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Crucial M500 960GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Power Testing

Crucial M500 960GB SSD Review
The Tera-Era has begun! Crucial leverages its 20nm NAND flash to achieve a major milestone, the first consumer 2.5" SSD to reach 1TB. Since parent company Micron owns the flash fab, the price is much better than you might expect.
By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 9, 2013 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Crucial

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




Depending on what firmware on the drive, the Crucial m4 performs well in our battery life test. It's the current battery life leader on the 512GB capacity size charts. The Samsung 840 non-Pro 500GB comes a close second and the M500 960GB is just behind them.


We've haven't tested the new Phison S8 or SandForce B02 stepping in the 512GB capacity size yet, but we're working on it now.



PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Draw




Here we see the power draw during a Vantage HDD test run. You'll see the Crucial M500 in black and at the beginning I managed to get the tail end of a garbage collection clean up operation. When GC is executing the power increases two times, but other than the GC run and the random write spikes, the power stays fairly level.

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