The Marvell 88SS9187 Controller with the 128 Gbit particles, Crucial M500 240GB version of the measured




The Marvell 88SS9187 Controller with the 128 Gbit particles, Crucial M500 240GB version of the measured
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Curcial new generation controller M500 has been listed in the table, VR-Zone has a measured purchase from the path.

CES 2013 Crucial M500 has shipped, and we are also the first time to test, understand exactly how to look at this will replace the M4 SSD performance.

The M500 will be the closest to the TB consumer goods, mainly Crucial The introduction of the 960GB version, the other version includes 480GB, 240GB (the protagonist) and four 120GB.


Taiwan Price for 120GB of NT $ 3,699, of 240GB of NT $ 6,199 million, of 480GB of NT $ 12,899 and to 960GB of NT $ 20,699 million.


To calculate the most expensive 960GB prices, the price of NT $ 21.56 per GB, the price is really getting close to the people.

The M500 have four options In terms of capacity, in terms of specifications also vary. Generally in addition to the 2.5-inch device, but also have the mSATA, the Crucial M500 also added M.2 specifications, including.

Same as M4, is produced by the Marvell controller, M500 88SS9187 M4 88SS9174 the firmware part by Crucial / Micron tuning. NAND FLASH MLC particles, process for 20nm Intel 335 Series SSD Crucial M500 can be the world’s first use of particles Micron 128 Gbit MLC SSD.

The Marvell 88SS9187 Controller One of the benefits is the need to match DDR3 memory DDR3 1600 1GB Crucial M500 selected.

▼ Marvell 88SS9187 controller architecture.
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Different from the speed of the LSI SandForce SF-2281 in various capacity and there is not much difference, Crucial M500 has three speed sequential write (Sequential Write), 120GB version of the worst performing to 130MB / s, 480GB and 960GB can reach 400MB / s, while today’s hero 240GB to 250MB / s.

▼ Crucial M500 version differences.

Next Crucial M500 240GB test data

Through a number of test software, such as HD Tune, AS SSD, ATTO DiskBenchmark, Anvil’s Storage Utilities and so on, we can be found in reading and writing with the official data difference is not how big.

▼ AJA System Test;
▼ AS SSD Benchmark;
▼ AIDA64 Disk Benchmark – Read Test Suite;
▼ CrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64;
▼ ATTO Disk Benchmark;
▼ HD Tune Pro 4.61 – Read;
▼ HD Tune Pro 4.61 – Write;
▼ PCMark 7 – Secondary storage score;

Next is our opinions and view

Data and the official did not differ much, the price is quite attractive, more importantly, Marvell controller does not have LSI SandForce controller speed recession, on the whole seem to be more worthwhile to start.

The only problem with that is 120GB, 240GB and 480GB three write speed difference is not small, 1GB, prices have dropped to 21.56 yuan, but for some users, 240GB and 480GB spread or a sum of considerable burden.


Marvell 88SS9187 controller and Crucial M500 SSD vendors Vertex 4 and Plextor M5 Pro, just Crucial M500 was late only listed two quarters, we’re guessing that perhaps with the 128 Gbit 20nm MLC particles.

Before you compete with Marvell 88SS9187 controller should only Samsung 840 Pro this SSD.

Samsung 840 Pro is not sold in Taiwan, so deducted LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller products, in fact, quite easy to select. However, if you want to buy the 120GB version, should probably consider other controller.

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