Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD Review

Here are the SSD specs according to the manufacturer …

Manufacturer Crucial
Article number CT1000MX500SSD1
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 2.5″ (100.45 x 69.85 x 7mm)
Weight approx. 50 grams
Speed Read up to 560MB/s up to 510MB/s write
MTBF 1.5 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, where you will immediately notice that no temperature is displayed. However, as with the previous Micron SSDs, the Crucial SSD is equipped with a temperature sensor that can be correctly queried under Windows 10.

Crucial MX500 1 TB Layout, design and features …