Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,922 Reviews & Articles | 38,160 News Posts

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:

Product Homepage:


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.



TweakTown image content/5/5/5593_53_crucial_m500_120gb_ssd_review.png


Looking at the sequential reads across the span of the drive, we see the Crucial M500 delivering consistent read performance.


TweakTown image content/5/5/5593_54_crucial_m500_120gb_ssd_review.png


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


TweakTown image content/5/5/5593_55_crucial_m500_120gb_ssd_review.png


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.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases