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

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  • Brand: Crucial
  • 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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    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
    Brand Crucial
    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
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    Crucial MX500 Solid State Drive

    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
     
    4.9

    (based on 24 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Easy - Peasy to match to Mac Powerbook and blazing fast

    My son's hard drive on his Macbook Pro crashed. The only replacement offered by Apple (at the store) was a SATA drive. This SSD drive was the same size and slightly less cost...Read complete review

    My son's hard drive on his Macbook Pro crashed. The only replacement offered by Apple (at the store) was a SATA drive. This SSD drive was the same size and slightly less cost than the SATA drive, because Apple was also going to install it. One word of warning, you need to purchase a hard drive that is compatible with the components of your computer and Apple is constantly changing them. It was so easy to purchase the correct hard drive on Crucial. Once Apple confirmed the build (Macbook Pro 13, 2012) was able to select it from the menu. We installed the hard drive ourselves (how to video on YouTube) , then had Apple install the OS, and luckily we had backupped just a week before it crashed. That is the one takeaway - back up your hard drive at least monthly if not weekly to an external drive - they are so cheap now.

    The computer is so much faster with this SSD drive. My son composes music and he tells me it takes 5 seconds to write something to the drive that previously took over a minute. So all you people with Macbook Pros with SATA drives have to consider upgrading to this SSD drive.

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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

    Quick and easy install

    By CS

    from NC

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

    Quick and easy install, the clone software makes migrating your drive super easy. The enhanced performance on the drive is a massive difference for startup.

     
    5.0

    It's like having a new laptop!

    By Jo

    from Melbourne, Australia

    Verified Reviewer

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

    Microsoft office now opens in a few seconds. The whole laptop starts up in a few seconds. Why did it take me this long do install a new SSD!?

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    5.0

    Nearly perfect!

    By Jason

    from Selma, AL

    Verified Reviewer

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

    The product works as advertised. The operator (me) didn't realize I had a defective SSD-to-USB adaptor, and then it took me 2 attempts to initialize the drive using Windows Disk Management.

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    5.0

    Just as advertised

    By photofarm

    from Rural Nebraska

    Verified Reviewer

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

    Love that they can scan your system to make sure you have the right drive that is compatible with it. Drive was shipped quickly, came perfectly, install instructions were easy to follow, and using the clone drive software my laptop booted up perfectly since I replaced a drive.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Would buy again

    By Ken F

    from California

    Verified Reviewer

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

    Very easy to install instructions well written easy to follow

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Fast

    By kjohnson2866

    from ohio

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • made my 10 year old laptop run like a charm

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    • None

    Best Uses

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

      easy to install and windows 10 loads Super Fast

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      5.0

      Jut what I needed

      By Todd

      from Boise, Idaho

      Verified Reviewer

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

      The new SSD mad an immediate change in my laptop. The computer went from taking a solid 5 to 8 minutes for boot up to less than a minute. Everyday usage has also improved greatly. Installation was easy and only one of my programs didn't work after the cloning process. Very, very happy with the results.

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      5.0

      Great

      By Twin

      from Quebec, Canada

      Verified Reviewer

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

      Fast and reliable product. The data transfert software work great.
      I like it

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      5.0

      Works great

      By ajaindur

      from Durham, NC

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

      Works great. Excellent value!

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      • No
       
      5.0

      New SSD

      By JimBob

      from Rocklin, CA

      Verified Reviewer

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

      My hard drive on a 2012 Dell Inspiron crashed. I was going to buy a new machine but didn't decided to replace the old drive with an SSD. I'm pretty much a novice with hardware but putting in the new SSD was very straight forward and easy. I did a clean install of Windows 10 and now my old PC is much quicker than I anticipated.

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