Crucial M500 120GB SSD
Crucial put together an attractive package for the M500, but as you'll soon see, the accessory kit is a bit light.
A list of package contents appears on the back. You get the SSD and a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter.
The plastic adapter fills in the gap when mounting the 7mm drive in a drive cage designed for 9.5mm z-height drives.
The model number CT120M500SSD1 and serial number are located on the identification sticker.
Crucial flips their stickers on opposite sides compared to what we find on other products.
As mentioned, this is a 7mm z-height drive. The mounting points are in the same position as a standard notebook 9.5mm form factor.
The SATA power and data connectors are also located in the same position as typical notebook drives.
Here we get our first look at the internals. The first thing you may notice is the array of surface mount capacitors. Crucial claims these provide enough power to flush the data in route to the flash in a host power loss event. At the time of writing, we didn't have a way to test this feature, but in the coming weeks we'll have this capability.
There are a few surface mount components on the back of the PCB, but all of the major components are located on the other side.
Crucial once again choose a Marvel controller, the 88SS9287.
This capacity size only has one DRAM buffer for caching page table data.
Crucial uses 20nm Micron NAND flash.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [Crucial M500 120GB SSD]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - DiskBench]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Power and Thermal Testing]
- Page 14 [Final Thoughts]
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