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Crucial M500 960GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

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.
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 9, 2013 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Crucial

Desktop Test System

 

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Lenovo W530 - Mobile Workstation

 

 

We use two systems for SSD testing. The desktop runs a majority of the tests and the Lenovo W530 runs the notebook power tests as well as the real-world file transfer benchmark.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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In ATTO at a queue depth of four we read data at nearly 540MB/s. The write tests topped out at nearly 454MB/s. Both results are well over what Crucial claimed on the product spec sheet.

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