HD Tune Test – Sequential reading test
An excellent result to start our tests, with the Crucial MX500 achieving 524.6 MB/Sec.
ATTO disk benchmark
ATTO has become a standard tool for measuring the data throughput of HDDs and SSDs. It measures the reading and writing performance, using different file sizes and block sizes.
The result for the Crucial MX500 SSD is again excellent.
CrystalDiskMark is quite a handy benchmarking application, as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause problems for a system drive.
The overall result is excellent for the Crucial MX500 SSD.
AS SSD Benchmark
AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool specifically designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading and writing performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.
AS SSD benchmark also tests 4K threaded performance. This is very exciting, as this test is the first available test that I am aware of, that simulates how a PC operating system actually works. A modern PC and OS, such as Windows Vista/7 does not just run a single thread at a time, it runs many threads. The AS SSD benchmark “4K 64Thrd” tests run 64 threads simultaneously throughout the test. If this result is good, then you can be pretty sure the drive will perform extremely well as a system drive.
After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark derives a total score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects of the test results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing overall.
Now let’s look at the results for the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’ results are presented in the form of a graph.
Another excellent result for the Crucial MX500 SSD.
Let’s head to the next page and run some tests using PCMark 8…..