by Adam Armstrong

Crucial Releases MX500 SSD

Crucial has expanded its MX line of SSDs with the introduction of the MX500. This new SSD is being billed as an HDD replacement that seriously kicks up the overall performance of the system. Crucial is releasing the drive in two form factors, M.2 and 2.5”, as well as capacities up to 2TB (2.5”).

While it doesn’t seem like it, most computers still come with HDDs, especially desktops. This helps keep the price down and some users just want more capacity. And while new and shiny computers are nice, it is more cost-effective to give your PC a boost by dropping a SSD in it. That is exactly the market the MX500 is aimed at, it even comes with a installation guide.

The MX500 is built on Micron’s proven flash technology and has been thoroughly tested. It will offer the usual that users will see upgrading to an SSD: faster performance overall with a lower power footprint. The drive also comes in capacity up to 2TB meaning users no longer have to choose between performance and capacity.

Key specifications:

  • Form Factor: 2.5” | M.2
  • Capacity: 2TB (2.5” only), 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
  • Performance
    • Sequential read: 560MB/s
    • Sequential write: 510MB/s
    • Random read: 95K IOPS
    • Random write: 90K IOPS
    • Warranty: 5-year limited

Availability

The Crucial MX500 is available now

Crucial MX500 on Amazon

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