Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, announced today the availability of the Crucial BX500 SSD, a next-generation drive designed to provide everyday computing users with a fast and reliable storage upgrade. Available in a 2.5-inch form factor and 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities, the BX500 is the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price.

Improve performance

With sequential read/write speeds up to 540/500 MB/s, the new BX500 enables faster system boot up, faster file loads, and overall improved system responsiveness. The BX500 has no moving parts, making it a cooler, quieter, and more reliable alternative to a hard drive. Furthermore, because it uses less power than a hard drive, laptop battery life is extended.

Easy installation and support

The Crucial SSD Install Guide provides easy-to-follow steps and videos for stress-free installation, and the Acronis® True Image™ HD software helps to migrate data quickly and easily. The Crucial® Storage Executive software tool allows users to see how much storage (GB) has been used, download the latest firmware, and improve drive performance. Additionally, the BX500 is backed by award-winning, in-language support via phone, chat, email, and community forum.

Advanced features

The BX500 offers a range of additional benefits, including:

  • Data loss protection via the Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm
  • Protection from overheating via Adaptive Thermal Monitoring tools
  • Faster writes via Dynamic Write Acceleration technology

“It’s time for computer users to make the transition from hard drives to solid state technology,” said Teresa Kelley, VP & GM, Micron Consumer Products Group. “SSD technology is becoming more mainstream than ever, and for those who are ready to make the switch to solid state, the Crucial BX500 offers performance and reliability at a competitive price from a brand consumers have grown to trust.”

As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, Crucial is backed by the same expert quality and engineering innovation that has produced some of the world’s most advanced memory and storage technologies for 40 years. With thousands of hours of Micron pre-release validation, dozens of SSD qualification tests, and a heritage of award-winning SSDs, Crucial SSDs are thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. The Crucial BX500 SSD is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and is available for immediate purchase at Crucial.com and through select global partners.

For more information, visit uk.crucial.com/ssd