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Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Sequential Performance

Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review

With all of the capacity sizes in hand, we're finally ready to take a closer look at the Crucial M500 products. We start things off with the 120GB model, the smallest capacity size in the new SSD series. (NASDAQ:MU)

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 12, 2013 1:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 81%      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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Looking at the sequential reads across the span of the drive, we see the Crucial M500 delivering consistent read performance.

 

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Sequential write performance across the span of the drive shows us a 108MB/s minimum and a 137MB/s maximum. The larger issue though is how much lower the write speed is on the M500 120GB compared to other products on the market today.

 

 

HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

 

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The slope is slippery. After a consumer appropriate amount of random writes to the M500 120GB, we see that can drop to below 20MB/s when writing sequential data.

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