Crucial MX500 1 TB M.2 SSD Review

Here are the SSD specs according to the manufacturer …

Manufacturer Crucial
Article number CT1000MX500SSD4
Capacity 1000 GB (NAND)
Interface SATA3 6 GB/s
Cache 2x 512 MB LPDDR3
Controller Silicon Motion SMI 2258
Flash Type Micron 64 Layer 3D TLC NAND – Triple-Level-Cell
Size M.2 2280 (80 x 22 x 3.5mm)
Weight approx. 10 grams
Speed Read up to 560MB/s up to 510MB/s write
MTBF 1.8 million hours to 360 TB total bytes written (TBW), which corresponds to 197 GB per day for over 5 years.
Miscellaneous SMART Support – Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology, ECC – Error Correction Code, TRIM, Adaptive Temperature Protection, Active Garbage Collection, Power Saving Mode, Dynamic Write Acceleration.

Here is a screenshot of the CrystalDiskInfo SSD and HDD information software. Like the previous Micron SSDs, the Crucial SSD is equipped with a temperature sensor that can be queried correctly with Microsoft Windows 10. Temperatures above 40°C are by the way no rarity with M.2 SSDs even in idle, but we will discuss the M.2 temperatures again on the practical test page.

Crucial MX500 1 TB Layout, design and features …