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Crucial BX300 480GB SSD Review

IOMeter is another open source synthetic benchmarking tool which is able to simulate the various loads placed on hard drive and solid state drive technology.

We test with both random read and write 4k tests, as shown above. There are many ways to measure the IOPS performance of a Solid State Drive, so our results will sometimes differ from manufacturer’s quoted ratings. We do test all drives in exactly the same way, so the results are directly comparable.


Crucial give random 4K performance as up to 95,000 IOPS for reads and 90,000 IOPS for writes. Using our IOMeter test we couldn’t get to the top write figure, the tested drive topping out at 85,628 IOPS. Reads on the other hand did better than the official figure at 99,438 IOPS.

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