Micron is one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, Crucial MX500 SSD uses Micron ’s 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash technology to give up to 560 MB/s sequential reads and 510 MB/s sequential writes. Random Performance is 95k IOPS read and 90k IOPS write.
Crucial MX500 series with 2.5 Form Factor SSDs are also available as M.2 models.
Micron ’s SSDs uses advanced algorthims for defect and error management, which in turn can give 1.8 million hours mean time before failure (MTBF). The Crucial MX500 series and Western Digital Blue 3D are the only competitor SSDs in the market to Samsung’s 850 and 860 EVO products. The Western Digital Blue 3D NAND also gives high performance at low price.
Crucial MX500 Specifications
|Form Factor||2.5″, M.2 2280 double-sided|
|Controller||Silicon Motion SM2258|
|NAND||Micron 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC|
|Sequential Read||560 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||510 MB/s|
|4KB Random Read||95k IOPS|
|4KB Random Write||90k IOPS|
|Dynamic Write Acceleration||Yes|
|DevSleep Power||4 mW|
|Slumber Power||65 mW|
|Max Power||5.0 W|
|Encryption||TCG Opal 2.0 & IEEE-1667 (eDrive)|
|Endurance||360 TB (~0.2 DWPD)|
|MSRP at launch||$259.99|