Product Comparison: Crucial M4 vs Crucial M500


General Specifications
Brand
Crucial
Crucial
Model
M4
M500
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The award-winning Crucial m4 SSD delivers powerful performance gains for SATA 6Gb/s systems. Designed to empower your system, the Crucial m4 SSD offers faster application load times, faster boot times, and increased durability compared to a traditional hard drive.
With speeds dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn't just a storage upgrade--it's a complete system transformation. The Crucial M500 delivers dramatic performance gains--all at an affordable price.
Key Specs
Capacity
512 GB
480 GB
Read Speed
500 Mb/s
500 Mb/s
Write Speed
260 Mb/s
400 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Crucial M4 SATA III 6Gb/s MLC 2.5 Inch Internal SSD
  • I am completely amazed at the speed. It has hung a couple of times but no more than it used to so I don't think it's the M4.
  • The M4 offers some of the best read and write speeds.
  • The R/W speeds are so much improved over conventional hard drives, as well as the access times.
  • This SSD is excellent. I purchased it years ago as I had heard it was an excellent upgrade for a PC in terms of speed and boot up.
  • Its performs at the usual SSD speeds, its nice and responsive opening/running and of course lets you use windows the second the icons are displayed.
Crucial M500 480GB SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive
  • Crucial SSD drives are, without a doubt, my favourite make due to a nice combination of speed and reliability.
  • The drive has a very good reputation for speed and reliability.
  • Excellent product with good support, a good reputation/review and fantastic performance.
  • Phenomenal speed improvement to my humble notebook.
  • Increased boot times, loading applications, watching films (no more waiting for the HDD to read the file after skipping), everything great.
Size & Weight
Height
0.27 in.
0.27 in.
Width
3.96 in.
3.96 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
2.75 in.
Weight
2.64 oz.
2.82 oz.
Features
Form Factor
2.5
2.5
Interface
SATA III
SATA III
Memory Chip Type
MLC
MLC
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit
Extras
Cutting-edge technology, Increased Durability & reliability, Award-winning quality, Award-winning performance
Advanced controller technology, Compatible with PC and Mac systems, Microsoft BitLocker
What customers say about "Features"
Crucial M4 SATA III 6Gb/s MLC 2.5 Inch Internal SSD
  • Everything works perfectly; all settings transferred, and no tweaks required.
  • It's an excellent piece of kit that can transform the speed of a lackluster PC.
  • It's certainly given my HTPC a well deserved performance boost.
  • This is very easy to set up on a modern intel motherboard and allows the SSD to speed up a slower mechanical (normal) harddrive.
  • Everything works flawlessly! Everything is much faster and snappier as expected.
Crucial M500 480GB SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive
  • Crucial have a great warranty and their products, I find, are totally top drawer.
  • This thing is easily x10 faster and will make your machine feel like new. My iMac is 10 years old and was soooo slow but now it behaves like a brand new one!
  • The drive installed quickly with no additional drivers required on Windows 7 64 bit and W7 was installed quickly and easily.
  • Easy to install in my Vaio, and a spacer is provided if required to fit the SATA slot.
  • Installation is really easy and you just need a small screwdriver and a little bit of care.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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