Crucial Rolls Out New M500 Series SSDs

Crucial is releasing a new lineup of SSDs that will be known as the M500 series. The units will come out in three different form factors with a number of different storage capacities for each. For starters, we'll be seeing the usual 2.5" format at 7 mm thin. Beyond this there will be mSATA units as well as those with the NGFF M.2 form factor.

The drives will come in capacities ranging from 120 GB all the way up to 960 GB. All three drives will feature capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB. Lastly, the 2.5" model lineup will feature a "Terabyte-Class" 960 GB drive.

Sequential read speeds are 500 MB/s on all of the drives, with 130 MB/s write for the 120 GB model, 250 MB/s for the 240 GB model, and 400 MB/s for the 480 and 960 GB models.

The controller on all of the drives is a Marvell unit accompanied by 20 nm Micron MLV NAND.

All of the drives feature an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of 1.2 million hours as well as a total of 72 TB TBW (Total Bytes Written) endurance. All the drives are also accompanied with a generous 3-year manufacturer warranty.

Crucial has already started shipping the SSDs for prices of $129.99, $219.99, $399.99, and $599.99 for the 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB models respectively.

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  • overclockingrocks
    hmmmm $599 for a 960GB SSD not bad at all
  • anxiousinfusion
    $600 960GB SSD? Forgive me, padre, for I have sinned.
  • Au_equus
    Samsung and crucial both have good reliability but samsung has faster write speeds. Remember when the Samsung 830 256gb was 390. Now you an get almost double for almost the same price.