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): 120GB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 130MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer): 62,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer): 35,000 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
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Compared to a comparable K___ston SSD, well there is no comparison. This thing flies. It IS THE BEST upgrade for a laptop I have found!
10 second boot with ubuntu 12.0.4! Great product! :)
Best thing that happened to hard drives.
My first experience with SSD. I bought the 120GB model. I had an old 15" Macbook Pro late 2008 from someone who had left the company. As with all Macs (just my experience) disk access is pretty slow, even worse with such an old computer. Popped in the SSD and did a fresh install of Mavericks. It boots in about 20 seconds and all programs launch pretty much immediately. Wakes up instantly from sleep. So the performance beats our much newer Macbooks with stock drives.
The uses for this computer will be mainly for conference room - showing Powerpoint and Gotomeeting conferences (hooked up to TV). Also have Illustrator and Photoshop installed but will rarely be used. Those launch immediately as well though I am not expecting nor using this computer to manipulate large graphics files. Bridge launches really quickly as well and is nice for viewing thumbnails of graphic files.
I will be looking to upgrade other computers as well. So in summary - money WELL SPENT!
Very happy with my purchase, perfect for laptops or portable device: no moving parts!
Install was very easy!
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I purchased this 120gb SSD to install in a Samsung N150 Plus netbook that originally came with a 250gb HDD, although I was only using about a fifth of its capacity. This SSD's boot and overall response times were significantly less than the HDD. For the price, you cannot beat this SSD. I would highly recommend getting the optional upgrade kit, as that made cloning my HDD a snap.
It's everything crucial said it was. I updated the firmware. It was extremely easy. I cloned my hard drive to SSD the software version I have didn't have the features the crucial version has on youtube. Other than it was straight forward.
I installed the Crucial 120gb SSD in my "custom-built for speed" computer and installed Windows 7, and all my programs and data onto the drive. Works great and no problems so far.
Since defrag is not advisable on an SSD, I disabled defrag and checked that the SSD "Trim" program is running and it was.
I use it in my laptop and it is a lot faster than my 500gb hard drive I used.It downloaded my Windows 7 a lot faster than my old hard drive did.
I am sorry for any issues you may be experiencing on your drive. Is your system crashing currently or are you only seeing the error on the drive?
Both traditional hard drives and SSDs will have a number of bad sectors as standard, however before a hard drive leaves the factory, the number of bad sectors is set to zero.
The industry standard for SSDs is different and the bad sectors count is not reset. This can make some SMART reporting tools believe the drive has a problem and is about to fail when in reality it is fine.
The best way to gauge an SSDs health is through its actual performance. If you are experiencing any crashing or performance issues with the SSD, please let us know and we can provide support on these.
For more information on SSDs and SMART data, check out this knowledgebase article:
Please let us know if there is anything else we may help you with or if you have any other questions.
I got a mSATA M4 here and "Power on hours" smart value won't update. I updated firmware, tried garbage collection and looked around but nothing..
What's weird is : while i let it run for hours in bios, after restart, these hours were counted. However in Windows nothing's counted. Changed power settings but no luck.
I've read that Crucial SSD had issues with haswell platworm (my laptop is one if them) so i plugged another non sata M4 SSD with its last firmware and it updates! I don't get it..
I would suggest checking for BIOS update and verifyng storage controller driver version. You can check the driver version with Device manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers -> right click on the selected controller -> Properties -> Driver tab
Also I am not sure why your SMART screenshot has not been moderated yet but as for your SMART data it is not likely that all factors exceeded the thresholds. Please post text SMART data from CrystalDiskInfo ('Edit -> Copy' option) just please remove drive's serial number befor posting the data.
That is interesting. Few Mac users have been reporting similar issue but for other model, M500 as far as I can remember. How big are the files (data amount) you are trying to write at a time? Is the TRIM enabled on your system?
I was shocked today when I looked at my remaining available drive space.
At first I thought I had a partition problem when I saw I only had 307GB of capacity.
I normally expect some difference between raw capacity and reported capacity but this seems EXCESSIVE!!!!
Is this truly normal or do I have an issue?
From my mid 2010 MacBook Pro System Info...
Media Name: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1 Media
Size: 307.45 GB (307,446,550,528 bytes)
Medium Type: SSD
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified