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Crucial's 960GB M500 SSD spotted on e-tailer website

Crucial's mammoth 960GB-sized M500 SSD is available on Australian e-tailer website

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 8, 2013 at 5:30 am CDT (0 mins, 50 secs time to read)

If you're after a gigantic SSD, Crucial's upcoming M500 in 960GB might do the trick. The mammoth-sized SSD was teased a couple of months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it looks like the drive is about ready to drop.

Crucial's 960GB M500 SSD spotted on e-tailer website | TweakTown.com

Upgradeable.com.au has it for sale, at AU$875. This is much more than Crucial teased at CES, where they promised the "First terabyte-class drive available for under $600" But, we're also talking about an Australian retailer, so we have 10% for GST bringing the price down to under $800, and AU retailers nearly always charge more than US retailers - so $600-$650 in the US isn't much of a stretch.

What does Crucial's M500 SSD in 960GB provide? Well, you'll see some sustained sequential read/write performance of 500MB/sec and 400MB/sec, respectively. 4KB random read/writes are both up to 80,000 IOPS. The controller doing all of the work inside the Crucial M500 is the Marvel 88SS9187 controller with "Micron Custom Firmware."

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:35 am CDT

NEWS SOURCE:upgradeable.com.au
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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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