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Crucial M500 960GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Sequential Performance


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

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

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

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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The Crucial M500 960GB is unlike anything else on the market, but we ended using the 512GB class SSDs to compare it against. It's important to keep in mind that the M500 960GB is twice the size of the other products in the chart.

 

Reading sequentially across the drive nets an average of 451MB/s in HD Tune Pro.

 

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Writing 64B data across the user available span of the drive gives us an average write speed of 209MB/s. The maximum was over 400MB/s and the minimum was all the way down to 165MB/s.

 

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Here we see the actual run. The reason we still run this very old test is because it shows us the graph and doesn't just give us the maximum number like ATTO or CrystalDiskMark. This test was ran on a fresh drive, we had to check in Crystal Disk Info to make sure we started with a fresh drive.

 

 

HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

 

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We run HD Tach after six tests with HD Tune Pro including the random read and write tests. The maximum write speed decreased, but the minimum is still right around the same 170MB/s area except where the performance dips to just under 150MB/s.

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