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Crucial M500 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Crucial M500 240GB SSD Review

We've seen the large 960GB M500 and the smaller 120GB drives. Today we look at the sweet spot for enthusiasts and power users, the 256GB class model. Sold with 240GB of user capacity, does the mid size model suffer from the same performance issues that plague the 120GB model or does this one take after big brother? (NASDAQ:MU)

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 16, 2013 4:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 82%      Manufacturer: Crucial

Desktop Test System

 

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Lenovo W530 - Mobile Workstation

 

 

We use two systems for SSD testing. The desktop runs a majority of the tests and the Lenovo W530 runs the notebook power test as well as the real-world file transfer benchmark.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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Crucial's specification sheet claimed 500MB/s read and 250MB/s write. We achieved nearly 540MB/s read and 275MB/s write performance in ATTO. It's always nice to get more performance than expected.

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