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
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It was a bummer the mounting screw wasn't included in the package, but I had one, so that wasn't a problem for me. Also, the BIOS setup was a little tricky, but not too bad. I got it installed and OS running in less than 2 hrs. Screaming fast! I've been running on this MSATA for 12 months and had no problems. Just don't ever Defrag a SSD drive!
I purchased this a few months ago and I found this drive to be smokin' fast. It was easy to install (although I am a professional user) and transferred files very quickly. My hard drive is no longer a bottleneck on my computer. It really should be standard to have an SSD main drive with a large slave hard drive.
Bought an ASUS notebook with a 24GB mSATA SSD and 1TB SATA HD setup as a hybrid with Windows 8. Swapped the mSATA for this 120GB, installed Win8 Pro on the mSATA, and added the 1TB for some program installs and data. Worked flawlessly.
The SSD device I ordered first was wrong, which was my fault because I was in too much of a hurry. But Crucial's support on the exchange was just exemplary. They were helpful and efficient and gave a few clear options.
Once I ordered the right thing it worked well. Its fast, as expected. So nice to get away from spinning disks!
Theres no set-up guide at all. with windows 8, if you just insert it inside your laptop, It wont work. And if you want to swich your OS on the SSD, its even worst... took me 3 days of research to find out how to transfer my OS on it and I broke my HDD and have to call HP to get me a new HHD. Its like it is a BETA Item... not ready for the market at all...
I have been enjoying the Crucial Msata M4-128 on my lenovo Thinkpad T420s, Running Windows 7 pro, 64 bit
The Msata has only been used for the Programs and the DATA goes to a regular 2.5 Inch HD.
however this Msata Drive is becoming quite full at 90-99% and creates problems when downloading movies.
I have bought a Newer Crucial M-550 with 240 GB space and would like a SMOOTH TRANSITION !
Lenovo already installed the OS and related IBM programs on this Drive. There is nothing of importance but
the 2010 Microsoft Office Pro which i have installed on it, and I have no product KEYS for it .
Question is : Should I use a Clone program and copy everything from the 128 to 240? is it possible ?
or can I simply copy and transfer the Microsoft Office?
Should I be worried about the firmware Upgrade ?
Is the Cloning program free and or Installed on any of my MSATA drives?
I have read somewhere that MSATA can not be Defragmented. is It true ?
does that mean while Running with the OS or connected externally and not as Primary HD with OS.
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 page works with no problem for me but your link is broken with two additional characters at the end "/
Try this link - it should work right away - http://www.acronis.com/en-us/promo/tihd-download
Hello i have question about endurance of my ssd mx100 (256GB).
In technical specification is written endurance of 74TBW.
And my question is why only 74TBW, if i am right MLC NAND has about 3000 p/e cycles so TBW should be 714TB .
I was counting by this way 3000(cycles)*238GB(capacity).
What is wrong, my way of counting or 16nm MLC NAND have less p/e cycles than 3000 (concretely 310 cycles).
if you go to this thread: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Firmware-Update-Notifications/td-p/57854 and hit options and then subscribe, you'll be alerted if and when any new firmware for any of Crucials range of drives is released.
They tend not to pre-announce them so I couldn't say when one is coming.