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Crucial M550 1TB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 18, 2014 1:30 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Crucial

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info

Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html

Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

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The M550 scales well as the queue depth increases.

 

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Very few drives have been able to break into the 150 MB/s range in 4k writes. The M550 1TB is now part of that select group.

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