Specifications, Pricing and Availability
As mentioned in the introduction, the M500 480GB shares the same specifications as the larger 960GB drive. The claimed performance is 500MB/s sequential read and 400MB/s sequential write. 4K IOPS are balanced 80,000 read and write. After reviewing the M500 120GB and 240GB capacity sizes, we need a little balance on our test bench.
There are four capacity sizes for the M500 series - 120GB, 240GB 480GB and a massive 960GB model. The three smaller capacity sizes come in three different form factors - 2.5", mSATA and Crucial will soon release an NGFF form factor. We've already reviewed the 120GB, 240GB and 960GB 2.5" models. Today's review of the 480GB will round out the 2.5" form factor.
Not shown on the specifications list is Crucial's new encryption compliance. This works with various software packages like Microsoft's Bit Locker and other TCG Opal compliant packages, like Wave.
At the time of writing, the Crucial M500 240GB costs $394.99 at Newegg. This is a drive only package that only ships with a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter. The M500 series has a three year warranty.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [Crucial M500 480GB SSD]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - DiskBench]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Power and Thermal Testing]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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