Originally Posted by Sujeto 1
Hey Unicorn, glad to see you around. I hope you can clarify me some stuffs am really confused.
I just bugth an 960gb M500 Crucial.
May you explain me this. So there is those EVO SSD 1tb and these Crucial M500, I was reading a thread here in overclock.net of Benchs over SSD. Then i saw benchmarks on EVO SSD, Numbers on EVO SSD
Evo (Click to show)
are so impressive meanwhile my SSD is this
M500 (Click to show)
I think im goin to return mine this is sick, i feel riped off.
also, this review put the M500 960gb version sometimes under the 480Gb version?
The Samsung Evo drive, through Samsung SSD Magician (their SSD software) caches your smaller files (when writing) to your dram (or otherwise, RAM, to be simplistic), and then over time, it writes that data onto the SSD. So you see inflated scores, but in reality, its just as slow, if not slower than most drives out there. It just uses the wickidly fast read/write capability of RAM to act as a buffer between the drive.
Basically, you can tell this from one simple fact. 6Gigabits = 768 Megabytes. Sequential files (large consecutive data) would most definitely be limited by 768 Megabytes/sec, but as you can see, it is using your RAM to cache (act as a buffer) between the data and the SSD.
Hence inflated Samsung Evo scores. Its a way to "cheat" benchmarks.
In terms of data security, the M500 would actually be the safer route, as you don't risk your data being lost in the buffer (cache to RAM in this case).