Are Crucial M500 SSD's any good?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clukas, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. clukas macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    Im looking at upgrading the HD from my mid-2010 MBP. Has anyone had any experience with the SSD's from crucial? Their scanner recommends a Crucial M500 SSD. Has anyone upgraded a similar MBP, what was your experience?
  2. jmthigpen macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    Yes they are great in macs, the company I work for installs then on a regular basis in 2009-2013 MBPs. Zero issues so far.
  3. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    They work wonderful. I got two of the high end ones in a mid-2012 cMBP.
  4. Giuly, Oct 23, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    The 480GB and 960GB versions, kind of. The 120GB and 240GB versions not at all.

    SSDs are faster when they have more chips on the board, and the M500 has half the chips (with twice the capacity per chip) of i.e. the older m4, that's why the 240GB version of the M500 is only as fast as the 120GB version of other SSD models.

    The SanDisk Ultra Plus costs more or less the same, uses the same chipset as the M500 but with lower-density - and ergo more - chips, and is faster in general. However, it doesn't have a 480GB nor a 960GB model.
  5. blake2 macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2013
    Pittsburgh PA
    I've been using the 960GB version in a 2012 cMBP, without any hiccups for about 3 months now. The speed is around 490MB/s read and 410MB/s write, so there are probably faster drives, but the price was quite reasonable. My father also uses one to store his digital photo files and it's been good for 3 months as well.
  6. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
  7. clukas thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    Thanks for the advice. Im not really looking at the 480/ 960 capacities. I dont use that much space as the MBP is not really my primary machine. I will have a look at the ScanDisk ultra, they do look good.

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