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Crucial m4 512GB Solid State Drive w/ the 0009 Update Review - Benchmarks - Passmark

Crucial released a performance update for their m4 product line, but is it enough to displace Team SandForce on the mound?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 10, 2011 6:58 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Crucial

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 

 

 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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Crucial's m4 drives are designed for desktop use, whereas the SandForce consumer drives are derived from enterprise drives that have been dumbed down to consumer spec levels. Still, the m4 does well at webserver tasks.

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