Crucial M500 SSD
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.
Highest capacity of any mainstream consumer SSD.
Affordable - sub $600 for 960GB.
Excellent performance/cost ratio.
Very fast 539/445 MBps read/write speed with ATTO.
Resistant to extreme shock impact.
Great value for money.
Weaker performance than other mainstream SSDs.
Some manufacturers offer five-year warranty.
High-end performance only available from 480/960GB versions.
M4 series quicker in some benchmarks.
By uk.hardware.info on January 09, 2014
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...-
By custompcreview.com on December 12, 2013
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...-
By TechRadar on October 09, 2013
Welcome to the clash of the terabytes as we see how the Crucial M500 960GB stands up against Samsung's 840 EVO. Earlier this year, we gave the M500 480GB 4.5 out of 5 for its combination of competitive performance and price/GB metrics, and this -...90
By Pureoverclock on October 08, 2013
If you need a very large capacity SSD and don't want to break the bank, then the Crucial M500 960GB is your best...90
By Bit-tech.net on September 16, 2013
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....85
By TweakTown on July 18, 2013
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...92
By HEXUS.net on July 16, 2013
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...-
By TweakTown on July 16, 2013
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...82
By TweakTown on July 12, 2013
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...81
By TrustedReviews on June 26, 2013
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.90