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Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review

To test real life performance of a drive we use a mix of folder/file types and by using the FastCopy utility (which gives a time as well as MB/s result) we record the performance of drive reading from & writing to a 256GB Samsung SSD850 PRO.

100GB data file.
60GB iso image.
60GB Steam folder – 29,521 files.
50GB File folder – 28,523 files.
12GB Movie folder – 24 files (mix of Blu-ray and 4K files).
10GB Photo folder – 621 files (mix of .png, raw and .jpeg images).
10GB Audio folder – 1,483 files (mix of mp3 and .flac files).
5GB (1.5bn pixel) photo.


The drive handled our real life file transfers without any real problems although the read/write performance did drop in the tests involving small bity files such as the 60GB Steam and 50GB File and somewhat surprisingly, the 10GB Audio folder transfers. The drive averaged 363.82MB/s for writes and 366.14MB/s for reads for the nine tests.

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