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): 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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Compared to a comparable K___ston SSD, well there is no comparison. This thing flies. It IS THE BEST upgrade for a laptop I have found!
10 second boot with ubuntu 12.0.4! Great product! :)
Best thing that happened to hard drives.
My first experience with SSD. I bought the 120GB model. I had an old 15" Macbook Pro late 2008 from someone who had left the company. As with all Macs (just my experience) disk access is pretty slow, even worse with such an old computer. Popped in the SSD and did a fresh install of Mavericks. It boots in about 20 seconds and all programs launch pretty much immediately. Wakes up instantly from sleep. So the performance beats our much newer Macbooks with stock drives.
The uses for this computer will be mainly for conference room - showing Powerpoint and Gotomeeting conferences (hooked up to TV). Also have Illustrator and Photoshop installed but will rarely be used. Those launch immediately as well though I am not expecting nor using this computer to manipulate large graphics files. Bridge launches really quickly as well and is nice for viewing thumbnails of graphic files.
I will be looking to upgrade other computers as well. So in summary - money WELL SPENT!
Very happy with my purchase, perfect for laptops or portable device: no moving parts!
Install was very easy!
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I purchased this 120gb SSD to install in a Samsung N150 Plus netbook that originally came with a 250gb HDD, although I was only using about a fifth of its capacity. This SSD's boot and overall response times were significantly less than the HDD. For the price, you cannot beat this SSD. I would highly recommend getting the optional upgrade kit, as that made cloning my HDD a snap.
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.
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.
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.
My wife complained about her laptop freezing, so I took a look. In the dmesg for the system it had a lot of messages about hung tasks. A trivial amount of digging and I eventually figured out that the SSD was freezing.
I hooked it up to my laptop with a USB puck and I could only dd read out about 1-2GB of the drive before it would hang. I could dd write all the way to the end but it started off ~10MB/sec and eventually slowed to a crawl.
I hooked it up to an eSATA dock, and tried again, same result.
I thought, i'll erase this with the SATA built-ins.
I was able to run a SATA security erase with hdparm. I tried dd reading and writing again, same result.
I ran an extended security erase with hdparm the same problems persisted.
This is a firmware 22 drive.
I thought, maybe I'll upgrade the firmware.
I have no Windows machines available, so I brought my USB sticks to a friend's house to make an updater on his Windows 7 machine. It says it can't detect a device or something like that.
I sent all of this information in an RMA request but it's been over 4 weeks and no response.
Is there a good way to update the firmware from a Linux machine? What steps can I take now to try to get this drive working again?
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.
The M550 is the performance drive. The MX100 is the mainstream drive.
At the 512GB point, the performance difference between the two is so slight (probably due to the sata 3 limit) that I'd get the cheaper MX100
I have a laptop asus n550jv which I installed a ssd m550 is on the caddy instead of the dvd, and also in place of the hdd.
The disc is recognized by windos 8.1, and is seen between channels achi bios, but it is not listed as a device from which to boot, while there is a usb stick if inserted (although not bootable).
I disabled fastboot boot and secure.
How can i use my ssd?
Computer: Alienware - Aurora - R14
CPU: @ 3.70GHz CPU i7-4820K
BIOS: A-11, updated version
O / S: Windows 7-64 bit Home Edition, Updated
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 – SLI, Driver Updated
This problem occurred after installing the Crucial SSD M500-240GB, 3 days ago.
These same applications (World of Tanks and War Thunder) work perfectly from my C drive (SSD 120 GB) or my drive E (2T Hard Drive), but the system crashes (blue screen) and Windows 7 closes automatically when I try to run the same programs installed on the SSD Crucial M500-240GB disk.
Before writing this request for help, I did the following checks:
1 Checked my BIOS is the latest version: this is the case
2 Tested to the latest firmware for Crucial M500 SSD: no update required
3 Updated graphics card driver from the manufacturer Nvidia.
4 Verified and updated Windows 7-64 bit from Windows update.
5 Checked the file system disk F (Crucial): No problem found.
6 Made a surface test : no problem found
7 Format Disc F (Crucial M500-240GB).
At this point, I do not know where to look. My anxious to resolve this issue, so if someone on this board has experienced with this kind of problem, I would be very happy to know the solution.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.