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Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD

B&H # CRM5002.5480 Mfr # CT480M500SSD1
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Product Highlights
  • 480GB Drive Capacity
  • SATA 6Gb/s Interface
  • Sustained Sequential Read up to 500MB/s
  • Sustained Sequential Write up to 400MB/s
  • Random Read up to 80,000 IOPS
  • Random Write up to 80,000 IOPS
  • 2.5" Form Factor
  • 1.2 Million Hours MTBF

The 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD from Crucial features 480GB of storage for saving everything from HD movies, to videos, photos, music and more. With solid state drive technology you benefit from enhanced read speeds of up to 500MB/s as well as write speeds in excess of 400MB/s. This 2.5" drive fits a variety of needs such as adding additional storage for notebook computers. Once installed the 1.2 million hours MTBF ensures piece of mind that the drive will work when you need it most.

Micron Quality
This solid state drive undergoes hundreds of SSD qualification tests and over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing.
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 enhanced hardware based encryption, enabling improved data security. With an AES 256-bit hardware encryption engine and TCG Opal 2.0 compliant firmware the drive can operate at full speed without the performance loss that's typically found in drives that use software-based encryption technology.
Capacity 480GB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer) 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer) 400MB/s
Random Read IOPS (4K) 80,000 IOPS
Random Write IOPS (4K) 80,000 IOPS
Form Factor 2.5"
NAND 20nm Micron MLC NND
MTBF 1.2 million hours
Endurance 72TB total bytes written (TBW)
Equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Compliance RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
Firmware Field upgradable firmware
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD
  • 7 mm to 9.5 mm Spacer
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    Crucial480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD
     
    4.7

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (23)
    • Quiet (23)
    • Fast (22)
    • Highly compatible (16)
    • Reliable (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Heavy duty user (19), Frequent user (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (17), Business (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      New life for old laptop

      Bought this for my wife who was complaining about her laptop slowing down.
      The RAM on her ACER was already maxed out so there wasn't a lot I could do except a larger and...Read complete review

      Bought this for my wife who was complaining about her laptop slowing down.
      The RAM on her ACER was already maxed out so there wasn't a lot I could do except a larger and speedier hard drive.
      This M500 fit the bill just fine.
      Installation was easy although I didn't have to deal with any cloning issues because I decided to a fresh install of Windows 7.
      For those who do want to clone, you'll have to find a SATA to USB cable or enclosure because neither are included.
      I did get one blue-screen shortly after installing but after a firmware update from Crucial and a second fresh install it's been happy thus far.
      The laptop only supports SATA-3 so I'm not getting the full benefit that this drive could provide but even still it's a noticeable improvement over the 5400RPM drive she had before.
      The difference isn't night and day and it didn't turn her old i3 into a Haswell i7 but to extend the useable life for an other year or two I think it was a reasonable investment.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      super fast but it needs firmware update

      replaced the HD in my macbook pro with this. now it starts very fast.
      I have to say , after installing the hd I noticed the fan in my macbook pro would...Read complete review

      replaced the HD in my macbook pro with this. now it starts very fast.
      I have to say , after installing the hd I noticed the fan in my macbook pro would kick in right away and the laptop would get very hot. I researhced online and I discovered the HD needs a firmware update that can be found on crucial's website. I have to say The firmware update for the mac is very flimsy , thanks to youtube I was able to do it very easily and now the HD runs smoothly.

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      5.0

      Fast and Reliable

      By imperetrix

      from Meridian, ID

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Multimedia

        Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

        Replaced a boot drive in my custom PC with the Crucial M500 some months ago and have gotten so used to the fast boot times and overall general speed boost that it's hard now to envision using a machine without an SSD. I ended up adding 2 more Crucial M500s to the machine for data drives. The result is a quieter, cooler and super-responsive machine. Highly recommended, have been great and totally reliable.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By Cali Gurl

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

            I bought this ssd hard drive to replace a sluggish 320GB 5400rpm in my MacBookPro 5,1

            I'm comfortable with changing out parts. Easy to install. I looked online for instructions. There are plenty of resources on the web including the reviews here.

            I prefer doing clean installs. It makes the MBP feel new again. Start up time is merely a few seconds. It used be a good 30-45 seconds with the old hd.

            I would have bought the larger capacity ssd 960GB if the budget allowed it.

            It's been running smoothly in my MBP for at least two weeks.

            One of the best deals out there!

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            3.0

            super fast but it needs firmware update

            By zebastian21

            from nyc

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

            replaced the HD in my macbook pro with this. now it starts very fast.
            I have to say , after installing the hd I noticed the fan in my macbook pro would kick in right away and the laptop would get very hot. I researhced online and I discovered the HD needs a firmware update that can be found on crucial's website. I have to say The firmware update for the mac is very flimsy , thanks to youtube I was able to do it very easily and now the HD runs smoothly.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great product great service

            By Ash

            from DC

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • A bit expensive

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

            This was addition to my Mac Mini i5 late 2011 model. It works great by making the SSD your boot disk it decreased the time it takes to boot by 25%. Which means is very fast.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Got exactly what I expected

            By Koyaanisqatsi

            from Atascadero, CA

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                Based on a SSD review at Tom's Hardware, I bought four of these to update some older computers in my house. These are not indicated in the review for stellar performance, but rather for being a great cost/performance option. And that's what you get. It's nice to have all the standard benefits of SSD - quiet, low power, much faster than a HD. But it's not the fastest SSD by a small margin. MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE THE FIRMWARE once it's installed.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                super fast and reliable

                By Jeff

                from Foster City, CA

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Multimedia

                  Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                  My mac mini is awesome now. Boots in 25 seconds.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding

                  By pabloantoine

                  from rockville, MD

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Multimedia

                    Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                    I moved my Mac Pro Boot Drive on this SSD and it rocks. The speed increased to 4 times in my guess. You don't hear the drive searching all the time and I love how fast and quiet everything works now.
                    For a boot drive the capacity is just fine.
                    I had ordered 2 more Crucial SSDs before this one -128 and 240 GB- and knew already one can't go wrong with them. If not for the capacity issue, they would make rotational drives obsolete already.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    4.0

                    New life for old laptop

                    By GJW

                    from Bay Area, CA

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                        Bought this for my wife who was complaining about her laptop slowing down.
                        The RAM on her ACER was already maxed out so there wasn't a lot I could do except a larger and speedier hard drive.
                        This M500 fit the bill just fine.
                        Installation was easy although I didn't have to deal with any cloning issues because I decided to a fresh install of Windows 7.
                        For those who do want to clone, you'll have to find a SATA to USB cable or enclosure because neither are included.
                        I did get one blue-screen shortly after installing but after a firmware update from Crucial and a second fresh install it's been happy thus far.
                        The laptop only supports SATA-3 so I'm not getting the full benefit that this drive could provide but even still it's a noticeable improvement over the 5400RPM drive she had before.
                        The difference isn't night and day and it didn't turn her old i3 into a Haswell i7 but to extend the useable life for an other year or two I think it was a reasonable investment.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Great Product, Excellent B&H Service

                        By quigmark

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                            Breathed new life into a 2011 iMac.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Fast boot.

                            By DRB

                            from IL

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                Increased boot time on one of my computers. Down from over 2 minutes to 20 seconds.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Late 2008 MacBook Pro Running Great

                                By Melzac

                                from Alabama

                                Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                I installed the drive with no issues, my computer boots up faster and seems to be running fine. It does feel like I got a new computer. I also upgraded to Mavericks and Protools 11 at the same time no problems so far.

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                                4.0

                                Good product.

                                By Ric

                                from NYC

                                Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                Good drive, especially for price. Easy installation. No hiccups since installed in laptop. Customer service @ B&H is +++ (picked up drive from their Superstore).

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Value for Quality

                                By OntologicalShock

                                from Johnson City, TN

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • Gaming
                                • High-End Multimedia

                                Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                I purchased this drive as a dedicated gaming drive on my PC. It performs significantly faster in loading and access times during gaming. Considering the quality of this drive versus its cost, this was a great purchase that I might make again in the near future.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Solid State of the union

                                By KK

                                from FL

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                    Installation was easy. Wanted a hard drive in my laptop that would handle bumps and bruises better as I have lost two in less than a year.

                                    So far working great. Computer boots up faster. The price was good too. Amazing how much these have dropped in price.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    best cost-benefit for big brand 7mm

                                    By gcb

                                    from los angeles

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • 7mm

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                        There is nothing to say about SSDs nowadays. stressing over performance or life is moot. They are all the same, with either toshiba or samsung flash memory chip insides. It is now just a matter of trying to find the ones with toshiba chips, avoiding shady brands (but not ignoring newcomers) and looking for the best price benefit. This one is the best at the moment, for who needs a 7mm one. if you can use a 9mm, go for it as they are cheaper.

                                        This one tries to differentiate itself from the rest by adding some security features, but take my word from it. You will never ever use it.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Good SSD Good Price

                                        By Wisani

                                        from Los Angeles

                                        Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                        Crucial as long been a good source for RAM and SSDs, having use them over the years almost exclusively, I am very familiar with the quality of their products. B&H offers their products at excellent prices, and the combination of the two make for an excellent experience.

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                                        5.0

                                        SSD by Crucial

                                        By Larry V

                                        from Cambridge, MA

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Fast
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • High-End Multimedia

                                          Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                          To replace a standard SATA drive in a Macbook Pro. The boot-up time and opening of programs is quick.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Made my macbook pro like new

                                          By Bryan

                                          from Seattle, WA

                                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Fast
                                          • Quiet
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • High-End Multimedia
                                            • Pro Design Work

                                            Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                            I have a mid-2010 macbook pro and was tired of it being sluggish. Bought this and did a fresh install and wow the speed increase is amazing. Installation was easy and straightforward. Startup times are mere seconds now. Application load times are a fraction of the time compared to the stock HDD. Everything seems to be zippier. Can't think of anything negative to say about it.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Solid SSD upgrade

                                            By animusmusic

                                            from Philadelphia, PA

                                            Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                            I got this SSD to upgrade from my 7200 HD... SSD gave my computer that new feel again!!!

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent - Just as good as M4

                                            By sphen

                                            from Milford, CT

                                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Fast
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Quiet
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Crucial 480GB M500 2.5" Internal SSD:

                                                was a little hesitant at first as i was very happy with the M4's that i have out in the field and we knew exactly what firmware to use etc on our Mac's. The speed and reliability seems to be a non-issue with the M500 -- we have installed a handful so far with no issues. i would recommend this line of SSD.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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