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Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 120GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the Crucial CT120M500SSD1

General

Brand
Crucial
Series
M500
Model
CT120M500SSD1
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
120GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Marvell
Height
7mm

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 500MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 130MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 62,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 35,000 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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  • Nathan K.
  • 11/13/2014 11:40:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Windows boots very fast, Stable so far

Cons: None yet, I've only been using it for a couple days

Other Thoughts: So far so good. A freind recommended it so I bought it. This is my first SSD so I was a little anxious to see how it performed. I have been very impressed so far. Time will tell how reliable it is...

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  • Dhawi B.
  • 11/1/2014 9:32:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible!!!!

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: None

Cons: This wont install windows 8.1. Ir is a terrible product with worse customer service.

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  • Dhawi B.
  • 10/31/2014 10:47:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWont install Windows 8.1

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: None

Cons: It will not install windows 8.1. After trying to install Windows 8.1 through a flash and a dvd, it kept freezing and giving me errors. Even after installing the firmware it wouldn't work. Ended up using it with Windows 7

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  • Philip H.
  • 10/30/2014 11:13:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFollow up on Review from 06/17/2014

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Works like a charm, fast reading/writing, great price, does what it should do after you do some "tweaking" to your OS system

Cons: For those who are not tech savvy will not know what to do when it starts to get all jittery. Loses connection time to time, freezes up, motherboard will have a hard time reading it. Look at other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: I first wrote a review about this back in 06/17/14 regarding how jittery and unstable this drive is, losing connection on random moments, and the computer will just freeze up.

I called tech support and they suggested that the drivers be updated to fix this problem and once I did, no more problems. Works flawlessly since then and had no problems since then. It's been 3 months since then.

For those who are having problems similar to mine and runs Windows 7 or 8, try updating your driver

Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sounds > Device Manager > Disk Drives > Crucial_CT120M500 ATA

Then click on the "Driver" tab and "Update Driver" It should be automatically done for you from there and hopefully, this will solve your problems as well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2014 6:17:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfantastis

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: it has great speed and is stable. have it running Mac Yosemite. it was great that I got it on special.

Cons: none so far

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2014 5:29:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fantastic case. Easy to build in. Love being able to drop the mobo in from the top. Very quiet. Using it in the living room as an entertainment PC. Built on an Asrock H-81M mobo, Core I-3 Hazlett 35W proc, 8Gb of Crucial "Sport" RAM, Crucial SATA3 (6G) 120Gb SSD. Running Win7 Home Premium SP1. Boots in about 20 seconds! Used mostly for catching up on missed shows online. Our "monitor" is a 60" Sharp flatscreen running through an HDMI bus.

Cons: None so far.

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  • R M.
  • 10/16/2014 12:32:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs240GB M500 Has Been Very Reliable

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Crucial brand and the M500 model have proven to be among the most reliable you can buy.

Very stable and consistent performance.

Cons: 120GB model has slower "Write" speed than the larger capacity versions (such as 240GB and 480GB), but for most home users the fast "Read" speed is what matters in everyday use.

Other Thoughts: Laptop or notebook users will appreciate the moderate power consumption of the M500. However, if you require the absolute maximum battery life, you may wish to consider either the Samsung 840 EVO or the Sandisk Ultra Plus. Those models have lower idle power consumption which may translate to extra minutes of battery life when you're on the go. Performance-wise, all 3 brands are very similar.

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  • Claudio S.
  • 9/17/2014 2:26:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, works out of the box. No firmware update needed.

Crucial 3 year warranty. I hear they pay shipping as well, we shall see.

Cons: In the process of failing after 7 months of normal to moderate use.

See Other Thoughts for full story.

Other Thoughts: Just over 7 months old and I am now starting to have disk boot issues. I bought this thing because they are supposed to be more reliable than HDD and other SSD, but this is just not the case. Ive owned 2 SSD from 2 separate companies, both died within a year of normal to moderate use. I learned the hard way to keep any important data off SSD since when they fail, that's it, it's gone, and so is your data.

The issues began about 3 weeks ago, as I noticed my computer randomly restarting, since I usually leave a few apps open when I sleep/let the PC run at night. A week ago, I get a disk boot error AND master boot record error, which I managed to fix. Then, just yesterday, I get the disk boot error again, but this time the SSD is not showing up in the BIOS. This tells me the drive is going bad, and my unimportant data could be lost forever (Oh no, unimportant data!) So, I clear power to the system by unplugging the PSU, then pressing the power button, then plugging back the PSU and starting the PC normally. SSD shows back up in BIOS.

...And now the PC boots to Windows just fine. I am seriously considering going back to platter based drives for reliability, because these SSD are marketing their products with outrageous MTBF (136 years, really???) numbers, when real world data just doesn't back them up. Sure they are fast, but what's 10 seconds compared to 30, when the reliability just isn't there? My 1TB platter drive I bought back in 2006? Yeah, still truckin'...

System Specs:
AMD FX 6300 @ 4GHz
Gigabyte GA-970a-UD3P
GeIL Evo Veloce 2133 8GB DDR3
PowerColor AMD 7790 1GB GDDR5
RaidMax 500AF 500W PSU
1x WD 1TB Green HDD
1x WD 1TB Blue HDD
1x Crucial M500 SSD

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  • James S.
  • 9/9/2014 8:37:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy First SSD

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very fast on an old Lenovo R60 ThinkPad laptop which only has original SATA ... I get about 30-45 minutes more battery time...So far so good...

As for the negative reviews, many times people will review a product that doesn't work right before a product that does...so the ratio of good to bad is skewed because of the good ones not being reviewed...

Cons: No cloning software is included,

BEWARE: most cloning software you download is full of spyware or is crippled and unusable I used a copy of AOME ...it is free with no spyware(unless you select it when installing don't!!) and can clone without paying as well as backup files....

Other Thoughts: Time will tell the truth of this drive....

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  • Amy P.
  • 9/8/2014 6:29:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful SSD, even better Price

This review is from: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" 120GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: -Fast
-Good size
-Easy to install
-Cheap

Cons: Didn't fit color scheme of my build, oh well.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this SSD off of a shell shocker. It was more than half off, my main HD was failing and slowing down so I figured why not. The hardest part about the installation was figuring out how to mount it to a Corsair drive bay but I figured that out. I have not had any problems with the drive and it is sooo much faster than what I had previously. If you are looking at this to use as a boot drive, go for it. There is plenty of space to use for the OS but then also a plentiful amount of wiggle room for a few games as well as programs you want to load fast/ that you use on a daily basis.

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