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.
As the title suggests, I only see 476 GB in windows. I know traditional drives can have a difference due to bad blocks, but SSDs from other companies have (more a less) given me almost 'as advertised' disk space. Is this normal or did I get a dud?
I did everything correctly. I Initialized my ssd,formatted,cloned the old HD to my ssd and i was able to boot from my ssd using a external adapter. Then i replaced the old hd to the ssd. when i turned on, a flashing folder icon with a question mark was on my screen. triend to restart and hold "option" key , but the macbook didn't find my ssd.
This problems seems to get worse over time and I feel like nothing I do is helping. Before when I had this problem it was when my computer had an unplanned sudden power off which I understand effects most SSDs for not able to read for awhile. Now ever time I even do a restart or normal shut down when my computer turns back on the m4 SSD is not found and takes 40 minutes up to 3 hours to be found again. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am concered my SSD is getting close to the end.
I am sorry for the issues that you are experiencing with updating the firmware on your SSD. What is the make and model of the system that the SSD is installed in?
For PCs, both laptop and desktop, please try these steps:
•Verify that the system has the ability to boot from a USB drive
•Ensure boot order in BIOS is set to boot from USB drive first
•Disable any BIOS and HDD passwords
•Recreate the bootable USB drive, in case something went wrong
•Try the process with a different USB flash drive
If you are still experiencing issues, please give us a call or email us directly and we would be happy to look into the issue further. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
According the description of the lasted firmware 070H http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-ssd-firmware the power timing issue on M4 should be definitively solved.
Resolved a power-up timing issue that could result in a drive hang, resulting in an inability to communicate with the host computer. The hang condition would typically occur during power-up or resume from Sleep or Hibernate. Most often, a new power cycle will clear the condition and allow normal operations to continue. The failure mode has only been observed in factory test. The failure mode is believed to have been contained to the factory. This fix is being implemented for all new builds, for all form factors, as a precautionary measure. The fix may be implemented in the field, as desired, to prevent occurrence of this boot-time failure. To date, no known field returns have been shown to be related to this issue. A failure of this type would typically be recoverable by a system reset.
I run a M4 256 since one year with the lasted firmware and I just faced the same issue. I have to run this process to recover my SSD http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Why-did-my-SSD-quot-disappear-quot-from-my-system/ta-p/65215
Should I ask for a replacement ?