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Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD

  • Upgrade for: Apple iMac (21.5 and 27-inch, Mid 2011) iMac12,1/12,2
  • Crucial part number: CT11314214
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
  • Total Capacity: 500GB
  • Warranty: Limited 5-year
  • Specs: 500GB 2.5-inch internal SSD • SATA 6.0Gb/s • 560 MB/s Read, 510 MB/s Write
  • Series: MX500
  • Product Line: Client SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
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    iMac (21.5 and 27-inch, Mid 2011) iMac12,1/12,2

    Notes about your system:

    A 3.5" bracket is required to mount the SSD in your system. Our part number for the bracket is CTSSDCONVT.

    21.5" - 2.5GHz Intel Quad Core i5, 2.7GHz Intel Quad Core i5, and 2.8GHz Intel Quad Core i5
    27" - 2.7GHz Intel Quad Core i5, 3.1GHz Intel Quad Core i5, or 3.4GHz Intel Quad Core i7 processor.

    Your Apple iMac (21.5 and 27-inch, Mid 2011) iMac12,1/12,2

    system specs as shipped

    memory

    • Maximum Memory:32GB
    • Standard Memory:4GB removable
    • Slots:4 (2 banks of 2)
    *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
    what does this mean?
    Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

    storage

    • Storage: Serial ATA support
    what does this mean?
    Storage drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

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    Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD

    product information

    Amount of available storage on the module. If there are parenthesis shown – for example (2 x 4GB) – it indicates a kit of 2 or more identical modules is used to reach the Total Capacity.
    Product Specifications
    Form Factor 2.5-inch internal SSD
    Total Capacity 500GB
    Warranty Limited 5-year
    Specs 500GB 2.5-inch internal SSD • SATA 6.0Gb/s • 560 MB/s Read, 510 MB/s Write
    Series MX500
    Product Line Client SSD
    Interface SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Device Type Internal Solid State Drive
    Unit Height 7.0mm
    Form Factor 2.5-inch (7mm)
    Package Content 2.5-inch 7mm SSD SATA 6Gb/s, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, Acronis® True Image™ for Crucial cloning software and installation instructions
    More information

    Crucial MX500 Solid State Drive

    Start your system in seconds

    Capacities up to 2TB

    Easy
    installation

    5-year limited warranty

    User benefits

    • Start your system in seconds
    • Load files almost instantly
    • Accelerate your most demanding applications
    • Store massive amounts of data with drive capacities up to 2TB
    • Be more efficient with Micron ® 3D NAND
      • Enjoy a cooler, quieter computer and extend laptop battery life using only 100 mW of power
      • Keep all your saved work if power is unexpectedly cut with Integrated Power Loss Immunity
      • Get a high price-to-performance ratio without needing a financing plan to pay for it
    • Protect your data on a drive that’s tried, tested, and proven from start to finish
    • Block hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
    • Transfer files easily from your old drive with Acronis ® True Image HD
    • Manage and improve your SSD with the Crucial Storage Executive tool
    • 5-year limited warranty

    It's worth it.

    Every time you turn on your computer, you’re using your storage drive. It holds all your irreplaceable files and it loads and saves almost everything your system does. Join more and more people who are keeping their family videos, travel photos, music, and important documents on an SSD, and get the near-instant performance and lasting reliability that comes with solid state storage. Upgrade with the Crucial MX500 SSD, a drive built on quality, speed, and security that’s all backed by helpful service and support. Even if you’ve never installed an SSD, don’t sweat it – our step-by-step guide walks you through the process to make installation easy. It’s worth it.

    Fly through everything you do

    Start your system in seconds, load files almost instantly, and accelerate the most demanding applications with the Crucial MX500. Our Dynamic Write Acceleration technology uses an adaptable pool of high-speed, single- level cell flash memory to generate blistering speeds.

    Store up to 2TB of data

    Save massive amounts of photos, music, and videos comfortably and securely. With fast access to your media, creations, and designs, you’re ready to share at the speed of your life.

    Enjoy the efficiency of next-gen Micron ® 3D NAND

    Our cutting-edge components are engineered from start to finish for efficiency. As a result, the Crucial MX500 uses only a minimal amount of power and still delivers a high price-to-performance ratio – without needing a financing plan to pay for it. Experience a faster, cooler, and quieter computer in your home or business. You’ll wonder how you ever put up with a hard drive.

    Upgrade with a drive you can count on

    With thousands of hours of pre-release validation, dozens of SSD qualification tests, and a heritage of award- winning SSDs, the Crucial MX500 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. Secure your most important files on a drive with established dependability and these advanced features.

    1. Hardware-based encryption: Keep personal files and confidential data restricted from hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit encryption that meets all industry standards, including Microsoft ® eDrive, IEEE- 1667, and TCG Opal 2.0.
    2. Integrated Power Loss Immunity: Avoid unintended data loss when the power unexpectedly goes out. This built-in feature of our new NAND protects your data swiftly and efficiently, so if your system suddenly shuts down, you keep all your saved work.
    3. Exclusive Data Defense: Prevent your photos, music, videos, and other files from becoming corrupted and unusable with layers of error correction and adaptive read technology.
    4. Redundant Array of Independent NAND: Protect your data at the component level with an SSD that automatically provides parity protection for your data. This high-end feature works similarly to how RAID is used with multiple hard drives and maintains the integrity of your data, especially for intense users.
    5. Built-in durability: Because SSDs don’t use moving parts that wear out over time (unlike hard drives), your files are less susceptible to a crash. SSDs are better equipped to survive physical trauma, like getting dropped, because they don’t rely on mechanical parts.

    Install with confidence

    For many people, opening a computer and transferring data seems terrifying. That’s why we’ve made it easy in the step-by-step Crucial SSD Install Guide. Check it out before you buy, then install your own SSD quickly with everything transferred over successfully and hassle-free.

    Micron ® quality – a higher level of reliability.

    As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial MX500 is backed by the same quality and engineering innovation that has produced some of the world’s most advanced memory and storage technologies for more than 35 years. Split-second speeds, lasting reliability, and a decades-long legacy – upgrading with the Crucial MX500 gives you the best combination of quality, performance, and security. It’s worth it.

    Note: 1TB = 1 billion bytes. Actual useable capacity may vary.

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    Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD
     
    4.8

    (based on 124 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Hardware, Poor Cloning Software

    I'm now typing with the MX500 cloned and installed on a refurbished 8-year old laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad T410. In spite of the laptop's age, it feels like a brand new machine....Read complete review

    I'm now typing with the MX500 cloned and installed on a refurbished 8-year old laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad T410. In spite of the laptop's age, it feels like a brand new machine.

    The instructions supplied by Crucial for the cloning operation were more than adequate. However, the ACRONIS software failed twice to transfer my sound hardware to the MX500. I ran ACRONIS once from within Windows 7 and once outside Windows 7 from an ACRONIS Rescue CD. Both times there was no sound hardware transferred to the MX500. From my search I found that all the required drivers were present on the cloned disk but no way to get them re-installed because Windows 7 said I had "No Audio Out Device" and Device Manager didn't even list a Sound Controller line item in the device list. I was prepared to return the MX500 for a refund.

    However, a very helpful rep on the chat line suggested that I either re-install Windows 7 or try a different cloning program, like MACRIUM. Not wanting to go through the hassle of re-installing Windows 7 without install disks -- the Thinkpad is a Lenovo refurbished model with an OEM-installed operating system -- I instead downloaded MACRIUM REFLECT 7 FREE and used it to clone the MX500. Macrium did the trick. Sound card is now working and the MX500 appears to be working well.

    I think Crucial would be well advised to re-think their use of an OEM'd version of ACRONIS. I found it to easy to use but unreliable. They should suggest other alternative cloning/back-up software, like MACRIUM, in addition to ACRONIS.

    Bottom Line: Good hardware but not-so-good cloning software.

    Would I recommend to a friend? Yes on the MX500 itself, No on the cloning software.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Troubles installing on a laptop

    I attempted to install this into my Dell Inspiron 13, 5000 series and since this unit doesn't have but one SATA header, I tried to install with a USB adapter. I followed Crucial...Read complete review

    I attempted to install this into my Dell Inspiron 13, 5000 series and since this unit doesn't have but one SATA header, I tried to install with a USB adapter. I followed Crucial instructions and downloaded the software to clone the drive from Crucial site but the SSD couldn't be seen. Tech support sent me a link to an exe that got around that issue, but when I tried to clone, the internal drive was reporting a different sector count than the USB attached SSD.

    I ended up pulling my laptop drive out, and hooking it and the SSD up to SATA connectors on a tower PC I had. I had to download the Crucial software to clone the drive as several others I tried just wouldn't let the SSD boot on the laptop. After several hours I finally got a good load and boot.

    The performance of the SSD is great as compared to the spinning drive that it replaced. I love the quick boot up time of SSD.

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    5.0

    Yes Yes Yes

    By Allready_Gone

    from Lecanto, FL

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

    My Dell Inspiron 2 in 1 was freezing constantly. I think the hard drive may have been bad before the warranty period was up and I just didn't realize it. A friend recommended a SSD so I started looking. Crucial verified compatibility, price was right and cloning/install was easy peasey. Laptop runs like it's brand new now!! Thanks so much!

     
    5.0

    Best price for what it comes with. Included the software

    By Ruben

    from California

    Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

    I bought it because it came with the software.

     
    5.0

    Computer is like new again

    By jjc

    from Modesto, CA

    Pros

    • This is great value for the price.

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

        This new SSD hardware has made my computer run exceptionally fast. Boot up is instantaneous and there is no wait time when starting apps. Crucial support is exceptional. I highly recommend upgrading to the SSD whenever possible if you want the speed and performance typical of a brand new computer. I installed the SSD and now my 6 year old laptop is blazing fast.

         
        5.0

        Easy, fast, and simple. Everything I was hoping for

        By Misofuni

        from Atlanta, GA

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

        I saw good reviews elsewhere on the interwebs and figured I'd give Crucial a shot. I don't often build computers or replace computer parts, but I did find this to be a fairly easy swap in my HP Pavilion notebook. Between Crucial's extremely helpful instructions combined with a few Youtube videos, I had this thing swapped out in about an hour (probably would've been a lot faster if I was familiar with taking my notebook apart). Now, I've got the upgrade itch! I'll likely be buying some RAM from them soon as well.

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By serg1104

        from Hallandale, Miami

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

        In my laptop working fast!

         
        5.0

        Great SSD at a Great Price

        By M

        from Northern Virgina

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great price!

        Cons

        • Can't think of any!

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

          The SSD was easy to clone and install with the Crucial provided software and instructions. I could see the difference immediately!

           
          5.0

          very happy

          By dude

          from HI

          Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

          crucial makes it very easy for anyone to swap out their hard drive with an SSD. detailed instructions and video's is what made me decide to go with crucial. it functions flawlessly so far so good

           
          5.0

          I have purchased a number of these to replace std. HD's.

          By Bill

          from vermont

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

          I also use the excellent drives with Acronis to clone backup my PC's

           
          5.0

          Easy Install and Much Quicker Boot

          By wildhog

          from Arkansas

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

          Replaced HDD with the MX500 in a Inspiron 3521. Installation was very easy and the improvement in boot time was amazing.

           
          5.0

          Excellent product I would buy again

          By Ray

          from California

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD:

          Easy to install with the helpful instructions, computer runs a lot faster.

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