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Crucial M500 SSD

Crucial M500 SSD
alaScore 94

3861 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3861 reviews of Crucial M500 SSD. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Crucial M500 SSD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Crucial M500 SSD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 user reviews of Crucial M500 SSD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Crucial CT480M500SSD1 2.5-inch 480GB M500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State DriveCrucial CT480M500SSD1 2.5-inch 480GB M500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Crucial M500 SSD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1718 user reviews of Crucial M500 SSD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Crucial M500 120GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD1Crucial M500 120GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD1

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Crucial M500 SSD review

 

Crucial specifies the M500 with 72 TB data writing endurance. That converts to 65 GB of writes every day for the 3-year warranty period, so providing the drive is smart enough to not write over the same cells every time, longevity should be...

Crucial has returned to the hit list of must-have SSDs with its M500. Not because it’s the fastest but because it has great multi-platform PC support, a good balance of large- and small-file transfer speeds, and an attractive price without relying on...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Crucial M500 480GB 2.5in internal SSD review

 

A very fast SSD at a very reasonable price

May, 2013

Expert review by: MyCE (myce.com)

Crucial M500 SSD Review – A continuing evolution (14)

 

Outstanding operation as a system drive., Is able to achieve 80.000 IOPS without sweating., SATA 6Gbps support., 7mm thick SSD ready for Ultrabooks., Hardware data encryption., Very fast recovery from a used state., Adaptive thermal protection., 3 year...

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Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: As I said at the beginning, ‘ evolution’ , is the word that describes the M500 and reflects the work that Crucial has put into this drive not only to make it faster than the M4,...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Hardware Canucks (hardwarecanucks.com)

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

 

Crucial’s new M500 480GB is an interesting drive since it happens to be one of the first which brings relatively high performance and a large capacity to an affordable price point. This was accomplished by eschewing the SSD industry’s usual design...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: eteknix.com (eteknix.com)

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

 

On the broad scale, there is quite a substantial gap between solid state drives that offer up massive storage capacities and those that offer blazing performance, making the process of choosing a drive that offers both to a certain extent rather hard....

May, 2013

Expert review by: maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

 

Fastest drive in its class by a hair; great value.

Bare-bones bundle; 3 year warranty.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Hruska (pcmag.com)

Crucial m500 (960GB)

 

The Crucial m500 (960GB) internal solid-state drive (SSD) trades some performance for encryption capabilities and a larger pool of redundant flash.

A huge storage pool at an excellent price. Hardware support for cutting-edge encryption standards

Slightly lower performance than alternatives from Samsung and Sandisk

The Crucial m500 (960GB) ($475) is an internal solid-state drive (SSD) that's priced to move and built to fly. It's the first internal SSD we've reviewed that closes in on a 1TB capacity, but after seeing the drive's overall performance, we suspect...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Crucial M500 SSD Giveaway: Holiday 2013

 

I've been a huge fan of SSDs ever since I started looking into them back in 2008. The impact to the overall PC user experience is nothing short of tremendous. Honestly, whenever I use a system without an SSD I end up frustrated at just how slow it...

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

The Crucial/Micron M500 Review (960GB, 480GB, 240GB, 120GB)

 

This is probably the most excited I've been about any SSD launch in quite a while. At CES this year, Crucial announced its M500 SSD - the world's first to use Micron's new 128Gbit MLC NAND die. Courtesy of the cost savings and density increase...

For SSDs to become more cost effective they need to implement higher density NAND, which is often at odds with performance, endurance or both. Samsung chose the endurance side of the equation, but kept performance largely intact with the vanilla 840....

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: PureOverclock (pureoverclock)

Crucial M500 960GB

 

If you need a very large capacity SSD and don't want to break the bank, then the Crucial M500 960GB is your best bet.

Sleek design; Excellent incompressible data results; Great value; Massive storage capacity

Not the fastest on the market

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC / CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV, VCCI, IC
Colour of product:Black, Green / Green / Silver
Internal: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:1.3" / 2.5" / M.2

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70

Other features

Hard disk controller:Marvell 88SS9187
Internal:Y

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
Endurance rating (for 5 years):40
Hardware encryption: Yes
Lithography:20
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (100% span):62000 / 72000 / 80000
Random read (4KB):35000 / 62000 / 72000 / 80000
Random write (100% span):35000 / 60000 / 80000
Random write (4KB):35000 / 60000 / 62000 / 80000
Read speed:500
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES / No
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 240 / 480 / 960
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA / Serial ATA III
Wi-Fi: No
Write speed:130 / 250 / 400

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70