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Crucial BX500 480GB SATA SSD Review

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Crucial has been into memory and SSD business for a long time. Their most affordable line of performance SSDs is labeled as “BX”. Crucial’s latest addition to the BX line is BX500. BX500 Is a 2.5” based SATA SSD that is offered in multiple capacities starting from 120GB to 960GB. If you still using a spinning disk for the Operating System (OS) and looking for an upgrade BX500 would be a good place to start your research. Life expectancy of BX is about 1.5 million hours across the entire product line, however, the endurance of the drive greatly depends on its capacity. Our sample is based on 480GB and has 120TB Total Bytes Written which is roughly 65GB per day for 5 years.

Review Sample Provided by: Crucial
Product Name: BX500
Price at time of review: $ 54.99 USD MSRP
The product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

 

Product Specifications

Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
Total Capacity: 480GB
Warranty: Limited 3-year
Specs: 480GB 2.5-inch internal SSD • SATA 6.0Gb/s • 540 MB/s Read, 500 MB/s Write
Series: BX500
Product Line: Client SSD
Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
Device Type: Internal Solid State Drive
Unit Height: 7mm
Form Factor: 2.5-inch (7mm)
Package Content: Crucial BX500 3D NAND SATA 2.5-inch SSD, Acronis True Image for Crucial

 

The packaging of BX500 is about the same size as the actual SSD.  After examining the packaging, I couldn’t find any information about the projected speeds of this unit.  What I did find was the general SSD information and some of the use case examples.

Inside the box, I found a small booklet with general information about the product and liabilities. Warranty of BX line limited to 3 years from the time of purchase. The SSD was encased in a plastic mold. Removal of the SSD was easy and fast.

The design of the BX500 line is standard across capacities. As I have mentioned BX500 has 2.5″ form factor and to my surprise, I still couldn’t find performance data on either side of the SSD.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 10 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspect of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of latest technologies.

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