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Crucial M500 480GB

Crucial M500 480GB
alaScore 92

161 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Crucial M500 480GB. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Crucial M500 480GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Hruska (

Crucial m500 (960GB)


The Crucial m500 (960GB) internal solid-state drive (SSD) trades some performance for encryption capabilities and a larger pool of redundant flash.

A huge storage pool at an excellent price. Hardware support for cutting-edge encryption standards.

Slightly lower performance than alternatives from Samsung and Sandisk.

Conclusion The m500's performance is somewhat slower than that of the other drives we compared it with, but its encryption capabilities and redundant storage should appeal to buyers who care more about security than raw performance. Its data parity and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

Crucial M500 960GB review


The Crucial difference between this and the EVO? Pure performance

Very good price ; Good performance ; Temperature control features ; Good RAID 0 performance

Not as fast as the Samsung EVO

Unsurprisingly, RAID 0 gives a nice bump in the headline sequential read/write scores. The reads jumped from 496MB/s up to 979MB/s, while the writes rose from 440MB/s to 842MB/s. When it came to dealing with the small bitty files of everyday use...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

Crucial M500 480GB review


The solid state of things to come

Great value for money ; Good performance ; Capacitors to stop drive errors with power cut ; Temperature monitor

M4 series quicker in some benchmarks

Crucial's M500 series offers a glimpse of what the future might hold with the pricing of large capacity SSDs, and is a sign of how far the market has come in a short space of time. If you'd have said barely a year ago that you'd be able to buy a 480GB...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (

Crucial M500 480GB


I used it to create a bootable external drive for my iMac. Everything just starts INSTANTLY. I used a 2.5" caddie also bought online


Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Crucial M500 480GB


Fast piece of kit i should have bought years ago

2 screws left over after fitting in my mac mini but that's not Crucial's fault lol!

Apr, 2015

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Crucial M500 480GB


The world of SSD is expanding and this is my first foray but I am definitely impressed. I have heard people advise the benefits but to experience them is another matter. This drive was very easy to install and work with. Windows installed faster than I...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

Crucial M500 480GB


Easy to install. I cloned my Win 8.1 system disc to this SSD and it worked first time - used MiniTool Partition Wizard Free.


Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

Crucial M500 480GB


Good manufacturer and good solid performance. Gives your older PC/Mac a new lease of life - if you aren't using an SSD for your OS drive then you are missing out!

SSDs in general are still at a high price point to capacity.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

Crucial M500 480GB


Great drive, nice and fast.

It doesn't come bundled with any copying software like the Samsung equivalents. Factor in the price having to buy a disc copying programme if you want to clone an existing drive. None of the software to do this effectively is free so in the end I...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

Crucial M500 480GB


Works well - and sooo fast! Reboot time is approx 30 secs. What's not to like??


Feb, 2015

Product Specifications


Certification:CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
Color of product:Green
Internal: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:M.2

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70

Other Features

Internal: Yes

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Data Transfer Rate:6
Endurance rating (for 5 years):40
Hardware encryption: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):80000
Random write (4KB):80000
Read Speed:500
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:480
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
Wi-Fi: No
Write Speed:400


Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70