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To ensure consistent and repeatable results, the SSDs were secure-erased before almost every component of our test suite.

Crucial's M SSD reviewed - The Tech Report - Page 2

Some of our tests then put the SSDs into a used state before the workload begins, which better exposes each drive's long-term performance characteristics. In other tests, like DriveBench and FileBench, we Crucial M500 SSD a used state before testing. In all cases, the SSDs were in the same state before each test, ensuring an even playing field. The performance of mechanical hard drives is much more consistent between factory fresh and used states, so we skipped wiping the HDDs before each test—mechanical drives take forever to secure erase.

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We run all our tests at least three times and report the median of the results. We've found IOMeter performance Crucial M500 SSD fall off with SSDs after the first couple of runs, so we use five runs for solid-state drives and throw out the first two.


Total bytes written TBW: The Crucial M500 SSD features a new sticker that labels the drive with Crucial model branding. The top of the case has a smooth yet enduring case.

The SSD is also finger-print-free top and bottom. Here is where the SSD's typical simple barcode sticker is. It gives users information about the model and says it's a product of the US. The side profiles present the screw holes that enable the drive to be mounted properly. Finally, while many Crucial M500 SSD are still 9.

Coupling that with the included spacer for 9. The drive is rounded out with standard SATA power and data connectors on the front.

The Micron M model shares almost exactly the same design of the Crucial M The underside shares the same simple barcode sticker, with the lone difference being the top of the device. While the Crucial model has a branding sticker, the Micron is bare. Disassembly Crucial M500 SSD up the Crucial M is really simple and is done by removing four screws.

With the casing removed, the circuit also has four screws that when taken out provide full viewing access. That results in GB of capacity, though the drive provides GB. The difference comes from Crucial erring on the side Crucial M500 SSD caution by adding reliability in case of a failed NAND.


Micron has already been implementing this feature into existing Micron enterprise SSDs, with this marking their first introduction of it into a Crucial SSD. This Crucial M500 SSD die selection is part of what enables Micron to offer their drives at such a solid price point, and it also enables them to increase the density of the drives, yielding very high capacity models. The comparables used for this review include: Write speed improved over the m4 and Plextor M5S, although it still trailed some of the faster mainstream models.

Write speed measured 6, IOPS, which ranked towards the lower middle of the Crucial M500 SSD.

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As the highly-anticipated successor to the award-winning Crucial m4 SSD, the Crucial M SSD expands upon its predecessor in several powerful ways and.

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