Crucial M500 480GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - CT480M500SSD1

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Super Fast, High Quality Drive

on 6/11/2013

The speed of this drive is amazing regardless of the type of file you are working with. It is an easy to set up high quality drive. We did a massive amount of research about SSD drives before purchasing and Crucial drives are the very best. They don't disappoint.

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Great SSD, but be aware!

on 12/15/2013

This is a great SSD, from a top notch manufacturer, and a heck of a value. But, do be aware that if you update the firmware to the latest version you may run into serious issues! After updating my system would erratically freeze. After much searching and trial and error, it seems that you need to update your Intel chip drivers (rapid storage) to resolve this. I was really surprised that Crucial did not mention this anywhere on there website, and instead cost me hours of frustration.

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Product Overview

For consumers | Transform your system’s performance.
New interfaces and multitasking demands require more from your system than perhaps ever before. From connecting instantly with friends and accessing apps, websites, and playlists online, to simultaneously streaming videos and downloading files, your computer is faced with an entirely new set of performance expectations that a hard drive struggles to meet. That’s where the Crucial M500 SSD comes in. With speeds dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn't just a storage upgrade - it's a complete system transformation. From its nearly instantaneous boot times, powerful data transfer speeds, increased multitasking capability, and rock-solid reliability, the Crucial M500 delivers dramatic performance gains - all at an affordable price.

For businesses | Secure your data. Protect your customers’ privacy.
Your data is your competitive advantage. Whether it’s the inside information on your latest product or your customers’ credit card numbers, information in the wrong hands has the potential to devastate your business. The best strategy for protecting your sensitive data is to implement a defense, one that includes top-level hardware-based encryption. The Crucial M500 SSD is a self-encrypting drive (SED) based on the rigorous standards established by the TCG Opal specification. Combined with applications like Microsoft BitLocker or Wave Systems’ EMBASSY Trust suite, our AES 256-bit hardware encryption engine (that’s integrated into the controller of the Crucial M500) allows the drive to operate at full speed without the performance loss that’s typically associated with non-SED drives using software-based encryption technology.

For all users | Consistently fast speeds. No exceptions.
No matter what kind of files you’re working with on a Crucial SSD, you’ll experience high speeds with no drop in performance across different file types. Unlike other SSDs on the market, Crucial SSDs treat all files the same, regardless of whether they’re compressed or uncompressed. While many SSDs on the market achieve faster speeds by using file compression, many of the most common file types can’t be compressed, resulting in SSDs that often deliver slower speeds than advertised. This is important because the files most people use every day – videos, mp3s, advanced graphic files and zip files - are compressed files and thus unable to be compressed any further. With a Crucial SSD, the specs we advertise are the same specs you’ll see in the real world.

Crucial SSDs. Performance you can trust.
Crucial is a brand of Micron, one of the largest NAND manufacturers in the world, and we design and develop our SSDs in-house using state-of-the-art 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. With our multi-billion dollar commitment to NAND development, our record of patent and process innovation, and our award-winning customer support team, we’re dedicated to quality. For you, that means your SSD has been designed with cutting-edge technology and it’s been rigorously tested and approved. Don’t settle for anything less.


Manufacturer Crucial
Mfg Part# CT480M500SSD1
SKU 248700836
UPC 649528764195
UPC 14 00649528764195
Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
Nearly instant boot times
Ample storage: available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB*
Includes top-level hardware encryption technology
Advanced controller technology and Micron custom firmware
Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive
Compatible with PC and Mac systems
Tech Specs
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 500 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 400 MBps
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 768 MBps (6 Gbps)
Product Type Solid State Drive
Manufacturer Part Number CT480M500SSD1.PK01
Manufacturer Crucial
Product Model M500
Product Name M500 480GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
Brand Name Crucial
Drive Type Internal
Height 1.2"
Width 2.0"
Depth 2.5"
Drive Height 1/8H
Drive Width 2.5"
Storage Capacity 480 GB
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