Crucial M500 SSD

  • Crucial M500 SSD
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The M500 is the successor of Crucial's M4. It uses Micron’s latest 20-nanometer multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash technology and can deliver up to 80,000 IOPS with sequential read and write speeds topping out at 500 MB/s and 400 MB/sec. The drives also incorporate TCG Opal 2.0 + IEEE 1667, 256-bit AES hardware encryption and is available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities.

Expert reviews and ratings

By nikktech.com on

The previous M4 model by Crucial/Micron was launched back in 2011 and although it offered very good read speeds (up to 500MB/s) it did lack the punch needed in write speeds (up to 260MB/s) and 4KB random IOPS performance (read 45k/write 50k) to compete...

By PCMag on 70

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

By uk.hardware.info on

Unless you're sporting really old hardware, an SSD is the best sure-fire way to boost the performance of your desktop or laptop computer. There is so much choice now it's difficult to know whether there is a significant difference between various SSDs...

By custompcreview.com on

With Crucial/Micron's consumer grade products, it's not all about maximum performance. Rather, it's about pricing, features and reliability. This is the philosophy that made the Crucial M4 one of the best selling SSDs to date and this is the same...

By TechRadar AU on 90

Unsurprisingly, RAID 0 gives a nice bump in the headline sequential read/write scores. The reads jumped from 496MB/s up to 979MB/s, while the writes rose from 440MB/s to 842MB/s. When it came to dealing with the small bitty files of everyday use though,...

By Pureoverclock on 90

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

By Bit-tech.net on 85

SSD prices seem to fluctuate more than any other component, but at the time of writing at least both the Crucial M500 480GB and the Samsung SSD 840 Evo 500GB can be had for £270 on Amazon, and their prices tend to always be closely matched....

By micromart.co.uk on 60

Two features jump off the page when I look at the Crucial M500. The first is that these drives are available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB so anyone who is looking for a nominal Terabyte of SSD storage can be confident that Crucial has...

By TweakTown on 92

When asked at CES about the M500 price points, we were told the 960GB model would hit the $600 price point and the other capacity would scale from there. Although not specifically stated, I took that to mean $300 for the 480GB, $150 for the 240GB and...

By HEXUS.net on

The M500 is another intriguing development in SSD evolution. With most drives hitting the performance wall in terms of what's possible via a SATA 6Gbps interface, Crucial has stepped back and served up a well-rounded package that delivers more than just...

By TweakTown on 82

What a difference one-process node makes. However, the Crucial M500 240GB does in fact still suffer from low write speeds, compared to other products on the market. The 240GB model does double the performance offered by the 120GB model, but it's not...

By TweakTown on 81

We've talked about the new IMFT 20nm flash on a few occasions already. This is the second review we've published with the Crucial M500, the first being the 960GB model. In the highest capacity size the M500 is a very good drive with good read and...

By TrustedReviews on 90

If you'd have said barely a year ago that you'd be able to buy a 480GB SSD for under £300, several people in white coats would have escorted you to a nice padded cell.

By TechRadar AU on 90

Crucial's M500 series offers a glimpse of what the future might hold with the pricing of large capacity SSDs, and is a sign of how far the market has come in a short space of time. If you'd have said barely a year ago that you'd be able to buy a 480GB...

By MyCE on 80

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive: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...

By Hardware Canucks on

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...

By HardOCP on

The 7mm 480GB M500 we are testing today boasts sequential speeds of 500/400 MB/s in read/write, and random speeds of 80,000/80,000 read/write IOPS. This impressive speed is delivered from 20nm Micron MLC NAND in conjunction with the Marvell 88SS9187...

By CDRinfo on

Today we have in our labs the latest SSD offering by Crucial, the Crucial M500 series. Announced earlier this year at CES, it is the world's first SSD series to use Micron's new 128Gbit MLC NAND die. The move to 20nm MLC NAND with a larger 128Gbit die...

By PCAdvisor on 90

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 slower performance three-layer cell (TLC) flash technology.

By Expert Reviews on 100

A very fast SSD at a very reasonable price...