CES 2018: Crucial MX500 SSDs with up to 560 MB/s Transfer Speeds


By building upon the MX300 series, Crucial has announced its MX500 series of SSDs, at CES 2018, which sport sequential read speeds of up to 560 Mb/s. The MX500 SSDs are rated 30 MB/s faster than the MX300 drives, so systems can access multimedia content quickly, letting users enjoy stutter-free 4K visuals. Just like the MX300, the solid-state drives come in 2.5" and M.2 form factors to support desktops and ultra-thin notebooks, as well as storage capacities of up to 2TB and 1TB for 2.5" and M.2 sizes, respectively.

Other notable features of the MX500 line include AES 256-bit and Opal 2.0 hardware encryptions for safeguarding sensitive data stored on the drive. For 2.5" versions of the MX500, an adapter is provided—allowing the 7mm-thick drive to fit in a notebook's 9.5mm storage bay.

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