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.
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.
|NAND||20nm Micron MLC NND|
|Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3)|
|Transfer Rate||6.0 Gb/s|
|Sequential Read||500MB/s (128k transfer)
|Sequential Write||250MB/s (128k transfer)|
|Random Read 4k (max)||72,000 IOPS|
|Random Write 4k (max)||60,000 IOPS|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch, m-SATA, and M.2|
|MTBF||1.2 million hours|
|Endurance||72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C|
|Compliance||RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
|Product Health Monitoring||Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands|