Corsair MP500 Force 240GB & 480GB M.2 SSD Review
Partial and Full Drive Performance
While it is important to know how a drive will perform under optimal conditions, more realistic scenarios are just as important. Knowing if a solid state drive will behave differently when partially or even nearly full than when it is empty is very important information to know. To quickly and accurately show this crucial information we have first filled the drive to 50% capacity and re-tested using both synthetic and real world tests. After the completion of this we then re-test at 75% and 90% of full capacity.
Synthetic Test Results
For our synthetic testing we have opted for our standard PCMark 7 test.
Real World Results
For a real world application we have opted for a modified version of our standard Windows 7 Start Up test. Unlike our standard Windows 7 image this image is based on a working system that has been upgraded numerous times of the past few years and represents an even more realistic real world test.
As expected the PHISON PS5007 really starts to shine when actually used as intended – full. This series may not start out as fast as the biggest and best but its shear reliability and lack of performance drop off is fantastic.
- Test System & Testing Methodology
- Read Bandwidth / Write Performance
- ATTO Disk Benchmark
- Crystal DiskMark / PCMark 7
- AS-SSD / Anvil Storage Utilities Pro
- Windows 8 / Adobe CS5 Load Time
- Firefox Performance / Real World Data Transfers
- Partial and Full Drive Performance
- Conclusion; Corsair Delivers Again