Product Comparison: Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4) vs Samsung 970 EVO

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General Specifications
MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)
970 EVO
About the Product
Upgrade with the Crucial® MX500 SSD, a drive built on quality, speed, and security that’s all backed by helpful service and support. Even if you’ve never installed an SSD, don’t sweat it – our step-by-step guide walks you through the process to make installation easy. It’s worth it.
Featuring our latest V-NAND technology and a newly enhanced Phoenix controller, Samsung 970 EVO Series NVMe M.2 SSDs deliver outstanding performance in Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), with exceptionally fast sequential speeds outperforming our previous 960 EVO models.
Key Specs
1000 GB
1000 GB
Read Speed
560 Mb/s
500 Mb/s
Write Speed
510 Mb/s
450 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4) Internal SSD, 3D NAND, SATA, M.2
  • Everything runs butter smooth now which is a huge difference from having a platter HD that ran at 7200 rpms.
  • The boot time on my Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is so fast now, took about 7s to completely boot up. Definitely worth the price.
  • Boot time went from 2+ minutes to 30 seconds, from power on to using an app.
  • Drive is fast and the price is really good compared to competing products.
  • Easy to install, booting really fast and good quality, i am very pleased!
Samsung 970 EVO V-NAND M.2 PCI Express Solid State Drive
  • The only thing I can objectively tell is different than my prior ssd is I can move and delete huge files instantly.
  • It is very effective and fast for me coz i rec 4K video.
  • Better then expected! Very high speed!
  • I had processed a batch of photos with the old drive and it had taken roughly 5 minutes to finish. I processed the same batch with the 970 EVO and it blew my mind, 45 seconds from import to batch adjustment and export.
  • If you're a gamer or just average user, just buy a regular SSD. Trust me.
Size & Weight
0.1 in.
0.07 in.
3.1 in.
3.14 in.
0.86 in.
0.86 in.
0.32 oz.
0.28 oz.
Form Factor
M.2 2280
M.2 2280
PCle 3.0 x4
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit, IEEE-1667, TCG Opal
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal, IEEE-1667
Built-in durability, Exclusive Data Defense
Dynamic Thermal Guard Protection, Professional Quality Drive Management
What customers say about "Features"
Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4) Internal SSD, 3D NAND, SATA, M.2
  • I like that they included the tie down screw as most SSD's do not.
  • The drive temp never climbs over 55 degrees celsius.
  • Install went easily. Works great. 10/10
  • It installed pretty quick and I only had to use one of the screws provided to hold it down in the M.2 slot.
  • Crucial Software made it incredibly easy to clone the drive and boot from the SSD.
Samsung 970 EVO V-NAND M.2 PCI Express Solid State Drive
  • The NVMe interface (PCIe M.2 2280) offers enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and power efficiency, perfect for tech enthusiasts, high end gamers, and 4K & 3D content designers. Superb SSD!
  • Can't beat the speed of the nvme interface. Fastest i/o currently available.
  • I would definitely recommend this product as Samsung has an excellent reputation in solid state memory and the upgrade is well worth it if you have an M.2 NVMe socket available.
  • The 970 Pro has no components on the back side of the card, so it should fit in even the lowest-clearance applications
  • You can benchmark all you want, but there is 0 perceivable difference between an NVMe and a Sata3 SSD.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
109.99 $
399.99 $

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