Lowest price ever according to the Camels.

The MX500 series SSD has DRAM and a 5-year warranty.

Another advantage is the Integrated Power Loss Immunity that preserves your data if the power unexpectedly gets cut.

From this reddit thread:

“They have [large capacitors] on board, and in the NAND chips themselves, so that the SSD has time to detect that voltage to it is falling, write whatever it is in the middle of writing, and shut down, with no corruption resulting. Whereas, other SSDs (and HDDs) will do who-knows-what, and then try to roll their state back by some amount of seconds, instead. They all try to prevent the worst problems, but many of them just up and stop doing anything, then pick up the pieces on the next startup, rolling back to previous state.”

For cloning a system drive, use Macrium Reflect 7 software. It’s easy to use and free for home use.

Or, there is also a free version of Acronis True Image that you can use if you have a Crucial BX500 or MX500 installed in your computer. Link FAQ



Amazon product: Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA M.2 (2280SS) Internal SSD, up to 560MB/s – CT500MX500SSD4
Customer Reviews:
It is installed on my laptop (Eurocom Tornado F5) which does not properly ventilate M.2 slots and it hits high 80 degrees during long reads/writes. Other M.2’s I installed in the same area barely hit mid 60s during the same long transfer task. I recommend not installing this M.2 with a thermal pad if there is low ventilation, as this will hold the heat longer. | Temperature readings in Celsius: | Long reads/writes (400gb transfer) with thermal pad and laptop max fan: 88 degrees and rising (had to pause the transfer for it to cool down). | Long reads/writes (400gb transfer) without thermal pad and laptop max fan: 79-83 degrees | Idle temperature with thermal pad: 65-69 degrees | Idle temperature without thermal pad: 45-52 degrees | Max temp while gaming (Forza Horizon 3) without thermal pad: 79 degrees (hits this occasionally for a second but it is usually in idle temp range)