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Crucial M500 120GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD

Crucial M500 120GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
Part Number: CT120M500SSD1
  • Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
  • 7mm drive; includes 9.5mm adapter bracket
  • Three-year limited warranty
 $79.99
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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): 120GB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 130MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer): 62,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer): 35,000 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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4.7

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        4.0

        M500 SSD 128GB

        By Mistacal

        from Lindenhurst Illinos

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • It's Pretty Fast

        Cons

        • Some Times It Freezes Up

        Best Uses

        • Really fast

        It's everything crucial said it was. I updated the firmware. It was extremely easy. I cloned my hard drive to SSD the software version I have didn't have the features the crucial version has on youtube. Other than it was straight forward.

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        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great in Windows 7

        By Mike

        from Oceanside, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Rapid Bootup
        • Rapid Program Starts

        Cons

        • NON

        Best Uses

          I installed the Crucial 120gb SSD in my "custom-built for speed" computer and installed Windows 7, and all my programs and data onto the drive. Works great and no problems so far.

          Since defrag is not advisable on an SSD, I disabled defrag and checked that the SSD "Trim" program is running and it was.

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          • No

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A great SSD hard drive.

          By EUc

          from Gadsden AL

          Verified Reviewer

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                I use it in my laptop and it is a lot faster than my 500gb hard drive I used.It downloaded my Windows 7 a lot faster than my old hard drive did.

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