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†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.
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 ?
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I am sorry for the issues that you have experienced with your drive. What is the make and model of the system that the drive is installed in? Is the drive still showing up in the BIOS? Thanks in advance for this information it will help us to determine the next step for troubleshooting.
I'm basically a new user, so, in case I missed something or I should deliver more details about me/my laptop just tell me.
Thing is that I bought a brand new Crucial SSD about one month ago and replaced my laptop original 5400 rpm Hitachi HDD with it.
Apparently everything works just fine (suspension mode as well, most of the times) except from booting the system up when switched off. It could sometimes take minutes, when I'm lucky, or simply endless time: completely stuck on the windows logo screen.
I'm really struggling to find the reason for that: in the meanwhile I'm kinda working around it by simply NEVER shutting the system down. But this cannot work forever.
-I did a clean install.
- AHCI enabled
-System: Samsung NP530U3C-A05DE with 6 GB RAM, 24 GB express-cache by SanDisk (which I'm using as extra drive, so I basically did not install any ExpressCache software) and Core i5 3317U
-OS: Original Windows 8.1
-SSd originally came with latest available firmware on (MU05)
-Intel Rapid Storage driver (22.214.171.1246) installed (This is the one suggested by Samsung Spftware Update, which I tried to upgrade but failed since Intel keeps telling my system is not supported).
Here are few Benchmarks.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
Sequential Read : 264.325 MB/s
Sequential Write : 242.670 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 243.450 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 213.818 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 14.612 MB/s [ 3567.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 25.261 MB/s [ 6167.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 218.346 MB/s [ 53307.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 179.065 MB/s [ 43717.0 IOPS]
Test : 1000 MB [C: 55.6% (124.1/223.2 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2014/11/21 19:09:24
OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)
Last night I performed Some HD Tune Pro benchmarks.
Thanks for the support, really hope you can help me!
Hi, I am having exactly the same issue with a few computers we have built using Crucial M500 2.5 120GB SSD drives, we are using Gigabyte Motherboards GA-F2A75M-HD2. so far 4 computers have been configured and installed on working environment and have the same issue as described by AEGorenberg. The computers are configured isung WIndows 7 Pro 64x, not additional cards or devices connected to the machines.
Any support would be really appreciated. Thanks.