|Series||MX500 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD|
|Item model number||CT1000MX500SSD1|
|Hardware Platform||PC; Mac|
|Item Weight||0.352 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||1 TB|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||December 21, 2017|
Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD1
|Compatible Devices||This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept 2.5" 7mm SATA drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||1 TB|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Type of product||2.5 Inches|
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- Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95k/90k on all file types
- Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
- Integrated power loss Immunity preserves all your saved work if the power unexpectedly gets cut
- AES 256 bit hardware based encryption keeps data safe and secure from hackers and thieves
- Crucial 5 year limited warranty
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Up your game. Unleash your creativity. Whatever your passion, accelerate your system with a Crucial MX500 SSD.
With a heritage of award-winning SSDs, the Crucial MX500 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven.
A decades-long legacy – Crucial MX500 gives you the best combination of quality, performance, and security.
5-year Limited Warranty
We back thousands of validation hours, dozens of qualification tests, and a heritage of award-winning SSDs with a 5-year limited warranty.
Experience a faster, cooler, and quieter computer.
The MX500 uses an adaptable pool of high-speed flash memory to generate blistering speeds at a great price performance ratio. Crucial MX500, a solid combination.
Is the MX500 compatible with my system?
It works with most systems but we recommend you research your computer’s requirements to ensure compatibility.
How easy is it to install the MX500?
Easy. It comes with installation instructions and step-by-step videos to walk you through the process.
Does the MX500 come with software to transfer my data?
Yes, it comes with Acronis True Image for Crucial.
What is the warranty for the MX500?
It is a five-year limited warranty.
If I have questions, does the MX500 come with support?
Yes. We have a Customer Support team and they're pretty awesome.
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|Compatible Devices||This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept 2.5" 7mm SATA drives||This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept 2.5" 7mm SATA drives||Laptop||This drive is compatible with PCs and laptops that accept 2.5" 7mm SATA drives||Desktop||This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept M.2 Type 2280SS NVMe PCIe drives|
|Data Transfer Rate||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||78 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||2000 Mb per second|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Digital Storage Capacity||1 TB||1.0 TB||1 TB||1 TB||1500 GB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||—|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||PCI|
|Hardware Platform||PC; Mac||PC, Mac, Linux||PC, Mac||—||PC, laptop||PC; Mac|
|Item Dimensions||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches||2.76 x 3.94 x 0.27 inches||0.28 x 3.96 x 2.75 inches||3.14 x 0.08 x 0.86 inches|
|Item Weight||0.35 ounces||0.32 ounces||1.80 ounces||2.08 ounces||1.12 ounces||0.59 ounces|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||560 MB/s||560 MB/s||540MB/s||—||—||—|
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Note: do not confuse MX500 with BX500. Those two could not be more different. MX500 is a high performance, high endurance SSD. BX500 is a cheap budget SSD.
Crucial MX500 is now my go-to SSD for any built and upgrade.
Man, this 1TB SSD freaking delivers!!! For example, from the time I turn on my PS4 I can be in a COD lobby in about 45 seconds. This used to take 3 minutes with the stock drive...
I didn't want to spend more money by buying an upgraded PS4, like the pro, especially with the PS5 coming out soon, this was the best upgrade that took only minutes to do.
A piece of advice, backing up your PS4 settings before swapping the drive will take hours if you are have games. My best advice would be to delete the games on your PS4 first, then do your back up, and then download the games once everything is installed as it will be much faster then transferring it from the drive.
Crucial rates this drive for "sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s." I used the free Crucial Acronis software to clone my old drive. The process was simple and pain-free. Simply connect the drive, use Acronis and copy/clone the drive. Then, just swap the master/secondary drives or change the boot order. On Macs, you don't even need extra software, just install the drive and hold COMMAND + R during bootup and use disk utility and "recovery" and copy the drive over. Afterwards, select the new drive as the startup drive.
My first test and subsequent tests after show 562.9mb/s sequential read and 512.7mb/s on writes. This is marginally above the promised numbers. Furthernore, this is on an old cloned system with a drive that’s 40% filled. I've run the tests several times since, after many restarts and software installations and they are fairly consistent! I'm more than happy with the performance!
What I can do is say how pleased I am with this TB SSD that I bought is. My computer is fast. It is reliable. This SSD has made it more fun. Does the speed increase impress non tech people? Naw, after a week or two we take the new blazing speed as the new normal and just enjoy.
You do not need one, but you will enjoy one.
Update: 1 week in and I love this thing. I think my battery is lasting longer because the fans are not running much anymore. Will Update again in a few months or if drive fails.
Amazon, get it together.
EDIT: Returned the drive, received another. This one is also counterfeit.
Top reviews from other countries
🔹️Even though it took some time to go through all the details, I must say that this purchase has surely left me quite brushed up regarding any NVME or SATA ssd.
I recently decided to upgrade my existing 1 TB Seagate barracuda pro SSHD boot up drive , as it failed just over an year, it was a real tough task to lock on to the correct parameters to check , so as to make a sound purchase.
🔹️I would also like to share my journey of this selection process, in case it helps any fellow buyer, as believe me, there is a lot more to look for beyond mere advertised read write speed.
⭐Bit lengthy but worth reading before shelling out 10 grand.
❗Also please note that proceed only after verification that you have a SATA 3, 6 GBPs system, otherwise for laptops with the older sata versions 1 or 2 , the data transfer speeds will be restricted & be a lot less.
🎯 FIX THE SIZE :
There is no way ahead, unless you decide what’s the size that you are looking for.
🔹️If you are planning on using it as a bootup drive then go for no less than 512 GB and if you are into games, you can go for anything up to 2 TB depending upon your budget.
🔶️For gaming though, I suggest you to go for blazing fast nvme drives provided you have that slot.
If you have two drive slots – one can be nvme for bootup & sata ssd for storage.
🔹️Even if you are not into games – I would suggest not to go below 512 GB as a future proof measure considering the ever-increasing application and software installation sizes.
🔹️For any storage or bootup drive anything is good provided you keep 10 % space free, for optimum disk performance and speed.
♦️I decided to go for 1TB SATA SSD version to be used as a simple storage drive.
🔹️For boot up drive, I purchased an Adata SX 8200 pro nvme drive.
🔹️Out of 1 TB, I got around 931.5 GB of usable space.
🔹️Also talking about its physical size, most Sata SSDs are now 7 mm wide but any thing of width 7 mm or 9.5 mm would fit just fine in the sata slot.
🔹️An extra rubber adaptor for levelling up the 7 mm drive to 9.5 mm, is also given with this drive pack.
🎯 QLC, TLC or MLC:
This is another very critical deciding feature as it represents the data packing density per cell.
🔹️The QLC is the latest technology and stands for Quad level cell and contains 4 bits per cell.
Samsung Qvo is such example.
In a similar fashion:
🔹️TLC – Triple level cell & contains 3 bits per cell. (Pretty fast with decent reliability & cost)
🔹️MLC – Multi level cell & contains 2 bits per cell ( Super-fast and reliable but very costly )
🔹️SLC – Single level Cell & contains 1 bits per cell. (Super-fast and reliable but extremely costly)
However, with increased data density - the price per GB, write endurance, sustained read write speeds of the drive and the drive reliability goes down.
🔹️So in short, I would suggest to, go for a TLC Drive which is an optimum compromise between cost and reliability especially when you are going to install an OS on it.
🔹️Constant data rewrite would not affect its data and speed reliability in such case.
🔹️If it is to be used as a storage drive for general data , then you can surely go for a QLC drive like the Samsung QVO and others.
🔹️MLC & SLC drives are way too costly and impractical for normal users and are mostly meant for servers.
♦️The MX500 is an improved version of BX500 with better controller TLC drive and other parameters also in favour of purchase.
🎯DRAM or DRAM LESS:
🔹️This is another important deciding factor, nowadays in the market many SSDs are coming without any of their own Dynamic RAM and utilise the system RAM to cut on the price margins but in the longer run, it suffers in speed and endurance especially while writing, hence, I would still suggest going for “with DRAM” SSDs.
🔹️Here, in crucial MX500 The DRAM cache is around 1 GB, unlike many other budget dram less drives.
🔆Crucial P1 , is one Dram less, QLC based drive and is surely a lower range option.
🔹️This would result in sustained speed endurance over time.
🎯SPEED & THERMAL MANAGEMENT:
I read so many reviews on various sites about some of the fastest drives and found Samsung to definitely lead in most cases.
However in case of Sata SSDs, generally all drives have a range of around 500 MB per sec - some a few more & some a few less , so if you are confident about your brand , just go for it.
🤏 A slight variation of 30 to 40 MB per sec won’t make much of a difference.
🔹️Samsung EVO are good in speeds but are very costly in comparison.
🔹️Further to note is the SLC caching feature in drives, which again, by virtue of its single level architecture is very fast in read write operations.
♦️ I have an HP omen with core i7 8750H processor , Nvidia 1070 GTX graphics card & a 16 GB 2666 MHz RAM.
In multiple tests, with even fan on – it generally gave a read write speed of 540 to 500 MB per sec which is similar to the advertised speed.
🔹️Faster speeds come in handy when playing games or high-resolution videos or doing some heavy video editing jobs.
♦️This drive temperatures were pretty stable too & below 50 degrees Celsius at all times so no issues in cooling.
🎯BRAND RELIABILITY, WARRANTY & SERVICE CENTRE AVAILABILITY:
This is another very critical feature to look for in practical terms .
🔹️Check for multiple product reviews to ensure low failure rate and high product reliability. Samsung, Western digital, crucial, Kingston, Adata, Transcend etc are some good brands.
🔹️If the drive supports low parity bit checking then depending upon the effective algorithm of error checking by drive onboard controller , one can expect a better reliability.
🔹️Check for warranty periods offered, the more the better.
🔹️Service centre availability is another major thing to look for, in case you need their help.
❗Some companies like Adata will only allow in-person submission of faulty drives at their service centers in india , which could be a big trouble.
♦️Crucial MX500 comes with 5 years of warranty and has many service centres across india.
🔹️This is the Terabyte Write capacity of the drive before the drive storage starts degrading. In most cases it is more than too much, so do not worry too much for this figure.
♦️In MX500, the TBW offered is 360 TB which is quite a good endurance rating compared to most SSDs.
🔆For a basic idea, It basically means that for a given warranty of 5 years you can practically write like 197 GB data per day up to 5 years.
🎯 COST :
You can Keep the selected drive in your Wishlist and in event of any sale, you can surely have a good margin at prices.
🔹️For information, Samsung & WD are mostly overpriced, so you can go for alternate good manufacturers like Crucial Adata, Corsair , Kingston etc which also offer good speeds and reliability.
🔹️I got this crucial MX500 for 9646 bucks in a sale against 10700 as regular price, which is decent enough.
🎯FINAL VERDICT :
I shortlisted the crucial MX500 after comparing and reading about a lot many drives and essential parameters and by far now, I am fully satisfied with its speed and temperature management.
It is very much comparable to Samsung drive & with its new micron 64-bit TLC controller and I do not see the need to spend any extra bucks just for brand reputation.
🤏For record, micron which is the parent company for crucial , is the designer of the onboard drive controller for a majority of other brands.
♻️ Do let me know if my review was helpful through comments or clicking helpful tab below.
I have built well over 20 PCs in my time and this is the first time I’ve used crucial,now I bought this drive because it was £30 cheaper than the Samsung but I needed two disc so I bought one of each crucial and a Samsung,fitting was easy but using the transfer data was completely different story, the Samsung software was a dream and couldn’t be any easier....however crucial transfer was a nightmare to a point I actually phoned there I.T help line and all she could say when I gave her the error code is....I don’t know what that is I have never heard it? That was until I told her it’s on the crucial forums own website and it’s listed there from people posting help on there page for last 5years ?.....don’t you read the community forum on your help page how can you not know?.....however she was very polite and I did sort the problem my self....So if you want a backup drive then crucial is a great buy at the moment but if you have to use there windows transfer you may have problems
The reason for my 3-star rating relates to the free software Crucial provides (via download from their website) to clone data from one drive to the other. I downloaded it without problem and started the program, only to be told in a pop-up box that the software only works if you're transferring from an existing Crucial drive. As my old drive was Intel, the free software wouldn't work. But, of course, the site then offered a "full" version of the software for $49 USD which would allow me to clone from the Intel drive. Well, I said, "Forget that!" (Although using a slightly different word starting with an F). I found some pretty good freeware on the web, called MiniTool Partition Wizard, that did the job quickly and easily. So, just a heads up to prospective purchasers, if you're replacing a drive that's not the Crucial brand, you'll need to either buy the full version of Crucial's cloning software (hahahaha, yeah right), or use some freeware off the web. I thought this was pretty cheap of Crucial, and I'm not impressed; hence, I dock two stars from this review.
* Helpful votes always appreciated *
Fairly straightforward (though time consuming) NB after checking instructions carefully and watching videos via Crucial Website, and also some DIY vids specific for Lifebook laptop. Unless you know it all already this is really important / helpful!! Take your time and follow it carefully. Best to print out, or I have it visible on a 2nd device. Make sure you backup important disk content to an external drive first. You obviously then have to clone the existing laptop hard drive. You will need to download Acronis software for this (from Crucial website). This hung up on 1st attempt, and I think one or two steps varied slightly from expected.
You need to have/buy a USB SSD connector. I got a Sabrent cable from Amzn which was fine. Also a precision screwdriver set. There was an adhesive spacer supplied in the Crucial pack which was needed as the SSD was thinner than previous drive.
Dislikes: The process takes a while.
Likes: I'm not very tech savvy but it all worked pretty smoothly. The laptop is now MUCH faster, especially on boot up (probs <25% of previous time). I had also just upgraded to 16MB RAM (but the SSD upgrade made a much bigger difference). I have now switched Windows 7 to 10 and it runs absolutely fine (still a free upgrade if you are considering it as of July 2020).
Overall delighted I took the plunge.
Swapping over the SSD was a matter of following Youtube videos and I found it easy.
The one snag I did come across was after I fitted the new SSD and was setting up the Macbook for the first time. Apparently, you need to set the local time for the computer manually or else it won't boot up. After I did that, the Macbook went through the usual motions a new computer would to set up your various accounts.
I now have a Macbook with increased RAM (bought earlier) and an SSD four times the storage size. Perfect!