New interfaces and multi-tasking 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 a 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 multi-tasking capability, and rock-solid reliability, the Crucial M500 delivers dramatic performance gains--all at an affordable price
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 defence 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.
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. 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 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: hundreds of SSD qualification tests, more than 1,000 hours of pre-release validation testing, 1.5 billion dollars invested in R&D, and more than 30 years of industry expertise. We’re dedicated to quality and your SSD has been designed with cutting-edge technology and has been rigorously tested and approved. Don’t settle for anything less.
Crucial M4 SSD
Crucial M500 SSD
|NAND||25nm MLC NAND||20nm MLC NAND|
|Controller||Marvell 88SS9174||Marvell 88SS9187|
|Interface||SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)||SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)|
|Form Factors||2.5-inch, mSATA||2.5-inch, mSATA, M.2|
|Capacities||64GB - 512GB||120GB - 960GB|
|Compatible with PC and Mac systems||Yes||Yes|
|Consistently fast speeds across all file types |
- compressed and uncompressed
|Nearly instant load and boot times||Yes||Yes|
|Quality and reliability built into every drive: |
hundreds of SSD qualification tests and more than
1,000 hours of pre-release validation testing
|Available in capacities up to terabyte-class||No||Yes|
|Top-level SED hardware encryption that meets TCG Opal 2.0 and IEEE-1667 standards||No||Yes|
|Adaptive thermal monitoring||No||Yes|
|Data protection due to unexpected power loss||No||Yes|
|DEVSLP enabled for power savings when host system is in sleep mode||No||Yes|