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.
Don't even bother to use you "supposed 3 year warranty", I tried to do so with a faulty V4 64Gb and Crucial tried to scam me:
After a restart yesterday my PC couldn't find my M4 512GB anymore. I bought it one month ago and upgraded the firmware to 010G.
I tried different ports and also connected it to my notebook but that didn't help. Then I made the power cycle procedure and just finished it now the third time but it's still not working. I don't know what to do next.
I'm finding it impossible to create the USB Firmware Drive I need to update the software on my Crucial v4 SSD, I've tried 5 USB sticks now none of which the boot disk creator can see.
Does anyone know of another way to update the firmware ?, I can't even create a bootable USB to take the Firmware update files themselves off of, are they available to download outside of the make-dlm-c-disk utility ?
Thanks for your help.
The SSD firmware version is stored on the SSD itself so the upgrade does not need to be carried out on the system the SSD will be used in. The easiest way to upgrade the firmware is by connecting the SSD to a system that has a CD drive.
If this is not possible, you can follow these steps to create a bootable USB flash drive and upgrade the firmware from that.
1. Connect an empty USB flash drive
2. Download rEFIt-syslinux from the link below. This will allow your USB drive to be recognised as a startup volume by the mac.
3. Mount the dmg. This will mount two volumes called 'rEFIt' and 'SYSLINUX'
4. Open a Terminal and take a note of which volume is which with the command diskutil list:
e.g. /dev/disk1 for the USB drive and /dev/disk2 for the dmg
5. Unmount (NOT eject) both these volumes:
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
You should get a message saying you were successful
6. Copy the dmg onto the USB drive:
dd if=/dev/disk2 of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m
You should get a message detailing the number of records in and out and number of bytes transferred
7. Eject both:
diskutil eject /dev/disk1
diskutil eject /dev/disk2
8. Unplug and plug back in the USB drive and mount the SYSLINUX volume
9. Download the firmware version 0309 for the M4 SSD here:
10. Unzip and mount the firmware ISO and go into the folder BOOT, then ISOLINUX
11. Copy the contents into the SYSLINUX volume
12. Delete the existing file syslinux.cfg and rename ISOLINUX.CFG to syslinux.cfg
13. Reboot your mac and hold the option key to select a boot volume and select the eEFIt volume, then choose the "Boot legacy OS SYSLINUX' option
14. Follow the instructions to update the firmware.
Please let us know if we can offer additional assistance or advice.
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.