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Crucial M500 960GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark

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

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info

Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html

Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

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We've already determined the M500 doesn't lose performance when working with incompressible data, but we still like looking at the CDM data since it's an industry standard. Here we see the 4K read performance come in where it did on the previous page, between the 840 Pro and Vector 512GB.

 

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The same can be said about the 4K write performance, M500 comes in right between the two top tier performance drives already on the market. The M500 is slower than the top two drives, even the Corsair Neutron GTX, when writing sequential data.

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