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Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

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

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: RC6

 

So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSDs and HDDs where you can check and monitor your performance. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests, you can run a full test or just the read or the write test or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K DQ16.

 

Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. The author, Anvil on several international forums has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.

 

The software is used several different ways and to show different aspects for each drive. We've chosen to use this software to show the performance of a drive with two different data sets. The first is with compressible data and the second data set is incompressible data. Several users have requested this data in our SSD reviews.

 

0-Fill Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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Compressible and incompressible data works the same way on the Crucial M500 series.

 

 

Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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Low queue depth IOPS performance is pretty good with the M500 120GB.

 

 

Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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The M500 120GB reaches peak write IOPS at QD2 and at that point it reaches a wall.

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