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Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 960GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the Crucial CT960M500SSD1

General

Brand
Crucial
Series
M500
Model
CT960M500SSD1
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
960GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Marvell
Height
7mm

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 500MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 400MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 80,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 80,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,200,000 hours

Features

Features
Dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn't just a storage upgrade - it's a complete system transformation.

Designed to keep your system up to speed with today's multitasking demands that often require instant and simultaneous connections with friends, apps, websites, downloads, and playlists, the Crucial M500 delivers nearly instantaneous boot times, powerful data transfer speeds, increased multitasking capability, and rock-solid reliability - all at an affordable price.

Available in capacities up to terabyte-class, the Crucial M500 has passed hundreds of SSD quality tests and over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing. Don't settle for anything less.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187 with Micron Custom Firmware

Endurance: 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • john r.
  • 9/3/2014 10:34:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJustGotIt

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: its big and fast, its an SSD. HD Tunes shows 191.2 MB/sec on SATA II controller with 0.1ms average access time with no drop outs. It compares favorably with other SSD I have tested on the same controller. Tech support answered the phone right away (Wed 10am)

Cons: its only 894Gb if you use base 2 Gigabytes.

Other Thoughts: WD Diags showed a smart error on id=B4 on both drives. I called tech support just to check, they answered the support line right away. Looks like a false positive, I also tried HD Tune and it displayed B4 as ok and all other tests were ok.

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  • Gordon P.
  • 7/19/2014 2:17:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's an SSD

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: All the regular SSD pros: silent, fast, low power, cool, small...

Cons: Windows-based firmware update tool doesn't work at all. Had to use the bootable USB version.

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  • Jeremiah M.
  • 7/10/2014 8:03:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMissing space

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Large Drive
Fast Speeds
2.5"

Cons: Missing 174gb og data space
Only 786gb out of 960 of TOTAL space
Windows 7 still loads slow
did not come with 3.5" adapter tray

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  • Brian H.
  • 6/23/2014 1:44:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, simple, RAIDable, no issues

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought 4 of them plus dedicated 8 port SATA3 RAID controller. Needed 2Tb for image processing. Don't trust RAID0 (which isn't RAID), so I run them in RAID10 for speed and redundancy (because I believe anything can fail)
Old server was very bogged down with RAID10 of 1Tb 7200RPM HDDs while processing 500 image per minute (300,000 images per day) - barely keeping up. New server with SSDs can process nearly 2000 image per minute.

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  • Shutoku S.
  • 5/23/2014 8:57:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggslasted all of 3 months

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Price per GIG and performance when it worked.

Cons: Cannot do SSD RMA through the website. Tech support expertise is very weak...looks like they are following a set script w/o understanding.

RMA is a difficult process unless you bought it directly from Crucial.

Other Thoughts: I have both the 120GB and 960GB version of this SSD.

960GB version died after 3 months of usage. When I tried to do a RMA through Crucial (bought it from either NewEgg orFry's, long after 30 day return window), it was very difficult to say the least.

I got directed toward a support tech who was sure that the issue was either idle time and/or BIOS setting even though it stopped with the same BIOS setting with idle time of hours b/w connection to power.

Basically, it never gets recognized no matter.

120GB version is going strong.

Crucial's customer service is lacking compared to other vendors like Seagate and OCZ (I have 3 year old OCZ SSD which is still working fine to this day).

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  • Aaron C.
  • 3/2/2014 4:24:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsM500 ssd

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, so far no failures overall seems to be a good value

Cons: not the fastest ssd around, but then my motherboard doest support sata 600

Other Thoughts: purchased several for various friends and family and havent had any break down yet, nor have the prior m4 ssds that ive owned, so far im liking.

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  • Allen S.
  • 2/4/2014 9:31:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCrucial M500 960GB

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: 1TB lots of storage. I used it to put steam games on. Game loading has never been faster, except when they were on my Samsung 840 Pro (according to benchmarks). However, I cannot tell the difference for game loading.

Cons: Does not come with a 3.5" adapter or SATA6G cable. Color of the case (light blue, does not match my ASUS RIVE, but oh well) Price. If you compare prices with 1TB mechanical hard drive the price is about 7 times of that.

Other Thoughts: You bought this for a purpose. You know it is expensive. However, if you do the math, it is cheaper (I got it at Black Friday sale) then either 256GB or 512GB. Now I don't have to worry about upgrade or space for all my steam games.

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  • Conor W.
  • 2/2/2014 9:48:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike it so well I bought another one!

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is a large capacity drive for an affordable price, performs with relatively fast speeds, especially compared to a traditional HDD, and offers the durability of true MLC memory. It is also a 7mm thickness drive which allows greater flexibility in mounting in laptops and netbooks which call for this thinner form factor. There are only two 1TB class drives in this category. This is one of them as is the Samsung 840 EVO.

Cons: I can't really think of anything major. You don't get the full 1TB out of this drive where you do get that out of the Samsung 840 EVO. This drive is also a little slower than the 840.

Other Thoughts: This and the Samsung 840 EVO are the only two 1TB class drives in this category. I chose this drive because of its usage of more tried and true two layer MLC memory rather than Samsung's TLC (triple layer) memory which isn't know for as long of a life as MLC. I understand this isn't as big of a problem in real world tests as the drives wear-level themselves and wearing out a 1TB drive would take forever. The 840 is also supposed to be a slightly faster unit. This isn't the fastest SSD out there but it is still light years ahead of any mechanical SSD, especially when being used as a data drive. I would suggest this unit to anyone looking for a 1TB class SSD!

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  • Barry M.
  • 1/24/2014 8:09:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGet Your Facts Straight ...

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Excellent Performance

Cons: None ...

Other Thoughts: A negative review of these drives makes this statement:

"They advertise this as a "feature": Adaptive Thermal Protection

Translation: "We slow down the disks as soon as they reach 40 °C (Celsius), degrading performance to 50% and throttling beyond to prevent overheat"."

For the record, SSD drives don't have disks, so there is nothing to slow down. Heat characteristics are similar to RAM for this sort of device. I'm not certain regarding this particular feature, but it's more likely to be similar to a heat sync in terms of the technology. There really isn't any analog to disk processes that impact performance to handle heat.

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  • Clinton D.
  • 1/15/2014 10:17:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a great SSD!

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT960M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: A great SSD - not the fastest around but I'm getting good 400+/500+ write/read speeds. I replaced my 512GB Crucial m4 series with this drive so I could have some room for some music on my MacBook Pro. Easy to install, simple setup, quick clone and I was up and running.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you've an 'older' MacBook Pro (non Retina) this is a great upgrade for a fast, affordable, easy maintenance SSD.

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