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Crucial M500 480GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD

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  • Brand: Crucial
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
  • Module Size: 480GB
  • Warranty: Limited 3-year
  • Specs: Crucial M500 480GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Internal SSD • 500 MB/s Read / 400 MB/s Write
  • Series: M500
  • Product Line: Client SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • Part number: CT480M500SSD1
What does this mean?

Image for Crucial M500 480GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD from Crucial USA
Device Type:
Country-Of-Origin: China
UnitHeigth: 7.0mm
FormFactor:  
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.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (6)

Cons

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      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow.

      By mac user

      from NM

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I used this is an internal bay in my late 2009 Mac Pro (2.66 Quad Core Xeon). Used Carbon Copy to clone the original disk overnight, then just switched boot volumes in the morning and wow, I couldn't be more impressed. Boot and application launch is faster even than I anticipated and very noticeable, especially on things like iphoto. No app takes more than one bounce of the icon then it's ready to go. Been using it all day so far and no problems at all with Mavericks 10.9.2.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super so far

            By Frankie Doodie

            from Québec, Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Very nice

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very happy with crucial

                By charlie

                from alameda calif

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      very happy with crucial
                      fast delivery, good price
                      worked with ease
                      I had ordered a smaller one and was able to return it for a bigger one no problems
                      customer service was fantastic.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      SSD is getting cheaper

                      By Old Merlin

                      from Warrenton, VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Best bang for the buck
                      • Great performance

                      Cons

                      • Not A Full 512 Gb

                      Best Uses

                        The 480 GB isn't a full 512 GB SSD. But it is close to the 512 GB HD that it replaced. I still had plenty of space for adding more data. I paid about $279 for it. Several other makers were more expensive. The overall performance gain was immediately noticeable. The Mac laptop fully booted in about 10 seconds. Shutdown time was about 3 seconds. The SSD performance was combined with a 8 GB RAM upgrade too.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Crucial 2.5in SSD (laptop and desktop )

                        By BJ

                        from Santee, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Crucial Scan Works Well
                        • faaaast
                        • Less Sensitive To Shock
                        • No moving parts

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                          Upgraded both laptop and desktop to Crucial SSDs
                          WIN 7 Performance increase with both:
                          Laptop> before-5.2 after-7.1
                          Desktop> before-5.5 after-7.4
                          LAPTOP-International brand; standard laptop HDD.
                          DESKTOP-Built by me; was running a brand name, 1st generation SSD (2006).
                          Online Crucial scan identified compatible components for both systems; making ordering extremely easy.
                          As a side note: My laptop has traditionally been so warm during operation; that LAPTOP was an oxymoron. After installing the Crucial SSD (and memory,also) I thought the cooling fan had failed. After blocking the air intake vent, the fan finally started after about 10 minutes or so.
                          I find it difficult to comprehend that it is running so much cooler after ditching the 7200rpm standard HDD.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I'll never go back

                          By Nic the Burner

                          from Rock Island TN

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Fast
                          • Reliable
                          • Works Well With Amd

                          Cons

                          • Costly

                          Best Uses

                          • Business
                          • Gaming

                          I bought this SSD for my AMD gaming rig. A lot of the competing products have reported problems with AMD motherboards so I was delighted to find that Crucial guaranteed compatibility with my specific board. It's so fast it's shocking. My system boots in 7 seconds. Games load much faster. I will never buy another HDD.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Worth the investment!

                          By Aly

                          from Canada, toronto

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Faster Startup Time
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Self Enable Trim

                          Best Uses

                          • Increasing speed
                          • Storing Footage
                          • Storing Important Files

                          I bought this to make my MacBook 7,1 faster. Let me tell you it did that plus some. I'm very happy with the quality of the product and how easy the installation was. My MacBook used to take 1:30 to startup and load my user profile. It now only takes 30 seconds for both. Using programs like Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro and Avid. media Composer is easier for me now.

                          I trust all my valuable footage on this solid state drive.
                          I got 480 gb on sale and it's well worth the money

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very satisfied

                          By family-guy-Canada

                          from Vancouver, BC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              I'm reasonably knowledgeable PC's and Mac's, but I'd never previously taken a Mac apart. The Crucial Support pages led me to a couple of videos which allowed me to set-up, test and subsequently install the new drive. I was done in about an hour. Very straight forward. Thanks Crucial!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              480 gb Crucial SSD

                              By Rwb

                              from Sidney, BC Canada

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Increased Speed

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  substantial increase in startup speed and loading applications, compared with the stock 5400 rpm hard drive in my 2010 Macbook Pro

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent SSD

                                  By okcomputer

                                  from Scottsdale, AZ

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • More Speed
                                  • Speed

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      This drive was installed in my 2009 macbook pro with 8GB of RAM. The upgrade went smoothly, using a time machine backup to populate the new drive. The first thing I noticed on boot was the amazing speed increase. I recently doubled the RAM in my machine and the new SSD made a larger impact on speed. I was skeptical about the benefits of SSD's at first, when they were small and still cost $800, but now they're affordable enough to replace any HDD with a solid state alternative.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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