With the M500 memory specialist Crucial presents the official successor to the extremely popular and powerful m4 . The latest addition to the solid-state family comes in a wide end variants, such as the 2.5 - inch standard size , one of the mSATA version and also in the "Next Generation Form Factor" ( NGFF ) M.2 . These are in turn in different sizes, from 120 GB to 960 GB available . Of course, the potent memory cars are equipped with a SATA 6G interface to fully unlock the speed of the installed 128 -Gbit MLC NANDs in 20 -nm process technology from Micron .
The modern interface finally provides theoretically possible transfer rates of up to 600 MB / s - these values scrape the fast SSDs from Crucial then quite already . This really tiny M.2 model with 480 GB data storage brings it with sequential read despite its enormous small dimensions up to gigantic 500 MB / s and writes up to 400 MB / s data into the MLC flash cells. The access time is on average less than 0.1 ms , the drive in the average operating only 0,150 W in idle and even consumes under 0.1W .
The M500 is equipped with a Marvell 88SS9187 memory controllers, and should work alongside with the generous over-provisioning area for a very high reliability. Crucial has deliberately chosen for this reserve memory because the memory chips are no longer produced in 25- nm - but now even in 20 - nm process . In order to guarantee the same life expectancy , Crucial, puts on the mentioned reserve memory. No wonder then that the flash drives in the hardware community and repeatedly recommended as worry-free and lightning- fast memory solution with excellent price - performance ratio.
This version of the Crucial M500 used in the new M.2 form factor , which was developed by Intel and is also under the name " next-generation form factor " ( NGFF ) are known. This standard enables higher capacity than SSDs in the mSATA standard and to replace this in the future, especially in the area of Ultrabooks , where the speed and capacity of 2.5 -inch SSDs are to be combined with the compact dimensions of mSATA . For operation of the SSD drive of course , a corresponding slot in the mobile device , provided this is to ascertain the manufacturer before buying.
Note: The TRIM function is optimal only supported by modern operating systems ( eg Windows 7 or 8 ) .
Technical details :
Dimensions: 80 x 3.5 x 22 mm (W x H x D)
Capacity: 480 GB
Controller: Marvell 88SS9187 - BLD2
NAND : MLC (Multi- Level Cell)
Connection: M.2 NGFF (SATA 6G)
Read : Max. 500 MB / s
Write: max. 400 MB / s
IOPS (4KB Random Read ) : 80,000
IOPS (4KB random write ) : 80,000
Access Time : < 0.1 ms
Compatibility (features) : TRIM , S.M.A.R.T.
Average Life Expectancy: 1.2 million hours ( MTTF)
Operating temperature : 0 to 70 ° C
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Compatibility (operating system ): Windows 8, 7 , Vista