Crucial BX500 240GB, 480GB and 1TB SSD Review

Here are the technical data according to the manufacturer …

Manufacturer Crucial
Article number CT240BX500SSD1, CT480BX500SSD1, CT1000BX500SSD1
Capacity 240GB, 480GB, 1000GB (NAND)
Interface SATA3 6Gb/s
Cache not available
Controller Silicon Motion SM2258XT, SM2258XT, SM2259XT
Flash Type Micron 64 Layer, 64 Layer, 96 Layer 3D TLC NAND – Triple-Level-Cell
Size 2.5″ (100,45 x 69,85 x 7mm)
Weight Size. 50 grams
Speed Read up to 540MB/s / write up to 500MB/s
MTBF 1.5 million hours, 80 TBW, 120 TBW, 360 TBW total bytes written (TBW).
Miscellaneous SMART Support – Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology, ECC – Error Correction Code, TRIM support, Thermal Monitoring, Active Garbage Collection, SLC Write Acceleration (Dynamic writing acceleration).

Here is a screenshot of the CrystalDiskInfo SSD and hard disk information software. The Crucial SSD has been equipped with a temperature sensor, as with the previous Micron SSDs, which can be queried correctly with Microsoft Windows 10. In the extensive benchmark test, we could reach maximum temperatures of up to 56°C with the BX500 series.

Crucial BX500 240GB, 480GB, 1TB Layout, design and features …