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.
hello I am owner of CT064M4SSD3.
I notice that my read speed is very slow.
My benchmark test with DiskMark 3.0 show this information for my primary ssd device.
Test type | Read MB/s | Write MB/s
Seq 270.8 113.7
512K 242.9 111.5
4K 25.6 56.6
4K QD32 113.8 87.84
I use Windows 8.1
My mainboard is Gygabyte Z77X-UD5H
My CPU is Intel i7 >3.0 GHz
CT064M4SSD3 is my primary and boot device.
My mSATA is SATA III 6Gb/s. I read this from mainboard manual.
I check my bios. It is set to use AHCI(not raid or ide).
From manual specs of my ssd specifications.
Performance must be:
Max Sequential Read Up to 500 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 95 MB/s
Please help me. The problem is that read speed sea is a half minimal depending ssd specifications.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;
Back in June, I purchased and installed the MX100 512GB SSD drive to replace the drive in my Toshiba NB305 system, thinking that it would make the little old netbook run better.
For a while, it appeared to be running OK, although I did not use it that often. Eventually I discovered that I was starting to get Genuine Windows error messages. After several efforts to cure the problem, including restoring backups, the problem continued.
I decided to simply restore the netbook to its original factory settings (still using the installed Crucial drive). After doing so, I soon discovered that with the fresh install of Windows (using the Toshiba restore functions), I could not run Windows update. I tried upgrading the restored Windows 7 starter edition to Win 7 Pro.
I was able to do, however I still could not run the update. The function was running in the Services settings.
I soon discovered that apparently there is some type of known problem with running the Windows 7 update on a Crucial SSD installed in a Toshiba netbook.
I would greatly appreciate if someone can tell me how to overcome this problem. Otherwise the drive is essentially useless for my needs.
Is the Dell Precision T3500 compatible with the MX100 Series and if not what SSD model is?
EzGig definately uses a proprietary cable. Dunno about Acronis.
1) Macrium should work with a generic cable
2) Windows needs that, yep.
3) Doesn't matter
4) No - but you sure shouldn't disable trim!! It's only purpose is to make SSD's run better. There are no changes really - default is good.
I installed a 960GB M500 as a second drive in my MacBook Pro and had no issues that I was aware of. Hard to say for sure since I was limited to FireWire 800, but boot times and general system performance seemed reasonably good. I've recently replaced that MBP with a new Retina model that doesn't allow for additional drives, so I decided to use the M500 as an external drive in a NewerTech Voyager Q dock.
I don't have any particular benchmarking tools, but when I tried to copy a bunch of files over to the drive things looked snappy at first (in the 250MB/s range) but that only lasted a short time and then things slowed dramatically (15-20MB/s). I'm using a USB3 cable that I know to be reliable, transferring the source files directly from the PCIe storage in my MBP, and verified that the Voyager Q dock, while limited to 300MB/s, is compatible with SATA3 drives.
For comparison, even my old 1TB Seagate HDDs (I tried three of them) are delivering steady 100MB/s speeds in that dock. I also pulled the HDD out of a Thunderbolt portable enclosure and tried the M500 there with exactly the same results: starts out fast (in this case, 350-400MB/s) and within about 15 or 20 seconds slows to the 15-20MB/s range.
Nothing fancy about this, but all I have to illustrate is a screenshot of the Finder copy window and Activity Monitor:
Thoughts or ideas? This is completely unusable as is.