Crucial M500 240GB SSD
Crucial put together an attractive package for the M500.
The package contents are labeled on the back of the box.
Here we see the top of the drive with the 7mm to 9.5mm adapter on top.
Crucial flips the label sides compared to every other manufacturer. The pretty label is on the bottom and the information label is on the top.
The 7mm form factor uses the same mounting points that the 9.5mm form factor uses.
The SATA power and data connectors are also in the same location so you won't have an issue using this product in your notebook ultrabook or desktop.
Here we get our first look at the inside of the drive. One of the first things you'll notice is the array of capacitors that works to flush the data in the buffer to the flash. This is important for host power fail protection.
There are 16 NAND packages on the 240GB M500, twice the amount found on the 120GB model, which we wrote about just a few days ago.
The same Marvell 88SS9187 controller was used throughout the M500 family.
To this point everything sounds really good, twice that of the 120GB model, but Micron choose to use the same 256MB DRAM buffer for the 240GB, the same used on the 120GB model.
The NAND packages are the same as the 120GB model, there's just twice the amount.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [Crucial M500 240GB SSD]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - DiskBench]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Power and Thermal Testing]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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