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Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Crucial

Total Access Time

 

The access time test measures the total latency across all 18 tests. This is one of the, if not the most, important tests we run at this time for consumer SSDs. When your latency is low, your computer feels fast; it's just that simple.

 

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Here we see the access times for each test presented in the same manner. Latency is what makes your computer feel fast or slow. After idle time, the Crucial M550 512GB recovers well and allows your computer to complete an assortment of tasks at high speeds, but the drive does increase latency after a heavy workout.

 

 

Disk Busy Time

 

Disk Busy Time shows us how long the drive has to work to do the given tasks. The best scenario is high throughput performance with low busy time. The less the drive works, the less power it consumes. For the most part, this is an efficiency test.

 

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M550 512GB again shows great performance once the drive settles down from the garbage collection and high workloads.

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