Crucial M500 SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 81Tiger04, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. 81Tiger04 macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2009
    I've got a 15" mid-2010 MBP and am in the market for an upgrade to a SSD. The price on the Crucial M500 is at $260 right now.

    Anyway, I'm about to pull the trigger on the M500 but one thing is holding me back - the M500 has been out for a while now (April 2013). Any idea when the new model might be coming out? It seems like they should be due for a new one, right??
  2. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    Pull the trigger NOW. I just did on the 480GB($260, came saturday, replaced my Samsung 840 250GB SSD). Even if there is a new model coming, the M500 will already saturate your SATA connector speed.
  3. ls1dreams macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2009
    I'd also look for 840 EVO pricing. They tend to have slightly better 4kb random read, write, and power consumption numbers.

    Honestly though, any SSD will be a massive upgrade, so just go what's on sale as long as it's a fairly recent model and not OCZ.
  4. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2009
    Does it matter who you buy the M500 from? Crucial? Newegg? Amazon?
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Nah... just get it from whoever is cheapest.
  6. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    The M500 is a great SSD. I've had mine since launch, and it's been rock solid.
  7. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2009
    If I have a mid-2010 MBP, does it matter if Crucial came out with a new SSD? Or does the M500 max me out?
  8. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Since your system uses SATA 3 Gb/s, any 6 Gb/s drive (which is basically all of them right now) will saturate it. It will still be a huge improvement over a mechanical hard drive, though.
  9. 81Tiger04 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2009
  10. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    The Samsung 840 EVO 1TB dropped to $499 at B&H, Adorama and others. There may have been a drop in other sizes.

    Every current SSD review point to the Samsung 840 EVO line as the best value of performance vs cost.

    Get an SSD that does SATA III 6GB so that it will also be useful in the future as an internal or external drive with your next machine. Don't limit yourself by the current machines SATA ii 3GB interface.

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