128GB SSD Roundup

Crucial M4 128GB SSD
Published: March 4, 2012
Author: Niko Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala

Today we are going to compare three SSD drives against each other, all with the same size but with a bit different specifications. This roundup will include a Kingston, Crucial and also a Patriot SSD drive.

Crucial Specifications:

  • Sustained Sequential Read: Up to 500 MB/s(SATA 6Gb/s)
  • Sustained Sequential Write: Up to 175 MB/s(SATA 6Gb/s)
  • 4KB Random Read: Up to 45,000 IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write: Up to 35,000 IOPS

Patriot Specifications:

Sequential Read: up to 270MB/s*
Sequential Write: up to 230MB/s*

Read the full Patriot TorqX2 review

Kingston Specifications:

Sequential reads: 6Gb/s, 525MB/s for all capacities
Sequential writes: 6Gb/s, 480MB/s for all capacities

Read our full review of Kingston HyperX SSD 

Closer look at Crucial M4 SSD:

Crucial M4 128GB SSD Crucial M4 128GB SSD
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Since we have not reviewed the Crucial drive as of yet we are going to go through it quickly before starting to share our test results.

This drive comes packed in a neat little box where it’s padded and covered. Inside it you will find a small manual and also a cable so you can run this drive through a USB port.

Crucial M4 128GB SSD Crucial M4 128GB SSD
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By plugging this end into the drive you can plug the other end into a USB port and run it as an external drive, a small feature that I think will come in handy when trying to compete vs the other SSD companies.  Lets get on with the review and start testing!

 

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