1TB Crucial MX500 M.2 2280 Internal SATA III Solid State Drive

1TB Crucial MX500 M.2 2280 Internal SATA III Solid State Drive

1TB Crucial MX500 3D NAND M.2 2280 SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
(CT1000MX500SSD4) on sale for $ 118.99 – extra 5% off when you ‘clip’ the coupon found on the product page =
$ 113.04
Shipping is free
. Thanks TekkenLord

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  • Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95k/90k on all file types
  • Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
  • Integrated Power Loss Immunity preserves all your saved work if the power unexpectedly gets cut
  • AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption keeps data safe and secure from hackers and thieves
  • Crucial 5-year limited warranty

Dell XPS 13 9360 upgrade. PCIe NVMe is overkill for me, so I went with this SATA M.2 drive. I’ve had good luck with Crucial SSD’s in the past. Crucial MX500 seemed like a good alternative to the Samsung 860 EVO…similar warranty and specs but $40 cheaper. I did a fresh install so I can’t comment on the cloning software. Comes with a mounting screw, but the factory screw that came with the XPS 13 worked fine. Install went easily. Works great. 5 stars.

[Deal Review]:

Good price for SATA M.2, would go with NVME if motherboard supports it

This is showing up as 8.99-5%=3.04. Did I miss the deal?

Sorry, typo, fixed the price.

Man this is a great price, now I wish my Qnap 453be supported a M2 slot by default so I could do a SSD cache without taking up a hard drive bay. Even using the sata interface the M2 drive will be blazing fast and its a huge upgrade.

FWIW, I’d argue that the 2 1TB NVMe (HP EX920) is a better bargain; it’s a much faster drive.


That said, this is almost less than I paid for this exact same drive back in July; this is definitely a historic low for this particularly drive, and possibly for any 1TB SSD.

I have ACER Aspire 5 laptop from Walmart deal posted here..

It has m.2 slot but not sure if its PCIE or SATA..

Is there way to identify what type of m.2 slot without opening?

In for one for my wife. I hope this is reliable.

Very “crucial” day 🙂




Dell Inspiron 3847 (which has only one onboard M.2 slot but taken up for WiFi/BT module) refused to recognize/boot from 1TB HP EX920 PCIe NVMe 3D TLC NAND M.2 SSD. BIOS didn’t get it as Drive.

I used PCIe to M.2 adapter. But Windows 10 recognized it as D: drive and didn’t solve my purpose and I had to return it and go with 2.5″ SATA SSD.

I have ACER Aspire A515-51-563W Model. Does this fits into my this laptop? Or do I need any other type of M.2 SSD? Anyone can help me?

The below thread was taken from Acer’s forum:



The short answer is yes, but you might need to find a proper screw to keep it in place.
Thanks TekkenLord


But after going through that post, it made me think on the capacity. This post says that it supports only 256 GB. Is that right? If so then, this won’t fit.
The thread is pretty dated back when larger M.2 SSD’s were still a luxury.
I think this is due to uefi and secure boot settings. Really bios and laptop model specific. I had a similar issue with my Alienware 15 R3. Will need to specifically look up and check discussions online if it is possible for the laptop.