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): 240GB
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This storage is a perfect replacement for a regular SATA thin disk in a laptop or notebook. It is much faster than a regular disk and does not damage as easily as a disk.
Slapped 2x of them in MSI GS70 for RAID0. Lighting fast, sips power, great performance and reliability.
Have a third in an ATX board as the OS drive, using all four SATA 3 slots on the board for a massive storage array.
Nothing bad about it, but a black PCB would have been nice for the ATX system as it has a case window and all the other PCBs are black.
When it comes to SSDs there are a lot companies and some of their products are doubious. I only use Crucial, Samsung, and intel. Both for my home systems and at work.
Used it for my C: boot drive - windows 7 boots in 15 seconds
Used in a Drobo 5N as the accelerator chip, and it works like a charm fast and does its job. Excellent product and well worth the price I paid for 240GB.
What is the exact model of your motherboard? It seems the drive is connected to SATA 2 port in IDE mode?
I was trying to update my firmware for the m500 240gb drive i just got today, but it doesn't boot up correctly. One of the first errors i got after i disabled UEFI and secure boot was some linux files were missing or something.( I installed it with the universal usb installer that it mentioned)
The drive works fine installed in my dell 15 7000 series laptop, just cant get the new firmware installed. (usb stick is fairly new). I tried the Windows® 7 Updater Application, in hope that would work with windows 8, but i just got some error on reboot.So my question is does anyone might now what i need to do to get this firmware upgrade to work? I havent really been able to find any fixes or what i might be doing wrong.Thanks
Having trouble cloning any of my several Lenovo ThinkPads (T530, E545, T500) which all have hard drives with 512 bytes/sector to a M500 which has 4096 bytes/sector. Using EZ Gig cloning software, I was able to clone from the E545 machine to the M500 disk with no error reported in the cloning process, but the E545 was unable to see an OS on the disk (using Win 7 pro). Attempting to clone with EaseUS and Macrium both result in errors at the outset due to different sector sizes. Is the M500 incompatible with these machines and I'm out of luck? Or is there some way to re-format the M500 to be compatible with my existing machines/drives?
Thank you for any help you can offer.
Just started benchmarking two drives intended for RAID 1.
Did this first test...
Then I did a write test...
Then I redid the read test because I didn't want to wait for the full 512GB and got this...
When I do the full benchmark I get the same speeds.
These drives are straight out of the box, so why would the drives degrade by almost half?
Thank you for posting that Guru. I just used the manual update and it went without a hitch. M500 - 120GB.