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Crucial MX500 - solid state drive - 250 GB - SATA 6Gb/s

Mfg.Part: CT250MX500SSD1 | CDW Part: 4916342 | UNSPSC: 43201830
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Crucial MX500 - solid state drive - 250 GB - SATA 6Gb/s
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Main Features
  • Solid state drive
  • encrypted
  • 250 GB
  • internal
  • 2.5"
  • SATA 6Gb/s
  • 256-bit AES
  • TCG Opal Encryption 2.0
Every time you turn on your computer, you're using your storage drive. It holds all your irreplaceable files and it loads and saves what your system does. Join more and more people who are keeping their family videos, travel photos, music, and important documents on an SSD, and get the near-instant performance and lasting reliability that comes with solid state storage.
Crucial MX500 - solid state drive - 250 GB - SATA 6Gb/s is rated4.59 out of5 by56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Faster Offline SpeedsMacBook Pro Early 2011 InstallFaster load times on local applicationsNo change in internet load timeEasy installation, great tutorial video available
Date published: 2018-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great DriveI upgraded a HP 8570p with this drive and it worked like a champ. No problems whatsoever.
Date published: 2018-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SSDMy first SSD, installed on an aging Win7 desktop. Immediate 50% better boot time. Programs loads instantaneously.
Date published: 2018-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly with my Macbook (Aluminum, Late 2008)The higher performance of the SSD, versus the old hard drive that shipped with my Macbook, has brought new life to my 2008 Macbook. I was able to install El Capitan and start using it again, with much better performance. Installation was easy.
Date published: 2018-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will buy this or a similar one againThe drive arrived early before the scheduled time. Packed well. I got it installed and it is working better than expected. super fast. So far it is a super produce.
Date published: 2018-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Converted an aging desktop to like-new performanceOnce I installed and loaded the SSD, it made a noticeable difference in performance for every operation. I am very pleased. Additionally, I ran into some installation difficulties. The real-live, knowledgeable support technician walked me through the correct path to a successful install. Nice job all around.
Date published: 2018-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very happy with the purchaseI used it to replace my hard drive in my desktop (how old fashioned of me!) and the difference is really palpable. I love it!
Date published: 2018-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy from againEasy to install and works great
Date published: 2018-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from poor consumer purchase experienceWhile in their customer service announcement they recommend visiting their "award-winning" website, it is far from that. It seems that MAYBE minor error in the billing address caused them to reject the order EVEN THOUGH THE BANK APPROVED IT. A call to customer service indicated that MAYBE this was the reason but they could not tell me for sure for "security reasons." The agent "Sierra" said that she had herself never seen a website detect and error in the address provided. Difficult to believe.
Date published: 2019-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and easyThis SSD replaced a HDD in a linux laptop. It was easy to install, fit perfectly in the drive carrier, plugged right in and worked perfectly. It's fast - very fast.
Date published: 2018-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What I wantedThis drive makes my older laptop boot up a LOT faster. It is like having a brand new computer.
Date published: 2018-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first SSD drive I bought but it won't be the lasteast to install and really fast
Date published: 2018-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD performs as advertised.In my Home PC.
Date published: 2018-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first SSDThe short version is that I like the product and the Crucial website. This was my first SSD; I have used several Crucial memory upgrades over the years, with good success. I put this drive in an Acer Aspire TC-605 running Windows 10 "Home" (whatever that is). The OS and applications were put on the SSD. The original drive was retained to store media files, etc. This is as far as you want to read; the rest is just griping. The Acronis migration software furnished with the SSD, as a download, was irritating to use, partially crippled, and desperate to upsell. It was also glacially slow to apply filters to file selections. As you might suspect, I was never the sharpest knife in the drawer and, at 71, am well past my prime. With good reason I seldom hesitate to blame myself for technical struggles, but this software was NOT pleasant to use. My next SSD may be a Samsung, just to see if their migration software is better. Nah, I'd probably hate any migration software.
Date published: 2018-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really like this harddriveworks good very happy bought this for my laptop loads alot faster now
Date published: 2018-04-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The speed boost is insane!Took 5 minutes to install and can't believe how much faster my computer is now with the SSD.
Date published: 2018-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good!With SSD Sata
Date published: 2018-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 star performance - brought Toshiba Sattelite to lifeBrought an older Toshiba Satellite back to life, start up and shuts down in second. Great purchase.
Date published: 2018-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will buy anotherIt worked very well and as stated.
Date published: 2018-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless transfer of data & operationI built my PC a few years ago and ran out of room on the original 128g SSD, used for my C: root drive.. Upgraded to this 256g SSD with no issues of transferring data or starting up on the new C: drive.
Date published: 2018-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clone doesn't work on faillng HDDDon't know how the product works yet because I haven't been able to install it. The installation guide only talks about a trouble-free installation and doesn't mention the problems you might encounter with a failing disk - which is what a lot of people are going to be buying this for. And the help link seems impenetrable. I've found an Acronis discussion forum for the installation software but the help menu doesn't seem to connect to it. Would be very helpful if the instructions had guidance on what to do with a failed clone.
Date published: 2018-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally got the SDD into my computerNot that there were any big issues with the MX500, I stripped the stupidly soft torx 4 screws that hold the back of my laptop together. After I finally solved that, putting in the sdd was super easy EXCEPT that my laptop model (Asus Q524 w/ 2TB HDD) didn't have an actual chassis holding in the original HDD, so I just unscrewed 2 screws that who knows what they were actually holding onto inside the laptop, and the SDD fit right in, but the screws weren't the same size. Crucial did not provide a chassis/bracket either, so I just put the spacer under the SDD and plugged it in and closed up the laptop, hoping that the spacer would create enough resistance against the laptop casing so it won't move around. Fingers crossed. Other than that, the computer booted up way faster and all the programs worked, so cloning went well!
Date published: 2018-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% satisfied. Great product and support.Just installed the 250gb MX500 SSD in my mid 2009 macbook. Installation manual was perfect. All steps were clear and everything was as described. Computer is much faster now. Very happy.
Date published: 2018-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good productThe boot time is much faster.
Date published: 2018-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i would buy this product againTheir website is very helpful in determining the components for upgrading your system.
Date published: 2018-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is greatWorks perfectly as my addition to my gaming laptop.
Date published: 2018-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes my old Asus x202E laptop better than newCan't believe the difference. No constant disk spinning and it boots fast. I was disappointed that the Acronis software didn't work and the instructions on the site didn't show how to determine which drives were incapable of cloning. I had to spend more time installing Win 10 from scratch.
Date published: 2018-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works as statedused this to replace hard drive in HP notebook...worked great , boots faster !
Date published: 2018-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very HappyI had problems removing the screws that held the old hard drive in its "caddy". Make sure you have a high quality screw driver. Everything else was a breeze.
Date published: 2018-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2012 Macbook Pro UpgradeThe install took a while using time machine but it dramatically sped up response time from the hard drive. Start up and shut down is very quick now. In addition, loading applications is much faster.
Date published: 2019-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has improved my computers performanceMy computer is now working much better, way faster and I'm very happy.
Date published: 2019-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number one place to purchase an upgrade by far!Superior quality equipment, installation is absolutely simple and clear including an installation video for further assistance if needed. Everything you would expect from a professional company in this field.
Date published: 2018-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best upgradeWith my Mechanical HDD it took 2 mins to boot into windows 10. with this simple upgrade it takes 12sec. No kidding and Crucial made it easy with Acronis True Image included to clone the drive.From start to finish the upgrade took about an half hour. Thanks Crucial
Date published: 2018-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value and performanceInstalled this SSD to replace a friend's laptop HDD where Windows had corrupted. Given that the laptop is taken back and forth to the beach and could be subjected to bumps and shocks, recommended that we take the opportunity to replace the HDD with this SSD to drastically reduce chances of future issues with shock induced corruption as well as get a huge speed increase.Hardest part of the install was gaining access to the Drive compartment in this device. The SSD connection and Windows installation was a piece of cake. Windows boots and runs MUCH faster now.
Date published: 2018-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good itemThis product is very good!
Date published: 2018-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better guide needed for extra equipmentI got the product really fast, and the price is fair, very happy with that. Being new to this, there are no instructions when purchasing that you need to buy a special cable to install. Now I've got a SSD, and struggling to find a cable elsewhere, so will have to pay the $10 shipping fee again if I want to buy from here, a little disappointing..
Date published: 2018-07-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertisedIt was not clear that I needed to purchase a cable in order to clone the drive from my laptop. Otherwise the purchase and the product went very well.
Date published: 2018-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy conversionI was replacing an existing SSD drive so my performance improvement wasn't noticeable. I needed additional storage capacity. The cloning software made the job very simple.
Date published: 2018-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great improvementI have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro that was just not keeping up anymore. It would take five minutes or more for it to be fully functional after start up. I replaced the original HDD for the Crucial MX500; I wish I had done this before; It seems as if I have a totally different machine now. This upgrade will give a few more years before I definitely have to get a new one.
Date published: 2018-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good SSD, Bad cloning softwareSped up my Laptop. Only takes 5 seconds to boot to startup screen now. However I am docking stars because cloning with the free acronis software was a headache. I kept receiving the error "Cloning failed" although I followed all the steps. Use another cloning software and everything went smooth.
Date published: 2018-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will not hesitate to purchase this again in the futureI purchased this SSD as a replacement for my HDD in my Lenovo laptop. The installation was a piece of cake, and the SSD worked as it should at the completion of the installation.
Date published: 2018-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It.Boot time on my laptop went from 5 1/2 minutes with Windows 10 to 1 1/2 min. Everything is MUCH faster. I did have had a problem using the Acronis for Crucial drive software that they provide. Support immediately sent me a fix, which allowed the software to run HOWEVER I wasn't able to use it because of the my disk sector size wasn't compatible for the software to clone from. I again called support and they immediately guided me through an alternate way. This is one time that a call to a Customer Support group really was a pleasure and more importantly - FAST.
Date published: 2018-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Crucial MX500 250GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapteThe SSD works great. Installing it was difficult because my HP Notebook model was hard to open. I had to bring to a comp repair shop for them to install with the purchase of a Second HDD Caddy. However, it gave me the opportunity to also purchase more RAM and now I have a great working Notebook.
Date published: 2018-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drive!Easy to clone, install, and make an old computer into what passes as a new computer! Replaced a spinning mag internal drive with this SSD. System now works like you think a computer should always work. Boot time dropped from minutes to 20 seconds, application load time great, response great. This computer is 8 years old, and barring spilling beer on it, should last for another 8.
Date published: 2018-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and serviceArrived on time, and really speeded my aging system
Date published: 2018-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathed new life into Mac miniReplaced the 120GB HDD in a 2009 Mac mini that was painfully slow booting. It was like getting a new computer!
Date published: 2018-10-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crucial was always my go to site for memory.Now it will also be for my SSDs. Excellent product. No issues installing on my old laptop. Windows 10 installed lightning quick. Also upgraded to 8GB of Crucial RAM.
Date published: 2018-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sped up my computer.I recently purchased a new motherboard and cpu for a computer I already had. After purchasing this SSD and using it as my main drive my computer starts at the windows loggin screen in a couple of seconds.
Date published: 2018-07-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ain't last nothingIt lasted me 1 year then it crash.(5 year warranty) boi
Date published: 2018-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works beautifullythis dropped right into my older laptop and now it work beautifully, faster boot up, quieter, quicker out of sleep mode.Just what I needed.
Date published: 2018-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, great serviceReplaced a crashed system drive. Worked perfectly with no complications!
Date published: 2018-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mx500 SSD revived my laptopReplaced and cloned the old failing HDD. The SSD functions beautifully,
Date published: 2018-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from flawless install/cloning of OS with downloaded softwareSped up old laptop with SSD
Date published: 2018-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. Highly RecommendEasy to clone and install in my desktop PC. Works great. Boots really fast and opens my programs quicker now.
Date published: 2018-10-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS!Easy install and works like a charm! Very speedy little drive!
Date published: 2018-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The simplest hardware install everBought this product about a week ago It took about 45 minutes for the software to clone my old hard disk. After that, I replaced the old hard disk with this new one in less that 5 minutes. Everything worked flawlessly...almost as if I made no changes to my Windows-10 laptop at all. Really great experience.
Date published: 2019-12-12T00:00:00-05:00

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