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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 9/5/2014 3:11:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks

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

Pros: Boots to desktop in under 10 seconds
Got it for $60

Cons: Only 120GB but for the price can't complain

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  • John D.
  • 8/28/2014 9:16:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after a year without warning

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

Pros: SSD's are fast and the price was reasonable

Cons: Failure of boot drive is inconvenient. Fortunately data was on another disk.

Other Thoughts: These drives apparently have a relatively high failure rate and when they fail they fail without warning. Avoid!

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  • David G.
  • 8/26/2014 1:27:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 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: Bought this to put some life into an aging laptop. Definitely not disappointed - the hard drive was the absolute slowest thing, and dragging the whole computer down with it.

Cons: The included spacer doesn't actually attach to anything, has no mount points or anything. On my laptop I just had to hold it in place as I slid the drive into the bay.

Other Thoughts: I searched around tons of places to find reviews on SSDs, as I'd heard a lot of bad things about the early ones. Of all the reviews, the Crucial M500 came out as a good bang-per-buck midrange contender. There were faster drives, but this was cheap.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/25/2014 7:25:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsWorking units are great; 2/6 faulty within 6 months

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

Pros: Purchased six drives to replace corporate rotational drives, was very excited about the price, performance benchmarks and reviews at the time of purchase. The drives work great, very speedy and reliable thus far. Installation was painless, Win 7 installed no problem. End users thought the entire machine was replaced after seeing the speed increase.

Cons: Two of the six drives are constantly throwing BSOD faults and rebooting; this is very annoying in a business setting. I have done everything from updating all drives from the PC's OEM website, flashed BIOS on PC and even flashed the Crucial firmware from M3 to M5, no change. I am currently working with Crucial to get replacement drives, the process seems harder than it should be since I purchased from NewEgg (as a third-party seller), not Crucial directly.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this product to others; the 4 remaining drives have had zero issues.

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  • John R.
  • 8/23/2014 8:07:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInexpensive & Fast

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

Pros: For $60, you can't beat this SSD. My PC start time from BIOS to Desktop is about 8 seconds.

I was a little concerned if I'd have to do anything different to install Windows on this drive, but everything was just like a normal hard-drive. Plus, Windows installed in about 10 minutes - way faster than it ever took on a standard hard-drive.

ArmA 3 load times were cut in half and so were DayZ Standalone load times.

Again, for 120GB at $60 it's hard to beat this drive. I wanted something that will load Windows quickly and run my three favorite games with room to spare. Once the larger-capacity SSD prices fall down, I'll get another for the rest of my games. Until then, they'll live on my standard HD.

Cons: Could have been packaged better by NewEgg. Came in an envelope with no padding.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2014 10:18:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

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

Pros: Great ssd. Fast as hell and can't ask for more.

Cons: None.

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  • Anthony D.
  • 7/27/2014 3:44:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice

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

Pros: -it's a SSD
-decently sized
-nice speeds

Cons: -did not come with 2.5 to 3.5 bracket

Other Thoughts: not going to dock an egg for the lack of a bracket, as it doesn't really affect the product itself.

but I was kind of expecting that

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  • Jerald B.
  • 7/24/2014 2:59:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid!

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

Pros: Installed in a friend's Laptop which happens to be the exact model I have, and had zero issues! I have tried 2-3 SSDs in my laptop and although it runs great, it has always had issues waking from hybernation/sleep and sometimes the drive cannot be found on start but always works on reboot. I tried to get this drive to fart just once and never did! The drive scored 7.8 out of 7.9 on its portion of windows experience index. More than pleased; maybe I'll get one for myself

Cons: none

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