Would anyone please be able to provide either a direct download or link to the MU03 firmware update for an M500 SSD?
I have attempted to contact Crucial support to provide the earlier MU03 firmware without success.
I have further tried searching for some time.This includes general pages, download services, even the Wayback Archive.... all without sucess.
It is not for a downgrade, but i am specifically looking for MU03 and not the lates MU05.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
If you're installing the M550 ssd on a Mac Mini you must put this drive into the orginal slot where the old hard drive was and use the Apple cable.
If you don't do this you won't be able to install OSX Mavericks by any method and will get the no entry sign. Do this right first time so you don't have to take the Mac mini apart again.
You don't need any third party trim enabler.
It works like a dream when you get it right.
Just use the SSD.
I own a M500 M.2 240 GB and a AZUS Z97-A motherboard (BIOS is the latest). Both are new. I cannot see the M500 in the bios.
I would like to install windows 7 64b on the M500 through my USB key installation. I've done this a couple otf times on classic SSD (with SATA interface) without any issue.
Why I cannot do the same with the M500 M.2 ? I'm not familar with this interface.
Thanks for your help.
Are you trying to create the USB firmware drive under Windows 8.1? The weird thing is that this application always worked for me but I cannot get it to work under 8.1 now. It works fine under W7.