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Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

( 4.8 Average / 26 Ratings )




Part #



500 GB


SATA 6 Gb/s


512 MB

Form Factor






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Alternate Belgium €74.90 +€3.99 s/h In stock €78.89
Paradigit €79.99 +FREE s/h €79.99
Bytes At Work €78.00 +€3.95 s/h €81.95

Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


zMadButcherz 10 points 14 months ago
from completed build High Speed Low Drag

Much faster than the old 5400 RPM HDD that was being used in the old computer. I have no complaints.

Leroy90 7 points 13 months ago
from completed build First New PC since 2009

Cannot fault it for the price, not the fastest drive around, but was the cheapest 500GB SSD i could get for some games and app storage at the time, performs awesome.

jfollas 12 points 13 months ago
from completed build Work and Play Ryzen Build

I think the MX500 is the sweet spot of price to performance. It tests at about half of the performance of a NVMe like the 960 EVO, but Windows 10 still boots super fast from this drive (I have a hard time telling the difference between this and the 960 EVO when booting into Windows, but that could be because Windows 10 optimizes the user experience of getting to the login screen, even though additional things continue to load after the system is interactive).

Anvil benchmark: Read 2,126.63 Write 2,629.36 Total: 4,755.99 (CT500MX500SSD1 500GB/M3CR010)

JaegerBudgie 15 points 12 months ago

I was originally going for a 250GB 850 EVO, but after I saw this overtake the 850 and come even with the 860, for a lower price I couldn't resist. I dislike the design (I think we can all agree it looks dated), but I don't have to look at it so no big deal.

Dem0nflare 16 points 12 months ago
from completed build QBX The Cheap ITX

after having issues with a evo drive i got this and could not be happier

RazinFrost 8 points 12 months ago
from completed build Frost Drake V1.2

This has only caused me one issue, the rare times I needed to get into Bios, it booted up FAR too fast for me to get in. That's not really a problem though is it?

Makian 9 points 9 months ago
from completed build Dad's "Railroad Tycoon RIG"

The build i'm taking with me features a MX300, which is great. This is even better, and costs the same. Nothing more to add :D

sofaclass 27 points 9 months ago
from completed build Modded Metis

Very good SSD for the money. Booting to windows is so quick! Crucial's Storage Executive Software is good too - you can easily upgrade the drive's firmware and set up over-provisioning.

Jaycarl 5 points 8 months ago
from completed build The Unexpected Kingpin

I use this drive to store most of my steam games and mods for some games and it's been performing without any issues.

BrainNurse 1 point 8 months ago

Another hold over from the first build. Crucial makes decent SSDs for the price in my opinion.