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): 480GB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 400MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer): 80,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer): 80,000 IOPS
Form Factor: 2.5-inch, m-SATA, and M.2
NAND: 20nm Micron MLC NND
Life Expectancy: 1.2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF)
Endurance: 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
Compliance: RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
Firmware: Field upgradable firmware
Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands
REVIEW SNAPSHOT®by PowerReviews
Reviewed by 18 customers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
substantial increase in startup speed and loading applications, compared with the stock 5400 rpm hard drive in my 2010 Macbook Pro
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.
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Within 48 hours of installing an M550 512GB SSD in my mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro (latest version of Mavericks), I experienced the apparently famous random crash/restart, with no startup disk found on reboot until I powered down. I am posting a new thread, because I didn't see much mention of Mac OSX in the previous thread - and no solution! I considered returning the device, but I had already fallen in love with the speed increase, and actually, it hasn't recurred...yet. And I don't use the laptop for mission-critical projects.
But... doesn't there really need to be a fix for this?
It really shouldn't matter what software or drivers are being run - if they worked fine on the old hard drive, they should be reliable on the SSD. I just hope Crucial is working on a fix for this!
I am considering a 1TB SSD for my desktop, and at the moment, I am concerned about considering a Crucial SSD. What is the feeling about this issue? Thanks! - JW
I upgraded my PC 2 weeks ago with a 512GB MX100 that replaced my SanDisk 256GB SSD.
First I cloned the system to the new mx100, but the system acted strange, it wasn't responding after a few minutes.
So I thougth: "OK lets make a clean new UEFI Install of Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64."
I did, installed all windows updates migrated some mails an other files and began to install software like MS Office, Acronis True Image 2014 Family Pack, Kaspersky, etc.
After that the system acted strange again and I realized that after a few minutes the MX100 had 100% disk-activity. I searched the net and found useless tips like "deactivate Superfetch and such things". Nothing helped.
I thought that maybe a windows update may have gone mad or something. And because no personal files where changed at that moment, I made an other clean install. This time with less disks in my system to minimize the potential issue sources (threw out 3 120GB SSDs: Corsair Force 3, OCZ Vertex 3, Toshiba SSD 128GB)
The next day the system began with not responding after a few minutes. I had to reset my computer opened task manager and realized that the 100% disk-activity came back after a few minutes.
Because the last thing was the install of Acronis, I uninstalled that and the system worked normal even after hours.
I googled a little mx100 + acronis and found a few threads with the same issue, but nobody had a clear answer to what is causing the problem:
MX100 or acronis??
What should I do? Do I have a faulty MX100? I mean, I never expierenced something like this with my previous SSDs.
Also, the machine has the latest BIOS update.
Dell Inspiron 3874 desktop
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
I've done everything I can think of and the MX100 crashes whenever it's plugged into the SATA on the motherboard. I've tried the following:
* clean install from recovery disc - crash at start of installation
* cloned the old drive with Acronis True Image 2014 - crash at login screen
* safe mode boot - crashes at classpnp.sys
It works fine when I'm using the USB to SATA that came with my Crucial M4.