Crucial MX200 500GB & 1TB Solid State Drive Review

Testing – HDTune Pro & ATTO
Before we get into testing both of these drives should perform about the same. They are both rated for a sequential read of 555 MB/s and sequential write of 500 MB/s. The 500 GB results will be on the left and the 1 TB results we on the left, don’t worry we labeled the results for you as well!

HD Tune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it. The benchmark that we mainly focus on is the file benchmark. It has two separate tests. The first tests a file size (500MB for our test) and gives you sequential read and write speeds. It also gives you IOPS for 4KB random single and 4K random multi.

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Here we can see some really good results, almost up to the advertised speeds. The second test in the File Benchmark is a file transfer test with different sized files.

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ATTO Disk Benchmark also measures transfer rates across specific lengths. ATTO uses RAW data, our transfer sizes ranged from 0.5 to 8192kb. ATTO is usually our definitive benchmark for solid state drives.

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Again the drives performs right up to its specifications.

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