Tuesday, 16 April 2013

2.5″ M500 SSD is now on market starting from $130

 Crucial has launched its M500 two.5-inch SSD drives, that square measure obtainable during a wide range of capacities with costs beginning as low as $129.99. The drive is geared toward those searching for a solid-state drive that outpaces HDDs and doesn’t fully break the bank, with Crucial jactitation that the M500 will simply strive against fashionable computing and multitasking demands.

The drive is offered in 960GB, 480GB, 240Gb, and 120GB size capacities, with their various costs (listed in order) being $599.99, $399.99, $219.99, and $129.99. The SSD uses 20nm MLC NAND metric linear unit flash and a SATA 6GB/s controller, additionally as custom microcode, all of this combining to supply associate IOPS (input/oupt operations per second) of up to eighty,000.

To keep knowledge safe, there’s on-board hardware level encoding aforesaid to fulfill each IEEE 1667 and TCG opaque gem two.0 standards, betting on software package. additionally, the M500 additionally utilizes thermal management technology and offers power-loss protection. There square measure advanced recovery options against errors, and a tool sleep choice for rising battery life, that is reported  as providing a 93-percent power improvement over the last Crucial line of SSDs.

Crucial’s Senior Worldwide Product Manager Henry Martyn Robert Wheadon had this to say: “We designed the Crucial M500 to fulfill the responsibleness and performance expectations of today’s systems, and square measure excited to supply the primary terabyte-class. SSD for below $600. The Crucial M500 is provided with a formidable new set of options, creating it a many-sided resolution for these days and tomorrow.”

The M500 drives square measure obtainable currently.