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Crucial M550 1TB SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 2.0 Advanced Tests

Crucial M550 1TB SSD Review
Crucial claims the M550 SSD will fill in the missing link for performance, but the cost will increase over the previous model M500 street price. (NASDAQ:MU)
By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 18, 2014 1:30 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Crucial

Benchmarks - PCMark 2.0 Advanced Tests


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Note: PCMark 8 Storage benchmark is ideal for testing the performance of SSDs, HDDs, and hybrid drives. Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.




If you have yet to read about our new worst case / recovery test, please feel free to do so. We are oversimplifying a complicated test in this section.


The Crucial M550 1TB is located second from the bottom on this chart since the larger capacity size drives are at the bottom. Two other M550 capacity sizes are also listed on the chart if you would like to get a sneak peek at their performance. The M550 drops to very low performance levels when hit very hard, but the drive recovers quickly and can recover to perform faster than any other SSD we've tested to date if you leave your system on.


Under normal conditions, you would never see worst-case performance. The test is just too extreme for real-world consumer environments. Most can expect performance between the 5-minute recovery mark and the final recovery for application performance.

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