Corsair MP500 Force 240GB & 480GB M.2 SSD Review
Crystal DiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your drives. Currently, the program allows to measure sequential and random read/write speeds; and allows you to set the number of tests iterations to run. We left the number of tests at 5 and size at 100MB.
While there are numerous suites of tests that make up PCMark 7, only one is pertinent: the HDD Suite. The HDD Suite consists of numerous tests that try and replicate real world drive usage. Everything from how long a simulated virus scan takes to complete, to MS Vista start up time to game load time is tested in these core tests; however, we do not consider this anything other than just another suite of synthetic tests. For this reason, while each test is scored individually we have opted to include only the overall score.
This type of performance really underscores how far the industry has come in a rather short period of time. While neither the 240GB nor the 480GB MP500 Force are chart toppers they are damn close. Considering Intel and Toshiba would never even think about sampling smaller capacity versions for review like Corsair has that does say a lot about the MP500 series performance potential.
- 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