UPDATE 09/04/2013: The 960GB is now shipping with our first 960GB M500 shipment arriving this morning Stocks are limited and additional stock is being quoted from the manufacturer with a lead time of 1-2 weeks.
At this years CES event in Las Vegas, Crucial briefed us about their upcoming Crucial M500 range. Noteworthy improvements included an upgrade to the Marvel controller chip as well as reducing the Micron NAND MLC to 20nm which has allowed them to create a 960GB capacity SSD. This week, Crucial announced pre-orders for their 960GB capacity 2.5-inch SSD, with the rest of the M500 range becoming available in the first week of April.
The Crucial M500 allows for read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of up to 400MB/s, with a massive IOPS rating of 80,000 for both read and write, almost double in comparison to the Crucial m4 range. Additionally, the new M500 range includes hardware AES 256-bit encryption.
Shipments for the 960GB capacity SSD begin in the first week of April, get your pre-orders in now as supply is expected to be constrained for the first few months of production.