Product Comparison: Crucial MX500 vs Samsung 860 EVO

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General Specifications
860 EVO
About the Product
The MX500 uses an adaptable pool of high-speed flash memory to generate blistering speeds at a great price performance ratio. Start your system in seconds, load files almost instantly.
The newest edition to the world’s best-selling SATA SSD series, the Samsung 860 EVO. Specially designed for mainstream PCs and laptops, with the latest V-NAND and a robust algorithm-based controller, this fast and reliable SSD comes in a wide range of compatible form factors and capacities.
Key Specs
500 GB
1000 GB
Read Speed
560 Mb/s
550 Mb/s
Write Speed
510 Mb/s
520 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Crucial MX500 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive
  • This thing is a awesome. I highly recommend this product if you are needing a really fast loading external storage for your consoles.
  • I switched over to this Crucial 500gb SSD. Now everything works really fast and 500gb of space is pretty high.
  • This SSD takes about 20 seconds for boot. I was amazed. Microsoft Word took 40 seconds to open with the HDD. It opens in 6 seconds with the SSD.
  • Windows 10 starts immediately, login in a breeze and start to use applications without delay.
  • 500Gb will be plenty of space since I plan to link the large files for programs like Unity to my 3TB drive.
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
  • The boot time is ridiculously fast and the whole thing feels like a new machine.
  • My games are super fast to load in now. Significantly less stutter and lagging means im getting more fps than before.
  • Works great. Really fast starting up the games (specifically Ark and Space Engineers) and no time outs!
  • I bought several of these for storage of data that needed to be used on several workstations, they are fast, easy to use and seem like an excellent option.
  • The drive works as expected, i.e. delivers the advertised speeds, and after 3 few weeks use is reliable.
Size & Weight
0.28 in.
0.27 in.
2.76 in.
3.94 in.
4.06 in.
2.75 in.
2.82 oz.
1.8 oz.
Form Factor
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit, IEEE-1667, TCG Opal
Dynamic Write Acceleration, Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN), Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm, Adaptive Thermal Protection, Integrated Power Loss Immunity, Active Garbage Collection, Trim Support, Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART), Error Correction Code (ECC), Device Sleep Mode Support
S.M.A.R.T. Support, Trim Support, WWN Support, Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm, Device Sleep Mode Support, Samsung MJX Controller
What customers say about "Features"
Crucial MX500 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive
  • Laptop now runs perfectly and is so much more responsive than before. Its like I bought a brand new laptop.
  • It took about 4 hours to clone the SSD then I took out the HDD and replaced it with the SSD in my laptop. That was relatively easy too.
  • The disk form factor is exactly the same as the former 7mm Hard Disk and reinstalling is easy.
  • The software is astrious. Not a friendly user interface at all and it does not work properly.
  • After cloning I struggled to get system to recognize disk to boot.
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
  • The difference with HDD is simply amazing, very fast!
  • Excellent SSD. Installed inside my 27 inch late 2013 iMac and it has decreased the start up time from 2 min 15 seconds to just 30 seconds!
  • Easy to install as I was only replacing an existing drive.
  • Worked straight out of the box for a clean Windows 10 install.
  • Installation was easier than expected and the hard drive works incredibly well.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
69.99 $

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