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Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD

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  • Brand: Crucial
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
  • Module Size: 240GB
  • Warranty: Limited 3-year
  • Specs: Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Internal SSD • 500 MB/s Read / 250 MB/s Write
  • Series: M500
  • Product Line: Client SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • Part number: CT240M500SSD1
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Image for Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD from Crucial USA
Device Type: Internal Solid State Drive
Country-Of-Origin: China
Unit Heigth: 7.0mm
Form Factor: 2.5-inch (7mm)
Compliance: CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO
Bullet Features: Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
Package Content: Crucial Box, 2.5-inch (7mm) SSD, 9.5mm adapter bracket

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): 240GB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 250MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer): 72,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer): 60,000 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

OID: 5978BD76A5CA7304
PR file path: /pwr/96v439cu/inline/00/07/5978BD76A5CA7304-en_US-1-reviews.html

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.0

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Easy install (3)
  • Speed (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (27)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      "No Brainer Upgrade" - "Just Do It!"

      As noted above... this is a "no-brainer" upgrade to extend your system life and reliability. It's simple to install - I got the conversion kit, which clones your HDD...Read complete review

      As noted above... this is a "no-brainer" upgrade to extend your system life and reliability. It's simple to install - I got the conversion kit, which clones your HDD image to the new SSD. Makes it very simple and easy... but... you don't get the benefits of fresh install of your OS and Apps, which you may need to achieve the best performance from the SSD. I decided to forgo the benefits to just "get her done." So, the startup and response is likely a wee bit slower than a fresh, clean install. But, it's still quite a bit better than the HDD. Maybe I'll do that later.

      I upgraded my HP Pavilion Notebook G7, which is about 3 years old.

      Oh yes... you will need to resize your "Recovery" partition to expand it to provide 10% free space to avoid the "red" bar, warning you of too little free space on that partition. But, that's easy enough to do, especially with Easeus Partition Manager (free on CNET downloads).

      This SSD will breathe new life into your system, and save you the cost of buying a new system for a few years. That was worth it to me.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Doesn't Work

      Transferred data off of old drive, no problem.
      Installed this drive no problem.
      Computer ran like blazes for about two minutes, then went crazy, then stopped.
      Took it to...Read complete review

      Transferred data off of old drive, no problem.
      Installed this drive no problem.
      Computer ran like blazes for about two minutes, then went crazy, then stopped.
      Took it to professional service, they couldn't retrieve any data, so used my old drive again.
      Installed the updated drivers and software from Crucial.
      Brought it home and turned it on, it ran great for about twenty seconds then went crazy and then stopped.
      I'm now wondering do I take it back to the Tech repair or send it to Crucial, I know that I've wasted weeks on a defective drive that Crucial acknowledged was defective and am still dealing with it.

      Reviewed by 30 customers

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      4.0

      I gave them a one rating but fixed

      By Brian

      from NYC

      Verified Reviewer

      I previously gave a one rating, but customer service pulled through and overnighted. Drive was great and hopefully this will fix everything. Thanks!

       
      1.0

      Failed, crucial takes forever to replace

      By Brian

      from NYC

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • good while it worked

      Cons

      • Crucial Bad Support
      • Failed

      Best Uses

        I used it for 6 months and it failed. Tech guy was really great and actually the sales woman was awesome as well to replace it. It's been a week and the order to replace it is still stuck in "processing". I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't actually double checked it. Now it's been a week, they haven't even sent out the replacement, and have given me no notice that there might be an issue. I needed this hard drive ASAP, didn't know that Crucial's lack of customer service would be the hold up.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        super drive

        By theshark

        from rutland vermont

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to work with

        Cons

        • No Instruction Sheet With

        Best Uses

          easy to install and clone driver because i am familar with ssd and regular hhd drive. knocking one star off on rating because for some they would be lost having to set drive up to clone due to no instruction paper with driver which would be a simple basic page crucial could do for pennies on cost

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply the best

          By ScottyLane

          from Tampico, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                I plugged the drive in and that's it. It's the fastest drive I have ever owned. Exactly what I would expect from Crucial. I couldn't be any happier.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does what it says

                By Apple Guy

                from Maryland

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ease of Use
                • Form factor
                • price
                • Quick delivery
                • Speed

                Cons

                • Can't think of any yet

                Best Uses

                • Speed Of Macbook Pro

                Life long PC owner (45yrs old) that switched to a Mac in 2013. My first Mac entry was a 2010 Macbook Pro. Being an Apple guy (iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple TV, time capsule) I knew I loved the look, form and function of a Mac but wasn't quite ready to buy a brand new Macbook Pro (cost) so I went with upgrading my ram and jumping on a new SSD.

                I am not remotely close to a tech guy, can't tell you how big a gigabyte is or what RAM actually stands for but I was able to install this SSD with ease. I even backed up my old hard drive and cloned it over to this new SSD without a single issue. Something I am very proud of by the way! My computer was already able to handle more apps at the same time when I upgraded my RAM but I still wanted more speed. Being a first year college student, speed is everything to me on a computer, overtime, a second here, a minute there, adds up, and I have improved the overall function of my 2010 MacBook pro with this simple upgrade.

                My boot up time, time switching between tasks, and overall use is now faster and I am happy about this SSD upgrade and would do it again if I had to. I wish they were a little cheaper because I would have gotten a bigger one. My original hard drive was bigger than this SSD so I had to reduce the storage of the original to be able to clone it over to this SSD. So, if you are thinking about doing this upgrade I would say do it. I would now put my 2010 Macbook Pro up against any 2014 Macbook Pro and feel confident. By the way, I have 16GB of RAM in it as well, something some other models Mac can't even do ha ha!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's Crucial, Nothing to Worry About!

                By Rafael

                from Tampa Bay, FL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great quality and price
                • Trusted company

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Crucial has never let me or my cusomers down. No other company makes upgrading your memory easier than Crucial with a scanner that tests and shows you what you have and options for upgrade delivered to your door, THAT WORK! When I needed an SSD drive, this was my first choice for the reasons noted above.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    240 SSD

                    By Jim M

                    from Long Beach, Ms

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        I replaced my 1TB with this 240 SSD and put all my data ,music and photos on the 1TB drive. Windows 8.1 loads in about 7 sec.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Mixed Feelings

                        By 800allen

                        from Missouri

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Arrived early
                        • Boots Faster
                        • Kit For Change Was Good

                        Cons

                        • Locks Up For No Reason
                        • Search Is Very Slow Now

                        Best Uses

                          The kit for making the mirror image worked well. Generally the machine performs faster now but occasionally locks up for no apparent reason. The search in the start menu is now super slow. I bought this because I was worried about my platter drive being near the end of it's life. I liked the idea of a drive with no moving parts. However if I had the chance to do it over I would have replaced it with a standard hard drive.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Well worth it

                          By Josh

                          from Virginia Beach, Va

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Install
                          • Really Fast
                          • Worth the money

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Multitasking

                            I am a computer repair novice and have never done a install like this before. But with the help of some research and youtube i was able to install this new hard drive on my Macbook 13" no problem. The hardest part was copying my old hard drive onto my new one.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            I never receive my paid ssd

                            By Jamesbande Quebec

                            from Sherbrooke, qc

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  I never receive my command. Try to send your review formular when your client receive their product.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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