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Crucial M500 120GB mSATA Internal SSD

CT120M500SSD3

  • Brand: Crucial
  • Form Factor: mSATA Internal SSD
  • Module Size: 120GB
  • Warranty: Limited 3-year
  • Specs: Crucial M500 120GB SATA 6Gbps mSATA Internal SSD • 500MB/s Read, 130MB/s Write
  • Series: M500
  • Product Line: Crucial SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
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  • $76.99

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Product Specifications
Brand Crucial
Form Factor mSATA Internal SSD
Module Size 120GB
Warranty Limited 3-year
Specs Crucial M500 120GB SATA 6Gbps mSATA Internal SSD • 500MB/s Read, 130MB/s Write
Series M500
Product Line Crucial SSD
Interface SATA 6.0Gb/s
Device Type
Country-Of-Origin China
Unit Heigth 3.75mm
Form Factor mSATA
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 mSATA SSD
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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.

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
Operaating 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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4.2

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        5.0

        Worked Great! (for tech savvy folk)

        By StreetSkeet

        from San Francisco, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • installed easily
        • Instant Boot
        • Lighting fast
        • Low Cost

        Cons

        • Bios Config Challenging
        • No Screw

        Best Uses

        • Autocad
        • Business
        • Programming

        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!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Like a champ

        By Opiate

        from Boise, ID

        Verified Reviewer

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              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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works great

              By OneOfMany

              from Winnipeg

              Verified Reviewer

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                    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.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great help with return/exchange

                    By Ben the sitter

                    from Philadlephia, PA

                    Verified Buyer

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                    • Product works well

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                        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!

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                        (4 of 72 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        No set up

                        By CyberCorn

                        from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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                              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...

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