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): 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.
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.
Hello I recently purchased an MX100 512GB to replace an older HDD.
I used Arconis recovery to clone the original Windows 7 64Bit installation to the new SSD and got it to boot but It locks up randomly within seconds or minutes of starting windows. I have been trying to get the firmware or driver info but with the last few boots I can't even get windows to come up, it freezes midway through loading safe mode.
Laptop is Asus K70IC, American Megatrends BIOS Version v02.59 with system BIOS Version 211. This drive was listed as guaranteed compatible with this model and after reading so many other issues with freezing being driver related I am assuming that is the problem. However I can't get the system up long enough to check.
Any ideas I can proceed to solve this?
If you're installing the M550 ssd on a Mac Mini you must put this drive into the orginal slot where the old hard drive was and use the Apple cable.
If you don't do this you won't be able to install OSX Mavericks by any method and will get the no entry sign. Do this right first time so you don't have to take the Mac mini apart again.
You don't need any third party trim enabler.
It works like a dream when you get it right.
Just use the SSD.
I own a M500 M.2 240 GB and a AZUS Z97-A motherboard (BIOS is the latest). Both are new. I cannot see the M500 in the bios.
I would like to install windows 7 64b on the M500 through my USB key installation. I've done this a couple otf times on classic SSD (with SATA interface) without any issue.
Why I cannot do the same with the M500 M.2 ? I'm not familar with this interface.
Thanks for your help.