Crucial M500 manual

Crucial M500

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M500 SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive
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 data transfer speeds that are radically 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 aordable price.
Ample storage capacity with plenty of choice.
Available in capacities up to terabyte-class, the Crucial M500 SSD provides plenty of storage for your
ever-growing collection of photos, videos, music, and important documents. Based on your storage
needs, choose between a 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, or 960GB
drive and access your programs and files
almost as soon as you click on them. If you prefer to store your data on an external backup drive, in
the cloud, or on your home network, opt for a smaller capacity. Or if you’d rather have everything
in one place, choose one of our larger sizes. Whichever capacity you choose, our selection ensures
that you’re able to find a drive that’s the right combination of storage, performance, and price.
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 dierent 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.
• Radically faster than a hard drive
• Nearly instantaneous boot times
• Ample storage: available in
capacities up to terabyte-class
• Extensive quality and reliability
testing built into every drive
• Three-year limited warranty
• Compatible with PC and
For more information on how our
SSDs undergo hundreds of quality
tests and over a thousand hours of
prerelease validation testing, visit

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Product specifications

SSD capacity   480 GB
Read speed   500
Write speed   400
Memory type   MLC
Data transfer rate   6
Random read (4KB) 80000
Random write (4KB) 80000
Security algorithms   -
S.M.A.R.T. support yes
Hardware encryption yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF)   1200000
Endurance rating (for 5 years) 40
Windows operating systems supported   yes
Mac operating systems supported   yes
SSD form factor M.2
RoHS compliance   yes
Certification CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
Other features
Internal   yes
Product colour   Green
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)   0 - 70
Weight & dimensions
Width   - mm
Depth   - mm
Height   - mm
Packaging data
Manual yes
Quick start guide   yes

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