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Crucial MX500

Crucial MX500
alaScore 96

42 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Crucial MX500. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the usability. Opinions are divided on the design.

price, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Crucial MX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Crucial MX500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category on

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Apr, 2024

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Crucial MX500


An aggressively priced SATA SSD, the Crucial MX500 still manages swift read and write speeds, making it a very good value for upgrading a mainstream laptop or desktop PC.

Low cost per gigabyte. Excellent performance for a SATA SSD. Available in 2.5-inch or M.2 SATA versions. Capacity options from 250GB to 2TB. Long warranty.

Endurance rating low for usage cases involving heavy data writes.

Bottom Line: An aggressively priced SATA SSD, the Crucial MX500 still manages swift read and write speeds, making it a very good value for upgrading a mainstream laptop or desktop PC.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Billy Tallis (

The Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review: A Second Look


In December, the 1TB Crucial MX500 impressed us with its combination of great performance for a SATA drive and an aggressive introductory price. Since then, Micron has launched the rest of the Crucial MX500 product line, and several other new SSDs have...

The 500GB MX500 is clearly slower than the 1TB model, and at first glance its performance relative to the competition is not as impressive as the results from the 1TB model. The 500GB capacity class is starting to become the default choice over smaller...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Billy Tallis (

The Crucial MX500 1TB SSD Review: Breaking The SATA Mold


The Crucial MX500 is the next generation SATA SSD from Micron's consumer division. As the latest MX series drive, the MX500 is positioned to be a mainstream product with solid performance but without much of a premium over entry-level SSDs. Since...

The NAND flash shortage is starting to ease as everybody (except SK Hynix) ramps up their 64-layer 3D NAND production. By setting an aggressive introductory price, it is clear that Micron expects SSD prices to be in decline, and they intend for the...

Dec, 2017

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Crucial MX500 500GB SSD review


Micron's new 64-layer NAND makes its way into the Crucial MX500 SSD, which launches with the promise to offer competitive performance and superior pricing.

Everything is relative to pricing, and the MX500 500GB offers a value at it's best. It is priced to beat all the other SATA SSDs using 64L 3D NAND, and it more or less matches the older and slower models that are still available. The MX500 is one of...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Pickavance (

Crucial MX500


The latest Crucial MX500 SSD is as quick as you might expect, and the larger capacities also last longer. But it's the low price that is likely to tempt you. Here's our review.

Expert review by : Bartosz Waluk 514 Articles (

Crucial MX500 4TB 2.5" SATA SSD Review - FunkyKit


The original Crucial MX500 SSD series was released about three years ago. And since then, we've seen a lot of significant changes in SSD technology allowing for higher capacities and improved overall performance. Recently Crucial expanded the MX500...

High capacity ; Inexpensive ; High quality ; High compatibility ; 5-year warranty

Sequential bandwidth could be higher

The refreshed and higher capacity MX500 SSD performs about as well as the earlier version. The apparent advantage is a much higher capacity. With 4 TB space, we can store much more data on a single drive what makes a great option also for professional...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Ramseyer (

Crucial MX500 SSD Review: Challenging Samsung on SATA


Crucial pulls out a competitive consumer SSD to cap off 2017. The new series threatens Samsung's dominance but costs much less in most capacities.

Mainstream performance ; Competitive pricing ; Five-year warranty ; Long endurance rating ; Excellent software package ; Host power failure protection

Slightly slower than the larger capacities ; The design could use a makeover

Given the choice we would opt for the 1TB MX500 as our go-to SSD, but the 500GB looks really good at just $139.99. This is the model we would target as the entry-point for a high-performance gaming system.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : AkG (

Crucial MX500 500GB Review - The Evolution Begins


Crucial, the company who many believe is the juggernaut of the SSD industry, has been on a roll as of late. Last year saw Crucial release the first

- A Surprising Breath of Fresh Air Obviously the MX500 is not the massive paradigm shifting, revolutionary drive like its predecessor, the

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review


The latest SSD range to enter the market from Crucial is the MX500. Aimed at the mainstream market s Crucial has launched a new mainstream 2.5in SSD – is it worth your time and money?

64-layer 3D NAND

Drive cloning software not built into the Storage Executive utility.

Feb, 2018

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Crucial MX500 SSD Review


Crucial aim to push their way back into the forefront of price to performance with their latest MX500 SSD. Today we look at the 500GB variant.

Feb, 2018

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