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Storage

Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

(36 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Crucial

Part #

CT500MX500SSD1

Manufacturer

Crucial

Capacity

500 GB

Type

SSD

Cache

512 MB

Form Factor

2.5"

Interface

SATA 6 Gb/s

NVME

No

Price History

    Reviews

    Preacher45
    • 70 points
    • 5 months ago

    from completed build My one weakness

    Leftover SSD from a previous build, it's now exclusively a blizzard game drive.

    sofaclass
    • 27 points
    • 13 months ago

    from completed build Modded Metis

    Very good SSD for the money. Booting to windows is so quick! Crucial's Storage Executive Software is good too - you can easily upgrade the drive's firmware and set up over-provisioning.

    WrenchViking
    • 21 points
    • 8 months ago

    from completed build Geothermal

    It's fast, lightweight, surprisingly affordable, and the software for it is intuitive, effective, and isn't a resource hog. I use this as my primary boot drive and I'm really happy with it. From OFF to Desktop in under 10 seconds. Less than 5 seconds if I have Fast Boot turned on in my Bios.

    I haven't done any data transfer rate tests or anything, so I don't have any hard numbers for that area, but you can check pre-existing reviews for that information. For myself? It's plenty fast in everything I've used it for and I'm very pleased with it.

    Nichol4s
    • 17 points
    • 3 months ago

    from completed build Carryable Mini-ITX PC.

    Stable. I chose it because it has DRAM cache.(500GB model has 512MB DDR3) After all, do SSDs need DRAM cache? Teach me, wise man!

    Dem0nflare
    • 16 points
    • 16 months ago

    from completed build QBX The Cheap ITX

    after having issues with a evo drive i got this and could not be happier

    JaegerBudgie
    • 15 points
    • 17 months ago

    I was originally going for a 250GB 850 EVO, but after I saw this overtake the 850 and come even with the 860, for a lower price I couldn't resist. I dislike the design (I think we can all agree it looks dated), but I don't have to look at it so no big deal.

    sirdarkness
    • 15 points
    • 8 months ago

    from completed build "Merc with a Mouth Final"

    Not as fast as Samsung 860 but I wanted to give it a try since is a new model MX-500 at the time that I bought it.

    rkindt
    • 14 points
    • 1 month ago

    from completed build First Build and Setup

    Fast read and writes for a sata ssd.

    jfollas
    • 12 points
    • 17 months ago

    from completed build Work and Play Ryzen Build

    I think the MX500 is the sweet spot of price to performance. It tests at about half of the performance of a NVMe like the 960 EVO, but Windows 10 still boots super fast from this drive (I have a hard time telling the difference between this and the 960 EVO when booting into Windows, but that could be because Windows 10 optimizes the user experience of getting to the login screen, even though additional things continue to load after the system is interactive).

    Anvil benchmark: Read 2,126.63 Write 2,629.36 Total: 4,755.99 (CT500MX500SSD1 500GB/M3CR010)

    Okunz
    • 12 points
    • 6 months ago

    from completed build Titanium

    she's okay

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