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†1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.
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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
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This storage is a perfect replacement for a regular SATA thin disk in a laptop or notebook. It is much faster than a regular disk and does not damage as easily as a disk.
Slapped 2x of them in MSI GS70 for RAID0. Lighting fast, sips power, great performance and reliability.
Have a third in an ATX board as the OS drive, using all four SATA 3 slots on the board for a massive storage array.
Nothing bad about it, but a black PCB would have been nice for the ATX system as it has a case window and all the other PCBs are black.
When it comes to SSDs there are a lot companies and some of their products are doubious. I only use Crucial, Samsung, and intel. Both for my home systems and at work.
Used it for my C: boot drive - windows 7 boots in 15 seconds
Used in a Drobo 5N as the accelerator chip, and it works like a charm fast and does its job. Excellent product and well worth the price I paid for 240GB.
DriveDx reported the drive size correctly.
Time to do a fresh install of Yosemeti I guess
after migration from my old HDD to new M500 SSD my system is freezeing in random cases
Event log showsthe following error that repeats several times
During paging operation device error was detected \Device\Harddisk0\DR
The same system in the same config with HDD was working without any issue
I have tried to
- upgrade firmware to Mu5 - upgrade was succesfull but problem still exist
- do scan disk with chksdsk /f - no errors found
- try to update all drivers - all are the newest one
- run SMART verification - the total results seems ok, but all factors exceeds the threshold
Have you any other idea what can be a reason before I start RMA process
Please find my system config below
|OS Name||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro|
|OS Version||6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600|
|OS Manufacturer||Microsoft Corporation|
|OS Configuration||Standalone Workstation|
|OS Build Type||Multiprocessor Free|
|System Model||Satellite L350|
|System Type||X86-based PC|
|Processor(s)||1 Processor(s) Installed.,: x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1733 Mhz|
|BIOS Version||INSYDE 1.30, 2008-03-19|
|Total Physical Memory||2˙038 MB|
|Available Physical Memory||1˙502 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Max Size||2˙934 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Available||2˙273 MB|
|Virtual Memory: In Use||661 MB|
|Page File Location(s)||C:\pagefile.sys|
|Hotfix(s)||60 Hotfix(s) Installed.,: KB2899189_Microsoft-Windows-CameraCodec-Package,: KB2891214,: KB2894856,: KB2919355,: KB2919442,: KB2920189,: KB2931358,: KB2931366,: KB2937220,: KB2938772,: KB2939153,: KB2939471,: KB2939576,: KB2949621,: KB2950153,: KB2954879,: KB2955164,: KB2956575,: KB2958262,: KB2958263,: KB2959626,: KB2959977,: KB2961072,: KB2962140,: KB2962409,: KB2964718,: KB2965142,: KB2965500,: KB2966826,: KB2967917,: KB2969339,: KB2969817,: KB2971203,: KB2971239,: KB2971850,: KB2972213,: KB2972280,: KB2973201,: KB2973351,: KB2975061,: KB2975719,: KB2976627,: KB2976897,: KB2977174,: KB2977629,: KB2977765,: KB2978668,: KB2979582,: KB2980654,: KB2981580,: KB2981655,: KB2984006,: KB2987114,: KB2988948,: KB2989647,: KB2993100,: KB2993651,: KB2994897,: KB2995004,: KB976002|
|Network Card(s)||2 NIC(s) Installed.,: Kontroler Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller,Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g|
|Hyper-V Requirements||VM Monitor Mode Extensions: No,Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No,Second Level Address Translation: No,Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes|
Just bought new M550 1024Gb SSD (CT1024M550SSD1). Connected it to SATA port and get the next message every time I turn on my computer:
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI Express to SATAII HOST Controller ROM v1.07.13 Copyright(C) 2005-2009. JMicron Technology Corp. (http://www.jmicron.com) Detecting drives, please wait ...
After about 10 seconds, it detects SSD:
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI Express to SATAII HOST Controller ROM v1.07.13 Copyright(C) 2005-2009. JMicron Technology Corp. (http://www.jmicron.com) HDD0: Crucial_CT1024M550SSD1 1024 GB Press any key to continue ...
After that BIOS shows next information (motherboard ASUS P7P55D, SSD connected to SATA 6). I tried IDE and AHCI, result do not differ. Any ideas what is going on?
Boot -> Hard Disk Drives:
What is wrong,
For starters, you'll note the endurance is quoted the same for every drive size - which makes no sense because bigger drives will have higher endurance when that endurance is quoted in data size.
Secondly, it's no where near as simple as erase count times capacity. Because SSD's erase themselves in capacities known as 'erase blocks'. On older drives these were 512k each but on modern drives they're probably several MB. The specific size doesn't really matetr to the theory. What matters is that this means that a 1 bit write will cause as much wear as the erase size writes. So this means erase count times capacity is only valid for a non stop sequential write.
On the flip side, in reality, write caching means a 1 bit write probably won't be as bad as it sounds as it'll probably be grouped with other writes.
IIRC 74TB is an estimate based on some typical usage scenarios for the smallest drive size.
In reality, data size is a pointless stat for measuring drive life. It's a 'lie-to-children' stat really.
All you can really go if is the erase cycles. And even that is just an estimate. In endurance testing some drive models have lasted several times over that. But equally, just like any manufactured product, some fault could see it die tomorrow. Wear isn't that good an indicator of life. It's no more useful than expecting your car to die the moment the odometer ticks over 200,000 miles.
Last time I did the maths on my drive, the wear indicator had it lasting decades.
you can't really predict the drives life
if you did, it would be too long for you to worry about
just keep sensible backups, as you should with any storage device, and don't sweat it!
That is interesting. Few Mac users have been reporting similar issue but for other model, M500 as far as I can remember. How big are the files (data amount) you are trying to write at a time? Is the TRIM enabled on your system?