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Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6 GB/s 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT240M500SSD1

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  • 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

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Size Name: 240GB

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Size: 240GB
Technical Details
BrandCrucial
Item Weight113 g
Product Dimensions13 x 1.9 x 13 cm
Item model numberCT240M500SSD1
Series240GB M500
ColorSilver
Screen Size2.5 inches
Memory TechnologyMLC
Hard Drive Size240 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA-600
Connectivity TypeNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB00BQ8RM1A
Best Sellers Rank 17,724 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight113 g
Date First Available8 Mar. 2013
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Includes spacer for 9.5mm applications.

Crucial M500 2.5-inch SSD

For Consumers | Transform the Performance of Your System

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

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Product Highlights:
  • 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
For Business | 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 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.

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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. 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: 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.

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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
Upgradeable firmware Yes Yes
Consistently fast speeds across all file types
- compressed and uncompressed
Yes Yes
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
Yes Yes
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

Box Contains

2.5-inch (7mm) SSD
9.5mm adapter


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Size: 240GB Verified Purchase
As my computer got slower and slower, despite Windows 7 turning those inner wheels, I decided that it was time for drastic action, hence the purchase of this drive.
Allied with a download of Windows 7 from the Windows website (to avoid the OEM junk that came with the original disc) it was a simple matter to fit the item and install the operating system. What an incredible difference these drives make in terms of speed of loading on start up, subsequent use and close down. That speed up is, assisted, of course, by not having insalled the PC's manufacturers junk programs, AKA bloatware. It's like going from a biplane to a jet aircraft.
Hint, if you're going to do as I did, make sure that your keyboard and mouse connections for the exercise are USB2 ports rather than USB3. Initially drivers for the latter are not loaded automatically.
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Size: 240GB Verified Purchase
I needed to upgrade my laptop as it was falling behind in age! Purchased this and it speed up the company on loading a lot faster! big difference from what i had before! 240GB was plenty for me but they come in different sizes if people want more storage. Very fast and reliable and A+++ recommendation
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Size: 480GB Verified Purchase
I resisted long enough the lure of a SSD for my PC, but then I caved in replaced my 500GB Samding with the 480GB M500.

I did a clean install of Windows 7, rather than creating an image to copy across, which probably got rid of years of drivers & stuff I don't need. Triple checked all the things like trim and, wow, what a difference.

Only thing is my motherboard doesn't have onboard 6Gb/s, just some chip handling it that, on Googling, is a piece of carp that basically runs no faster than the Intel 3Gb/s ports. Even so, it's was faster than before. I booted up with my old Samsung to organise the old files to copy across and, my god, was it agonisingly slow to boot. I can't go back.
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Size: 480GB Verified Purchase
Bought this for my 2012 MacBook Pro with CD Drive and it has sped up my MacBook no end! Bought this on a lightning deal and it is great value for money!

It was relatively simple to fit, only took around 20 minutes. It has breathed new life into my 4 year old laptop, and means I can easily get another few years out of it before looking at buying a new laptop!
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Size: 240GB Verified Purchase
Very good product. Very fast and reliable brand. Makes a huge difference and will consider buying a larger storage size later.
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Size: 240GB Verified Purchase
is this one different from the one i got in 2014 may 240gb sata 6 gb/s NO looked back paid £82.99 for the same one works brilliant but cant understand why there 3 to 4 times more now in cost .
Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6 GB/s 2.5-inch
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Size: 960GB Verified Purchase
Best upgrade you can make to your PC, had this one for 3 years now no problems. Eliminates load times in games and increases fps.
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Size: 240GB Verified Purchase
Bought a LONG TIME AGO!! Still going strong now. Great item!
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