Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

PC Mark 8 – HDD Suite

We have built quite a close relationship with FutureMark software, the authors of the PCMark PC benchmarking software  that we use in our tests. I decided I would use PCMark Vantage as stopgap measure until the more up-to-date PCMark 8 benchmarking suite became available.
I’m pleased to say that PCMark 8 is now available, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce you all to the results obtained by this new ‘real world’ benchmarking suite.

I will describe the basic way that each test is carried out, above the graph for each test.

PC Mark 8 HDD suite results

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

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Here is a screenshot displaying the results for the Crucial BX500 240GB SSD.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for the Crucial BX500 SSD is good.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for the After Effects test.

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Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for the InDesign test.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for Photoshop heavy test.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

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The result for the Illustrator test.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for the Photoshop light test.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

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The result for Battlefield 3.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for World of Warcraft.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

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The result for the Word test.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for the Excel test.

Crucial BX500 240GB SSD review

The result for the PowerPoint test.

Summary:

The overall performance of the Crucial BX500 SSD is very good for a 240GB drive.

Let’s head to the next page for our IOMeter test results…..

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