|Item model number||CT2000MX500SSD1Z|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Linux, Mac|
|Item Weight||0.32 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||2 TB|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||January 9, 2018|
Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560MB/s - CT2000MX500SSD1(Z)
|Compatible Devices||This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept 2.5" 7mm SATA drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 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 upto 95k/90k on all file types
- Accelerated by micron 3D NAND technology, Crucial 5 year limited warranty
- 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
- Product ships in Amazon Certified frustration free packaging (may differ from Retail Packaging depicted in product collateral)
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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||mac, windows||Desktop||Mac, PC||Desktop||This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept 2.5" 7mm SATA drives|
|Data Transfer Rate||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||8 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drive, Internal Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||—||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB||500 GB||1 TB||1 TB||2000 GB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||—||2.50 inches||—||2.50 inches|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||PCIE x 4||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac, Linux||PC, Mac||PC, Mac, Linux||PC & Mac||PC||PC; Mac|
|Item Dimensions||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches||0.28 x 3.96 x 2.75 inches||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches|
|Item Weight||0.32 ounces||3.04 ounces||0.20 ounces||1.31 ounces||1.76 ounces||0.35 ounces|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||560 MB/s||—||—||545MB/s||—||560 MB/s|
Start your system in seconds, store up to 2TB of data, and upgrade with an SSD you can count on. Join more and more people who are keeping their family videos, travel photos, music, and important documents on an SSD, and get the near-instant performance and lasting reliability that comes with solid state storage. Upgrade with the Crucial MX500 SSD, a drive built on quality, speed, and security that's all backed by helpful service and support. Even if you've never installed an SSD, don't fear – our step-by-step guide walks you through the process to make installation easy. It's worth it.
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After talking to Crucial's tech support, I found out that I would have to pay for shipping if I want to replace the drive under warranty, so keep that in mind.
I also found out that Crucial wants you to connect the drive to power for 20 minutes, then disconnect it, and then try it again. According to their support person that "very often" fixes the drive. You can decide for yourself whether you want to trust a drive with your data if it just randomly shuts itself down and needs to be revived like this.
ALSO -- another reviewer mentioned Acronis auto-rebooting to clone -- this (maybe) depends on your current partition scheme or particular hardware, or maybe on your OS & version. In my case (Windows 10 ver 1709), once I selected "Automatic" mode & set "Source" & "Target" then "Proceed" -- a toast popped up about "Locking Source disk . . " & next the Cloning progress bar opened right over the Windows Desktop (I was, of course, Locked Out from doing anything else -- but mine did Clone directly from Windows 10)
IMPORTANT (probably?) -- Crucial's guides do say to LEAVE YOUR NEWLY-CLONED SSD PLUGGED TO USB, UNTIL THE COMPUTER IS FULLY SHUTDOWN. When my Cloning completed & gave prompt to "Shutdown now," I wondered if Windows "Fast Start" would write another "hiber.fil" to disk -- so I opened Command Prompt (as Admin) & entered "shutdown.exe /s /f /t 0" -- then worried if that was a mistake (not in Crucial's instructions). I can report it did work though -- once I got the MX500 SSD installed & laptop back together, it booted fine first time, and no issues since. So the "shutdown.exe /s /f /t 0" command will work (though probably not necessary)
Just wanted to clarify some points ( & hopefully help) after seeing some who struggled finding/ Activating the Acronis software, or who described a different cloning process (maybe due to hardware/OS involved ?) As described below, I found the process fairly simple -- so long as you launch from Crucial's Online SSD Install guide (crucial(dotcom)/support/ssd -- then scroll down & find it)
This was my 3rd HDD to SSD upgrade for various family laptops (all Crucial brand, did two "MX300" about a year ago, this newer model "MX500" just now), & have to say -- Crucial, with the current Acronis download they provide SSD customers, have made disk-cloning absolutely simple. The last Acronis I had used still required creating a "USB Tools" stick, booting from that to clone, so Windows drive could be unmounted for the process -- This Current Acronis can successfully "lock" the internal drive, so you can clone right from the Windows Environment, to your new SSD plugged into USB (via SATA3/USB adapter cable or HDD-to-USB enclosure -- if you don't have one, will need to order w/ your SSD).
Actually, Crucial has made the entire "Drive Swap" aspect of the upgrade easy-peasy, between their Acronis partner software & detailed online guides. Big problem I have is the trend toward Fully-Internal batteries in today's slimmer-lighter notebooks -- prying one open without bumping the Power Button into an accidental half-open boot can be a sphincter-clenching experience. Once that battery is unplugged, swapping the fresh -cloned SSD into the caddy or bracketry & connecting SATA3 is simple -- then the issue of snapping the laptop all back together without pinching LCD/Touchscreen/WiFi Antenna cables is again tense (YouTube >> search your Model "disassembly" -- stiff plastic guitar-pick to pry -- PATIENCE & deep breaths).
The Upside -- speed/ less power/ less heat/ less weight/ Silence -- of SSD over HDD are true of all, or at least "known-brands" like Samsung/ SanDisk/ PNY/ Kingston, etc, as well as this "Crucial" (Micron) brand. May not want to trust your Data/ OS/ & entire boot-process to an "off-brand" for the sake of a few dollars (I wouldn't) -- but for the big names, your choice probably rests as much on your comfort-level with the Cloning Tools/ Guides/ Support offered by a particular brand as on price. Shop & compare similar tech (ie, 3D NAND) of similar generations, & be sure you are comparing "consumer grade" with "consumer grade" and "Pro" with "Pro" -- you'll likely find prices of similar size-class are within a few dollars, brand to brand. For myself, I'm 3 for 3 now with Crucial "MX-" series SSD's -- given my skill-level, I'm thrilled with Crucial !!
Couple of things, post-install . . . .
1. Windows 10 has "Drive Optimaztion" (de-frag) turned ON by default -- most sources say this is pointless on an SSD (no platter to spin or Read/Write head to move -- Solid State drives can access any cell, any time, at pretty much same speed), and *may* even be detrimental to an SSD. The firmware may scatter files & data for cell "wear-leveling," and we Don't want Windows clumping that back up. So tap "Start" begin typing "optimize" & click the top result "Defragment and Optimize Drives" -- when it opens, click to Highlight your "C:\\" drive in top box, click the "Advanced" button below, and UN-check "Run on a Schedule. . ."
2. For "typical" users, you should go back to Crucial's support/ssd website, download & install "Crucial Storage Executive." Once you have it open, click "Momentum Cache" & then "Enable." Pro-users have pointed out in other reviews (see "MX300 series" reviews) there are lighter, more efficient tools for managing an SSD -- if you're a Pro, you know what they are. For the rest of us, Crucial makes things simple with Storage Executive
3. My "MX500" SSD went in a Dell Inspiron 3169 (Core m3 - 6th gen) & this laptop has 4 GB DDR3L soldered on -- no SODIMM slots at all. I've noticed Q&A on some other laptops with a single SODIMM (factory 4 GB) ask about upgrading to 8GB -- if you have a laptop/notebook with only 4 GB and an HDD, I'd recommend the SSD upgrade FIRST. Extra RAM shows on Heavy-Multi-tasking or intensive video editing -- the SSD improves Performance on EVERYTHING, every day. Besides, the much faster Read/Write of an SSD vastly improves paging file access (Windows "Virtual Memory" or Linux "swap space") -- many "typical" users *might* find 4 GB RAM is enough, with SSD paging . . .
I chose this brand because their website had information showing that it is compatible with my exact brand and model of desktop. They also had excellent instructions on their website for how to clone my old hard drive to the new one.
- Easy installation
- Easy to clone old hard drive (needed some extra devices / products to help with this)
- It was like my computer was exactly the same - all my programs and files were just there with the cloning process and now its super fast.
- The cloning software on Crucial's site is called Acronis. Not sure if this more recently available than some of the other reviews on here.
- Lightening fast boot up
- Bios instantly recognized the SSD as the boot drive. I didn't have to do any additional configuration.
- Information on Crucial's website was very helpful
- The cloning process involves some additional equipment like a SATA to USB cable that you'll use just one time. I bought this one: Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch SATA Hard Drive Adapter [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] (EC-SSHD)
- It wasn't clear from Crucial's information that I would need to purchase a converter kit from the 2.5 inch drive to a 3.5 inch bay.
Every desktop and laptop is different, so the extra equipment you will need may be different from mine.
1. Be sure to back up all of your files prior to doing anything.
2. With the power to your computer OFF and UNPLUGGED, open the case and identify where your current hard drive is located. Figure out how it is mounted. Mine had rails that screwed in to the front of the bay and attached to the hard drive.
3. You'll probably need a converter kit if you're installing it on a desktop computer. Just search for 2.5 to 3.5 hard drive converter and you should find some options.
4. Buy a new SATA cable so you are getting the maximum performance from your new SSD. I bought this one: Monoprice 18-Inch SATA III 6.0 Gbps Cable with Locking Latch and 90-Degree Plug - Blue
5. Cloning is the easiest way to go, which means your operating system, files, software and everything need to be transferred from your old hard drive to your new one. The Acronis software from Crucial's website made this easy. There were a few little quirks with this:
a. The SSD has to be plugged into the PC, otherwise you cannot install the software. This is where the SATA to USB cable comes in real handy.
b. The software gives you the options of automatic or manual settings for cloning. On the SSD, you do not need a partition. There is no performance gain to this, so if your old hard drive is partitioned, you might want to choose the manual settings. I did the manual settings, just to make sure the software was reading the correct drives.
c. When you start the cloning process, you'll get a message that the PC needs to be restarted. You have to let it restart. When it does, the computer will go into a mode that is controlled by the Acronis software and it will start the cloning process. There is a check box to "Shut down when complete". Leave that checked.
d. Depending on how big your old hard drive is, this process will take SEVERAL HOURS. I started mine before I went to bed and everything was done when I woke up. It was probably about 3 hrs. Anyway, my point is that it's not something you'll finish in one evening.
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HDD is like plain empty space where you keep filling data in FIFO manner.(First In First Out).
SSD on the other hand is like a "mini-computer" in itself. It is not just an empty space to fill. There is hundreds of operations that happens when writing and reading the data. There is a dedicated micro-computer/processor inside an SSD. It has it's own cache, it's own programming etc. So, it is like having a small computer within your computer that allocates space, manages read/write operations. You even have firmware upgrades to your SSD.
That is why just "Price/GB = Value" formula won't work on SSD.
Now, every company has their way of programming their product. There are various types of NAND modes in SSD like SLC, MLC, TLC, eMLC, QLC.. where SLC is most expensive but very durable and suitable for enterprise/business. QLC being cheapest but less durable.
I have both Samsung 860EVO and Crucial MX500. Below is my analysis:
When you compare it Samsung 860EVO, refer the images that I've attached. From the first test,(less memory written for less number of times] it seems Samsung is clear winner.. but hold on...
If you see the next set of images, where more memory is written more number of times, you'll see there is a significant drop in Samsung's performance. This is what I mentioned about internal programming of SSD. Where as you'll see Crucial MX500's speed is almost same in both cases. (Consistency).
Ofcourse, I've also attached HDD performance, clearly it'll show why you should upgrade to SSD from HDD.
So, my conclusion, --> Samsung SSD are suited for smaller amount memory which are written less frequently.
Crucial MX500 --> Suited for steady, long term, non spiking performance.
Even you can go for ADATA SSDs they are reliable but the cheaper ones will be little slower because of QLC type.
FINAL VERDICT:- For a difference of 1000+ Rupees, if you are a home user with normal gaming and storage stuffs, go for Crucial MX500 SSD. It is actually of high quality and serves the purpose very well.
I have been using both Samsung and Crucial and I didn't notice any practical difference when copying, reading, writing, gaming etc on both. They are identical in performance for human perception. Crucial is actually better in some aspects.
What to be aware of?
Package comes with a small square shaped extra metal. It was of no use to me.
The firmware on my SSD was already updated and latest.
You can download Crucial SSD software for authentication, future firmware upgrade etc.
You buy 500GB but only get 465GB usable. Well, this is the case with all memory devices and the 7% loss actually helps for random file operations.
For first time buyers, I hope this was helpful. :-)
I chose this, turns out you get the drive in an unsealed plastic case. Mine arrived with finger marks on the drive itself which made me a little suspicious. I installed the drive, formatted it and found I was getting ridiculous slow write speeds (0.7mb/s). Tried on a different cable / buss, same result. Just out of interest I ran a file recovery app to search for deleted files (I hadn't deleted any myself) ... after a few moments I was able to recover files from someone else!
So this drive is either customer return or... what? Second hand? Presumably it was returned because of the slow write speed. Anyway, no more frustration free packaging for me - I'll take frustration over a dodgy drive any day!
J'ai acheté un disque SSD. J'ai pu constaté à réception que l'étiquette de garantie constructeur n'était plus vierge.
Mais pire que cela, comme le montre les photos le vendeur a tenté de masquer la violation de l'étiquette de garantie en collant 2 à 3 étiquettes au dessus de l'étiquette constructeur.
En plus, le spacer qui doit être fourni dans la boite était absent.
Per farla breve il disco era usato...
Mi affretto a fare anche qualche benchmark e cosa ancora peggiore, non ottengo numeri da crucial mx500...
Quindi penso "ho ricevuto un fake!" e mando alcune mail al supporto tecnico crucial (pessimo... Alcune risposte sembravano venire da analfabeti informatici)... Chiedo allora alla crucial community (us) e dopo un po' un tizio mi suggerisce di provare a fare il secure erase dalla suite crucial... Io il secure erase finora l'avevo pensato come una procedura per mettere al sicuro i dati quando si rivende o si regala un disco, comunque dato che il disco era usato mi sembra subito una buona idea... Lo effettuo però dalla chiavetta live di mint, per mia comodità.
Reinstallo win10, eseguo un benchmark, et voilà... Problema risolto e prestazioni come da aspettative.
Ora... È verissimo che in queste recensioni si debba dare un giudizio innanzi tutto sul prodotto, ma per colpa di Amazon io ho dovuto sbattermi non poco e mi sono anche preoccupato tantissimo di aver ricevuto un falso, tutto questo in un periodo in cui ho pochissimo tempo libero.
Oltretutto questa è la seconda volta che ricevo merce usata, su un centinaio di articoli, non su un migliaio... Giudicando la mia esperienza con questo prodotto una stella è quel che mi sento di dare.
Samsung 850 EVO - Disco duro sólido (500 GB, Serial ATA III, 540 MB/s, 2.5"), negro
En cuanto a las comparaciónes de las características de ambos, que podemos encontrar en los "Benchmark" que existen por la web, vemos que tienen similares características y respuestas, por lo que cualquiera de estos dos SDD es una excelente opción para comprar, ya que en el momento de escribir estas líneas, están en Amazon al mismo precio. En el momento que bajen alguno de los dos (como ocurrió el día del Prime Day) ese sería, en mi opinión, el disco duro a elegir, si el precio es similar, quizás el Samsung es la mejor opción por los comentarios de los compradores, aunque esto último es relativo y es una apreciación personal.
En el caso del Crucial MX500 estas son:
- Incoporpora Micron ® 3D NAND.
- Soporta hasta SATA 6.0Gb/s (existen tres velocidades SATA I (1.5Gb/s), SATA II (3.0Gb/s) and SATA III (6.0Gb/s)).
- 560 MB/s de lectura secuencial y 510 MB/s escritura máxima.
- Garantía de 5 años por el fabricante (para España sólo 3).
En el caso del Samsung 850 esta son:
- Tecnología 3D V-NAND de Samsung.
- Interfaz SATA 6 Gb/s, compatible con el interfaz SATA 3 Gb/s & SATA 1,5 Gb/s.
- Hasta 540MB/s de lectura secuencial y 520MB/s de escritura
- Garantía de 5 años por el fabricante.
Otra opción es comprar el Crucial MX500 de 1Tb que tiene una relación precio/Gbyte excelente, pero era demasiado caro para mí, si el precio sigue rondando los 170 euros seguirá siendo una compra recomendable.
Experiencia de compra
En cuanto a mi experiencia de compra, puntualizo lo siguiente. En el momento de comprarlo existía dos opciones: paquete abre fácil o con caja original, un poco más caro. El paquete abre fácil consiste en que el disco duro te lo envían en dentro de un blíster de plástico con las instrucciones de uso y con un sobre de cartón, tal y como he mostrado en las fotografías. En mi opinión algo nefasto por que no protege el producto de golpes, al menos un sobre acolchado tendría que haberse incluido, por ser el producto del que se trata, aun así llegó en perfectas condiciones.
Lo primero que hice es comprobar las horas de uso del disco duro, dicha comprobación dio por resultado que era un disco duro completamente nuevo y sin usar.
En mi caso monté el SSD como disco duro principal de mi portátil, sustituyendo el anterior por este y el normal lo he colocado en sustitución del grabador DVD del portátil, comprando para ello un adaptador.
Como el SSD ya venía formateado realicé la instalación desde cero de Windows 10 en él, decir que si tienes licencia original digital del sistema operativo, una vez que este se instala correctamente, esa licencia digital se actualiza y no se pierde. Teniendo de nuevo tu licencia completamente legal y activa.
Una vez montado y probado, el resultado es excepcional, se nota una enormidad el cambio de disco duro, el arranque es inmediato, la ejecución de aplicaciones, la instalación, etc., rejuvenece el ordenador en cuanto a velocidad de ejecución, es increíble lo que influye.
Es recomendable instalar la aplicación Crucial Storage Executive desde la página de Crucial, te da información de la salud del disco duro entre otras y además permite actualizar el firmware del propio disco duro de forma fácil y cómoda. Ojo, en mí caso utilizando el actualizador automático de la aplicación hizo que entrara el sistema operativo en bucle, al estropear el sector de arranque, error reconocido por ellos, solución en mi caso: volver a instalar Windows 10 de nuevo. Por lo tanto para evitar problemas actualizar el firmware desde el propio fichero del firmware descargado, no desde la opción automática del Crucial Storage Executive.
Cosas que me ha gustado
- Disco duro excelente al precio que lo compré, aun al precio actual lo sigue siendo, se nota una barbaridad el rendimiento del portátil con el instalado.
- Al ser una memoria, no tiene ruido.
- Al precio idéntico tanto el de Samsung como el Crucial es una excelente opción de compra.
- Soporte en la web del fabricante tanto en software como en actualizaciones de firmware.
Cosas que no me han gustado
- El envío con escasa protección, aunque el producto sea nuevo sin usar, al menos un sobre acolchado sería lo ideal.
Recomendable sin dudar por la relación calidad precio que tiene y por el rendimiento excelente. En la semana que llevo de uso, es el día y la noche en cuanto a velocidad de ejecución y de arranque con respecto al disco duro normal que tenía.
Espero que esta opinión sea de utilidad.
Edición después de un mes de uso.
No he tenido ningún problema con el por ahora, ni pérdida de sistema operativo, ni sectores defectuosos ni nada por el estilo. Creo que los principales problemas que se presentan es al realizar la clonación, así que si es posible realizad una instalación desde cero del Windows 10.
El rendimiento sigue siendo el mismo, la temperatura sigue siendo baja y ninguna perdida de datos y sectores defectuoso, usado como disco principal con sistema operativo, encantado con el SSD.
Casi dos años después el disco duro sigue funcionando perfectamente no se ha degradado en absoluto, mi uso principal ofimática general, algunas descargas, etc nada de juegos, pero lo recomiendo, ha salido realmente bueno.