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Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD

CCL Code: SSD0712
Manufacturer Code: CT500MX500SSD1
| Manufacturer: Crucial

Key Features:

  • 2.5 Form Factor
  • Up to 560MB/s Read, 510MB/s Write
  • 4K IOPS Read: 95000
  • 4K IOPS Write: 90000
  • 5 Year Warranty


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Hard decision?
Solid Choice!

Upgrade your computer with the
award-winning Crucial® MX500

Quality you can trust

Every time you turn on your computer, you’re using your storage drive. It holds all your irreplaceable files and it loads and saves almost everything your system does. Join more and more people who are keeping their family videos, travel photos, music and important documents on an SSD, and get the near-instant performance and lasting reliability that comes with solid state storage. 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.

Crucial® BX500 SSD


Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510MB/s1


250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB2

Interface/Form Factor

SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-inch (7mm)

Energy Efficient

45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive3

Award Winning

16+ awards from reviewers worldwide


5-year limited warranty5

Crucial® BX500 SSD

Fly through everything you do

Start your system in seconds, load files almost instantly, and accelerate the most demanding applications with the Crucial MX500. Our dynamic write acceleration technology uses an adaptable pool of high-speed single-level cell flash memory to generate blistering speeds.

Store up to 4TB of data2

Save massive amounts of photos, music, and videos comfortably and securely. With fast access to your media, creations, and designs, you’re ready to share at the speed of your life.

Crucial® BX500 SSD
Crucial® BX500 SSD

Enjoy the efficiency of Micron 3D NAND

Our cutting-edge components are engineered from start to finish for efficiency. As a result, the Crucial MX500 uses only a minimal amount of power and still delivers a high price-to-performance ratio — without needing a financing plan to pay for it. Experience a faster, cooler, and quieter computer in your home or business. You’ll wonder how you ever put up with a hard drive.

Upgrade with a drive you can count on

Backed by thousands of hours of pre-release validation, dozens of qualification tests, and a heritage of award-winning SSDs, the Crucial MX500 has been thoroughly tried, tested and proven. Secure your most important files on a drive with established dependability and the advanced features MX500 SSDs are known for.

Crucial® BX500 SSD
Crucial® BX500 SSD

Install with confidence

For many people, opening a computer and transferring data seems terrifying. That’s why we’ve made it easy in the step-by-step Crucial SSD Install Guide. Check it out before you buy, then install your own SSD quickly with everything transferred over successfully and hassle free.

With so many uses, you may want more than one.

Crucial® BX500 SSD

Hardware-based encryption

Keep personal files and confidential data restricted from hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit encryption that meets all industry standards, including Microsoft*reg; eDrive, IEEE-1667, and TCG Opal 2.0.

Crucial® BX500 SSD

Integrated Power Loss Immunity

Avoid data loss during power outages. This built-in feature of our NAND protects your data swiftly and efficiently, protecting your work if your system unexpectedly shuts down.

Crucial® BX500 SSD

Exclusive Data Defense

Prevent corruption in your photos, music, videos, and other files with layers of error correction and adaptive read technology.

Crucial® BX500 SSD

Redundant Array of Independent NAND

Protect your data at the component level with an SSD that automatically provides parity protection. This high-end feature works much like RAID works with multiple hard drives, maintaining the integrity of your data.

Crucial® BX500 SSD

Built-in durability

Unlike hard drives, SSDs don’t have moving parts that wear out over time, which makes them less likely to crash. SSDs are also better equipped to survive physical trauma, like getting dropped, because they don’t rely on mechanical parts.

Crucial® BX500 SSD


Our Crucial compatibility tools have been trusted more than 150 million times to help people like you find compatible products. If you use our Crucial System Scanner or Crucial Advisor tool and then order your product on, we guarantee compatibility with our 45-day, no-hassle, money-back guarantee5.

Crucial® BX500 SSD

Micron® Quality — a Higher Level of Reliability.

Micron redefines what’s possible with innovative technology that shapes how we use data in all areas of life. Crucial’s unique integration with Micron means our memory and storage components are designed, tested, and refined at every stage of the production process.

Crucial MX500 2.5-inch Solid State Drive

Box Contents: 2.5-inch 7mm SSD SATA 6Gb/s, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, Acronis® True Image™ for Crucial cloning software and installation instructions

Crucial BX500 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-inch SSD.
Part Number
Sequential Read MB/s1
Sequential Write MB/s1


  1. Typical I/O performance numbers as measured using IOMeter® with a queue depth of 32 and write cache enabled. Fresh out-of-the-box (FOB) state is assumed. For performance measurement purposes, the SSD may be restored to FOB state using the secure erase command. System variations will affect measured results.
  2. Some of the storage capacity is used for formatting and other purposes and is not available for data storage. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes. Not all capacities available at initial launch.
  3. Active average power use comparison based on published specs of the 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD and the 1TB Western Digital® Caviar Blue™ WD10EZEX internal hard drive. All other capacities of the Crucial MX500 SSD have comparable active average power consumption specs.
  4. “/JP” is attached at the end of the parts number of official Japanese distributed products shipped after April 2017.
  5. 100% compatibility guarantee | 45-day money-back guarantee when you use our compatibility tools and order from


Main Features

  • Start your system in seconds
  • Easy installation
  • 5-year limited warranty


Solid State Capacity 500 GB
Drive Size Inches
Memory Type SSD
Memory Size 500 GB


Read Speed 560 MB/s
Write Speed 510 MB/s
4K Random Read (AS SSD) Up to 95,000 IOPS
4K Random Write (AS SSD) Up to 90,000 IOPS
Data Storage Life 180 TBW
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 1,800,000 hours


Interface Type SATA III


Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Acronis® True Image™ for Crucial® cloning software


Certifications CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, KCC RRL, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, IC, Morocco, Halogen Free, SATA-IO


Operating Temperature 0° ~ 70° C


Form Factor Solid State Drive
In The Box MX500 SSD
7mm to 9.5mm Spacer
Cloning Software
Installation Instructions
Width 69.85 mm
Depth 100.45 mm
Height 7 mm


Warranty 5 Years

Key Features

Disk Capacity 500 GB
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Solid State Drive Yes
Disk Form Factor 2.5
Read IOPS (4K) 95000
Write IOPS (4K) 90000

Item Details

Manufacturer Crucial
Manufacturer Code CT500MX500SSD1
EAN 0649528785053
UPC 649528785053
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 5 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Crucial
Manufacturer Code CT500MX500SSD1
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the Crucial MX500 (500GB) Solid Sate Drive SATA 2.5 inch (Internal)?

Q: Is this SSD compatible with MacBook Pro 2013
Answer by Website User on 27th September 2021
I cannot guarantee support for MacOS, unfortunately. - Kristian N
0 customers found this answer helpful.
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Q: I want to transfer my operating system ( win 10) from my existing see drive to this new 500gb drive, what do I need to accomplish this Regards Matt
Answer by Website User on 28th May 2021
Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee transferring will 100% work. - Kristian N
0 customers found this answer helpful.
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Q: do you need a sata to usb cable to do the cloning of the drive
Answer by Website User on 20th August 2019
If you are doing this with a laptop then yes, you would.
0 customers found this answer helpful.
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4.9 / 5 90 reviews

charlotte mc menamin

4 days ago

Great SSD drive at a very good price,and delivered very fast,and would buy from again

David Picton

3 months ago

This product is well recommended, this 500gb ssd disk is brilliant and Windows recognised it instantly, Thank You.


4 months ago

Superb read and write speeds. Robust metal top case. Excellent packaging and delivery from CCL.


5 months ago

This was great value for money. I needed an ssd for win 11. what a vast difference. Always buy my computer equipment from CCl. Excellent


7 months ago

Drive crashed after one weeks use. Reinstalling Win-10 crashes on completion.

lester vickers

8 months ago

After fitting this hard drive it has never been as quick to load and run

Nick Reid-CraftCustomer

April 2021

Does just what I wanted

Geoff Collett

February 2021

An SSD is the best upgrade to bring to an aging desktop. Crucial's SSD was value for money and fine for my SATA 2 computer.

Samuel Tunks

January 2021

Good value for money, arrived quickly and worked perfectly in my first gaming PC build.

Alan Jones

January 2021

Great product easy to install and set up, cant thank CCL enough


January 2021

My computer is now miles faster

Lawrence Savill

December 2020

Dropping from a 1TB hard drive was a doubt, however, with the RAM upgrade as well, I now have a laptop that would have set me back 10 times the combo price. And, the diagnostic tool took away any doubts as to what to buy.


December 2020

Ccl is great when it comes to building new rig.

ian watson

December 2020

great SSD great price good support A1 I can't fault them


November 2020

Excellent SSD and good value for money. Very fast, writing and reading, supposed to be quite reliable too. It's already been on the market for long time and it's one of the best product in the class.

Chris Clark

November 2020

Great value SSD from a leading manufacturer of storage products.


November 2020

I have used this brand in all the PC's and laptops that I have upgraded. I find these of very good quality and a fair price compared to other brands. Very easy to clone. Makes amazing difference in speed and keeps the laptop cool and the battery seems to last longer. BUY IT!!


October 2020

Prompt and efficient service. Item works exactly as expected.

Bryan Mannering

October 2020

Does what it says on the box

Chris Martin

September 2020

I bought this as a long overdue upgrade for my aging notebook PC. CCL appeared to have the best deal on the day and in went my order. Delivery was fast and installation of the drive was straightforward. I partitioned the drive and installed Ubuntu Studio. Wow! this drive has completely transformed my PC. It boots in a few seconds and the applications are more responsive than ever. It feels like I have a new computer. So, if you are thinking of upgrading an old computer that still has a spinning hard disk but aren't sure I'd say go for it.

Mr Michael Stokes

September 2020

A top quality SSD at a very attractive price. An excellent upgrade for older PC's with standard SATA hard disk drives. Potentially the best value for money of any such upgrade so highly recommended.


September 2020

Great product.

Mr. shaun noble

September 2020

Nice bit of kit , sent quickly no fuss.


September 2020

Excellent service rec'd in a couple of days


September 2020

Very easy to install and great quality. My laptop was already quite fast but its even faster now, would certainly recommend.

Jason Ogden

September 2020

had a 1tb hard drive in my laptop as standard but was very slow so looked in to ssd drives looked on you tube for performance wise and how to swap over looked on crucial webiste and did a scan and came back with this as a upgrade looked on ccl and they had the one and at a lower price and as ive used ccl a few times had no issue getting it from here ordered on line and got 4 days later could have had sooner if paid extra postage so simple to fit once you clone your haddrive its just a case of remove and plug in new one


July 2020

Does the job that I wanted it for. I like Crucial reliability.

Mihai Traistaru

July 2020

This is the best


June 2020

got it and wow what a difference to my optiplex 3020 i3 my old 5400 hdd is now the backup drive


May 2020

Good product. Only had it in the laptop a few weeks and things are working nicely

Raymond Hood

May 2020

Bought this Crucial MX500 ssd drive to update the hard drive on my laptop, what a difference in speed. Used the recommended software that came with the ssd drive to transfer my old drive's information to the ssd drive it was very easy with no issues at all. Would highly recommend this Crucial SSD drive.


May 2020

Bought to improve my 3 or so year old desk top, unbelievably fast compared to the 7.200 W.D. hard drive it replaced. Used the recommended Acronis software to copy my old drive (Very easy). It comes with a 5 year warranty, so Crucial must have great faith in their product. This is the third one I've bought over the last 15 months.

Wayland Sothcott

April 2020

Due to the invisible invaders we're told to watch out for the prices of SSDs has been steadily rising on Amazon where as CCL have generally held firm. Hence buying them here and the faster delivery at the moment. Amazon don't consider MX500 SSDs essential, I do. I've used many different SSDs and they're all miles faster than hard drives. However the MX500s do seem to make a system very responsive. A clue is not in it's maximum speed but in it's 4k speed and it's IOs per second, 95,000 of them. OK so Optaine does 500,000 but there are other SSDs that do a lot less than 95,000. The other thing is these are in a metal case where as other SSDs are in flimsy plastic by comparison.

Mr Colin Arundel

April 2020

Very well constructed. Performs perfectly. The Crucial Management app one can download is very good, reveals all system details relating to SSD's that are installed. I like it Colin

Mr Jake Webb

March 2020

These was the single best upgrade I have ever made to my pc. Took an aging pc and gave it a new burst of life. Installation instructions were detailed and relatively easy. Would definately recommend.


March 2020

Performance is fine but installation a nightmare. Upgrading to Win 10 from XP didn't help.

Dave Hale

March 2020

Arrived early and works great.


March 2020

Good drive and fair price. My macbook is super quick now compared to what it was!


March 2020

I've installed on my old laptop and now it takes just 20 second to boot win 10. It's defenetly beyound my expectations. And also any other operation is really quick. High quality product.


February 2020

I replaced the hard disk in my laptop with this Crucial SSD. Previously my laptop used to take 3 or 4 minutes to start up but now it takes about 40 seconds and programmes load more quickly when I am using the computer. I find that I am using the computer more often now because it is quicker. Copying my hard disk information to the SSD was very easy and relatively quick with the downloadable software recommended and the installation of the SSD was easy.

Mr marty wild

February 2020

Easy to install with the video help

Mr marty wild

February 2020

Quick delivery with email support, fabulous. Dead easy to fit! Crucial has a step. By step short guide to install on windows or Mac. Make sure you have the O X system for your Mac any think below EL Captain youre in for a bumpy ride. My Mac is 6 times quicker. Windows pc is 5 times quicker. Both are ultra quiet. YOU KNOW WHAT BOTH PC & MAC ARE ALIVE AND KICKING!


January 2020

Makes the PC very quiet and quick to boot up when in use.

Nick C

January 2020

Love it. Easy to buy from CCL, and good value. The Crucial ssd includes a code to use Acronis cloning software. It was completely straightforward to install using Acronis, with simple instructions, and no problems at all. This is the second Crucial/Acronis install I have done. Thoroughly recommended to give a new lease of life to an old computer, both desktop and laptop.

kenneth nicholson

December 2019

Great piece of kit, works a treat and way better than the noisy hdd. Shame the postal service let you down with a long winded delivery, but Im well satisfied with the result.

Tom Shorland

December 2019

Transformed my 2011 MacBook Pro


December 2019

Great replacement for an old IDE drive. Product arrived on time, was easy to clone thanks to Acronis and an IDE to USB cable (bought seperately). Configuring the drive after installing and turning on the boost facility really make this zip along. Gave my old Dell 1749 a much needed boost.


December 2019

Fitted into my early 2011 macmini. My old standard hard drive was so slow it was driving me mad. The new drive works a dream fast access to all applications especially Photoshop with no spinning wheel. To be honest I wish I had taken the plunge and changed it years ago. However at about 60 for a 500 gig SS Drive it's a bargain.


November 2019

I decided to upgrade my new PC build with an SSD drive, rather than just putting my aging HHD drive, which was a cause of slow boot ups in my previous machine. I did my research and decided on the Crucial MX500 500gig SSD. The price was right, Crucial are up there with best for quality and speed, plus Crucial make cloning your old HDD drive mega easy. Within 30 mins I was fitting the MX500 into a drive bay, my machine booted to the lock screen in Windows 10 in 28 seconds, WOW. I highly recommend the Crucial MX500 2.5 inch SSD, you won't be disappointed.

David O

November 2019

Good quality product at competitive price plus usual fastvservice


November 2019

The biggest advantage of SSDs is that they speed up booting and loading software, and the three of these I bought this year have done this. The oldest one is only 9 months old and certainly hasn't caused any concern. The other two were bought and installed 4 weeks ago. I opted for Crucuial because because they have a reputation for reliability.


September 2019

good. but now it seems I'm on a spam email list.


August 2019

Good and fast, and I'm amazed how cheap such large SSDs are these days. 500GB gives plenty of space for a Windows 10 install and a small catalogue of AAA games.


July 2019

Excellant Stuff Worked like a treat Well Recomended

Liam Smart

April 2019

Not the best write speeds but decent value considering the cost

stuart bingham

April 2019

Product very very good. Delivery very fast, I always use CCL. Quality products at very good prices. Only quibble I got is with crucial.... I can't seem to download the acronis software to clone my drive.

Paul Bodell

April 2019

Excellent product, cloned my hard drive to it and booted up straight off, would recommend to anyone.

Derek Hewitt

April 2019

Wanted to update my laptop drive to a SSD, I was looking at an Intel or the Crucial, both were a similar price. I chose the Crucial because it came with Acronis backup software but beware that you cannot use the Acronis software unless your laptop has space for two drives, would probably be okay in a desktop where you could add an extra drive. When you try to download the Acronis software it searches your computer for a Crucial SSD, wouldn't even find it in a USB caddy. Other than that it's a nice fast drive, boots to the desktop in about 7 seconds now.

Mr Dan Hopkins

April 2019

Fast and reliable

Alex Hill

March 2019

Excellent! Very happy with it. It setup exactly as described and is so amazingly quick, it has exceeded my expectations. Thank you.


March 2019

The Crucial MX500 2.5 " 500GB sata III Solid State Drive arrived when expected. It was packed in a fitted card box together with a 2mm spacer, needed if it replaced a 9mm thick drive. But it did not come with mounting screws which could have been a problem. I used it as an upgrade for a similar 120GB drive and it worked perfectly.

G Stuart

March 2019

Works well with my aging 2011 MacBook Pro. No issues during set-up and has worked well for the last month or so since installed.


March 2019

Fairly painless to install and once in works well. Certainly quicker than my old hard disk.


March 2019

Great, does exactly what it said on the box. My old Macbook now runs like a new machine!


March 2019

Easy to install, and a big performance improvement.

David Massen

March 2019

replaced HDD. Given new lease of life to old computer


March 2019

just brilliant


March 2019

Great drive! Very fast!

Stanley Limbert

March 2019

Easy to install and set up


February 2019

Well built using good quality material. Very fast

Peter Nicol

January 2019

This an excellent product. It arrived well packaged and fitted easily. It has improved the speed of my computer. Very satisfied.


January 2019

early days, but the installation was easy thanks to the bundled Acronis software, and my DAW music software goes like a rocket now!


January 2019

Very good hard drive, love it!

Ian H

December 2018

good price/performance SSD


November 2018

So I'm going to be real with anyone reading this, if I had a choice between Overclockers and CCL I wouldn't hesitate to choose CCL. The best prices I've seen on the products I want and the pretty good delivery options. Bought a CPU cooler and a case from OCUK and it was not cheap, coming to CCL next time. **I copied this over from another product but it's not a bot, I am a real person btw**


November 2018

Does what it says on the box with good support from Crucial


November 2018

Very pleased with the performance of this SSD which I bought to install in an external hard drive caddy after reading many favourable online reviews. Hardware encryption is a bonus.


November 2018

Nice drive -- so far very good .. Used to using SSD's and this is good. As good as most I have tried and decent for the money! thanks.

John Mortimer

November 2018

Superfast replacement for my laptop HDD - what an amazing differance in speed - wish I had done this a few years ago. Great price and easy to install. Was despatched really fast , well packed.and a REALLY great price. Will deal again - thanks

Fela Adewusi

October 2018

Very good product; easy to use with very clear instructions. Very fast postage.

Rob 'Benny' Bennington

October 2018

Great for price for my budget gaming build. Fast as well, From switch on to desktop in less than 10 seconds. Always love Crucial drives, use a Crucial M$ in my laptop. This will definitely do you if you are on a budget. It's very fast and loads my games very quickly. For it's price there isn't anything better quality wise.


October 2018

Great drive, had no issues with it, its stupidly fast and decently priced


October 2018

Came promptly exactly as expected. Works beautifully and cheap for an ssd that size. Had to buy a separate bay to it in pc.

James Cooper

October 2018

Was impressed with the difference in speed when loading Windows 10


October 2018

Best purchase I have made for yrs lighting fast


October 2018

Great product at a good price, quick delivery. Very happy.


October 2018

Works hassle free and as expected.


October 2018

Absolutely amazing! This brought life back into my Mac Mini! It was so slow it took at least 2/3 minutes to open a web browser now with this SSD its opens within seconds! If your computer is slow you will definitely need this it will be like a new machine! Ill be upgrading to 1TB within the near future.


October 2018

It was very easy to install my operating system to (windows 10 pro)

Kenneth Day

October 2018

Brilliant a lot faster than a hard drive , works great in laptop , battery now lasts longer and loads faster