Crucial M500 240GB Review & Specifications

Crucial M500 240GB 2.5'' SATA3 CT240M500SSD1

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Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
Nearly instantaneous boot times
Ample storage: available in capacities up to terabyte-class
Includes top-level hardware encryption technology
Advanced controller technology and Micron custom firmware
Compatible with PC and Mac systems
Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive
Three-year limited warranty

Specs Overview

Model CT240M500SSD1
Release Date June 2013
Series M500
Capacity 240GB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 2.5"
SSD Controller Marvell 9187
NAND Flash Type MLC (synchronous)
Max Sequential Read Up to 500MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 250MB/s
MTBF 1,200,000 hours

Pros

  • Solid read performance
  • Price
  • Marvell 88SS9187 controller

Cons

  • Write performance below the average

Score Pangoly

86

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Crucial M500 240GB Performance comparison with similar Solid State Drives

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Capacity (Unformatted) 120GB 240GB 480GB 960GB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible) SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible) SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible) SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer) 500MB/s 500MB/s 500MB/s 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer) 130MB/s 250MB/s 400MB/s 400MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer) 62,000 IOPS 72,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer) 35,000 IOPS 60,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS
Form Factor 2.5-inch m-SATA, and M.2 2.5-inch m-SATA, and M.2 2.5-inch m-SATA, and M.2 2.5-inch
NAND 20nm Micron MLC NND
Life Expectancy 1.2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF)
Warranty Limited three year warranty
Endurance 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C
Compliance RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
Firmware FIeld upgradable firmware
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands

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