Crucial MX500 2TB SSD Review

Here are the SSD specs according to the manufacturer …

Manufacturer Crucial
Article number CT2000MX500SSD1
Capacity 2000GB (NAND)
Interface SATA3 6Gb/s
Cache 2x 1GB 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 ca. 50 grams
Speed Read up to 560MB/s up to 510MB/s write
MTBF 1.5 million hours, 700 TB total bytes written (TBW), which corresponds to 383 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 in Windows 10.

Crucial MX500 2TB Layout, design and features …