As we said at the beginning of this review, we have had the Crucial MX500 250GB for a few months now and we didn’t just review it, we have been using it as a backup drive for various systems and activities. So far it’s been a reliable SSD, as you would expect these days. There’s nothing flashy about this drive, we appreciate that, and it’s not covered in “gaming” logos and names.
It’s aimed at the normal user and pro-users alike, with enough support on the Crucial website and their YouTube channel to ensure you know what you are getting into if you haven’t bought an SSD before. In fact, the Crucial website offers a compatibility checker just for that latter purpose, the same is offered for Crucial memory.
We say all this because it has merit, it’s a friendly marketing and support approach which will go a long way in today’s bleeding edge gamer themed marketing war. From a performance point of view, the Crucial MX500 is right up there with most of the SSD world that is not utilising PCIe or NVMe technologies. It’s a perfect upgrade for any system, especially if upgrading from a mechanical drive, or if you want to give some new life to an old laptop.
After benchmarking the Crucial MX500 250GB we returned it to other duties, at 250GB it’s perfect for an OS drive or backup drive, such as a Time Machine drive for MacOS. You can’t really go wrong with an MX500, as long as you know what you want to use it for and you buy the correct storage capacity.