Crucial M500 SSD Now Available – 1TB For Under $600

Crucial today announced the immediate availability of the Crucial M500 solid state drive (SSD). The Crucial M500 SSD series uses the Marvell 88SS9187 controller with custom firmware made by Crucial for the M500. The 2.5-inch drives are 7mm Z-Height drives and are available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities with MSRPs of $129.99, $219.99, $399.99, and $599.99, respectively. Getting a 960GB SSD that is just 7mm in thickness for under $600 is pretty impressive! The 500MB/s sequential read and 400MB/s sequential write speeds are no joke either!

Crucial M500 SSD

Crucial M500 960GB Key Specifications:

  • Capacity (Unformatted): 960GB
  • 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 up to (4k transfer): 80,000 IOPS
  • Random Write up to (4k transfer): 80,000 IOPS
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch
  • NAND: 20nm Micron MLC NND
  • Life Expectancy: 1.2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF)
  • Endurance: 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
  • Operaating Temperature: 0°C 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
  • Warranty: 3 years

“We designed the Crucial M500 to meet the reliability and performance expectations of today’s systems, and are thrilled to offer the first terabyte-class. SSD for under $600,” said Robert Wheadon, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. “The Crucial M500 is equipped with an impressive new set of features, making it a multifaceted solution for today and tomorrow.”

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