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Crucial M500 240GB SSD Review (Page 5)

Chris Ramseyer | Jul 16, 2013 at 11:03 am CDT - 1 min, 2 secs time to read this page
Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Crucial

HD Tune Pro

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.


In HD Tune Pro we measured sequential read performance at 458.1MB/s average. The maximum and minimum read measurements were very close to the average score.

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The average sequential write score was just over 200MB/s. The minimum was very close to the average, but the maximum spikes were much higher at 267.1MB/s.

HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

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Sampling at a higher block size, HD Tach runs after the HD Tune Pro random read and write tests. The lowest write speed measured was around 30MB/s. A majority of the reads and writes took place around 190MB/s, though.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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