Crucial MX500 500 GB CT500MX500SSD1(Z)-Up to 560 MB/s (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD), Metallique

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Crucial MX500 500 GB CT500MX500SSD1(Z)-Up to 560 MB/s (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD), Metallique
Crucial MX500 500 GB CT500MX500SSD1(Z)-Up to 560 MB/s (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD), Metallique



  • Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95/90k on all file types
  • Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
  • Integrated power loss immunity preserves all your saved work if the power unexpectedly gets cut
  • AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption keeps data safe and secure from hackers and thieves
  • Product ships in Amazon certified frustration free packaging (may differ from packaging depicted in product collateral)

Additional information

Specification: Crucial MX500 500 GB CT500MX500SSD1(Z)-Up to 560 MB/s (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD), Metallique



Product Dimensions

‎10.3 x 0.71 x 7 cm, 9.07 Grams

Item model number




‎Crucial MX500


Form Factor

‎2.5" SSD

Processor Count


Hard Drive Size

‎500 GB

Hard Disk Description

‎Solid State Drive

Hard Drive Interface

‎Serial ATA-600

Are Batteries Included


Item Weight

‎9.07 g

Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Crucial MX500 500 GB CT500MX500SSD1(Z)-Up to 560 MB/s (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD), Metallique

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  1. JSS

    Great piece of kit. Very easy to install. If you’re not sure find their videos on YouTube.
    I swapped out a HDD from a desktop in less than an hour over a USB 3.0 connection. You’ll need a suitable caddy/adapter if cloning an old drive.

    Things I would recommend.

    1. Install the free softwares from crucial website first. (Crucial Executive and Acronis )

    2.. Upgrade the firmware using CE before you clone the disk to minimise the risk to you data

    3. Using Acronis – Go for manual option and use proportional fit to clone. This suits better if your disks are different sizes. I was copying 250 gb HDD to this 500 GB SSD. Automatic mode was ready to make a 250 GB of restore partition and just use 250 like for like. Not end of the world require some additional effort to reclaim the space. Going manual avoided that. But if you want total piece of mind go Automatic on same size disk where posaible as this would have been most tested feature and easiest to follow.

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  2. Sam’s dad

    I bought this to breathe new life into my daughter’s (late 2011) MacBook Pro, having compared it to multiple other options. I need to stress that her old drive still worked – just – and that she had everything backed up on TimeMachine.

    You will require specialist screwdrivers to fit this to a MacBook Pro, both for removing the base cover, and separately for removing the hard drive. They are available on Amazon for <£10 (although the latter I ended up getting from a local "pound store"!)

    I have never changed a hard-drive before, but I found this *was quicker and easier* than they said or than I expected. If anything, that was the easy bit.

    Getting the OS onto the new drive working was much harder/longer process, but once done reloading all the data from TimeMachine was then quite simple.

    At the same time I swapped the 2 x 2gb of RAM for 2 x 4gb of RAM (because one of the RAM had failed, causing a black screen and three beeps on a repeating cycle).

    The combination of the new SSD and the…

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  3. Jay Bee

    I ‘d recommend this especially for the free software that comes for download with it. This gives the user a brilliantly clear, step by step procedure that really works ! Needing to clone a fast, but nearing capacity 240 gig SSD (my main hard disc, containing Windows 10 operating system) in a desktop PC, I chose Crucial, confident in their reputation and having often bought from them before. I chose the MX 500 SSD, offered through Amazon at a good price compared with other brands. Admittedly if felt less “hefty” than the SSD I was replacing, it came beautifully boxed and protected, with a “spacer not needed in my case. Particularly handy was the supplied advice to read before starting the job especially their warning that cloning to an external USB hard drive means you will not be able to boot the pc from it. Instead, Crucial recommends installing the new (target) drive “where you plan to use it” (i.e. within the pc box) . Both drives must use the same controller mode IDE or AHCI.

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  4. D. Bloomfield

    The SSD arrived quickly and was easy to fit in to the hard drive slot of my Toshiba laptop.

    The problems arise upon receipt though – the Crucial cloning software did not load, so was useless. This meant I had to use separate software from Amazon which also didn’t load (sold as compatible with Windows 10 but wasn’t). I ended up getting an Easeus.com Licence for £30 online which worked perfectly.

    I had the Crucial SSD for approximately two months – 2 – before it completely failed. I don’t expect to spend circa £80 for anything and find it fail in 8 weeks. Pathetic.
    Crucial tech support was poor – internet support is difficult at the best of times but to just direct me to reams of website pages for ‘support’ is not good enough really.
    Amazon UK were very good though, quickly informing me to send the SSD back to them and sending a new one which was received approximately three weeks after the initial failure. The only thing about this was that I had personal information on the original…

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