Crucial's inexpensive terabyte, meet the MX500

Subject: Storage | January 2, 2018 - 01:42 PM |
Tagged: ssd, sata, MX500, micron, crucial, 1TB

Just before the holidays Al wrapped up his review of Crucial's 1TB MX500 SATA drive, which is worth revisiting.  The most attractive feature of this SSD is its price, currently for $260 you can grab 1TB of fast storage; not quite in line with Ryan's law but getting close.  The performance of the TLC SSD does not suffer because of the low price, while it can't match a current generation M.2 NVMe drive it competes with more expensive SATA based SSDs.  If you are concerned about endurance, remember that TLC has matured and Crucial rates this drive as 360TB written over five year.  Drop by the Guru of 3D to contrast their benchmarks with our own.

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"Crucial announced their new MX500 series SSD, we put the 1TB model to the test. At 25 cents per GB, these units are all about value for money. But they do not compromise on performance, no Sir. The MX500 remains very fast and very effective for the money you put down on that counter."

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Source: Guru of 3D

January 2, 2018 | 07:20 PM - Posted by NotCheap (not verified)

Funny how this is 2018 and i got a Crucial MX200 MLC 1TB SSD for $270 on Newegg back in 2016.

Also, Guru3D is unreadable garbage. Wouldnt trust their benchmarks at all.

January 2, 2018 | 10:21 PM - Posted by Ireen (not verified)

Hopefully prices will continue to decline.

January 3, 2018 | 07:57 AM - Posted by khanmein

@Jeremy Hellstrom I trust Allyn Malventano (You should trust him) & I really don't understand why you keep promoting another website when Al did a marvelous review is more than enough.

January 3, 2018 | 09:09 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

It's called building trust with an audience. "We have good benchmarks, but in case you wanted a second opinion, take a look at this link", that sort of thing.

January 3, 2018 | 01:28 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Sorry, you've been here over a year and are just now grasping what my news posts are?

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