While it is important to know how a drive will perform under optimal conditions, more realistic scenarios are just as important. Knowing how drive will behave 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 VMWare test.
Real World Results
For a real world application we have opted for our standard Adobe and Saints Row 3 tests.
No matter what the future brings, one thing that is certain is right now the P5 Plus is an excellent SSD at an excellent price. So much so that even it does quickly get surpassed by even faster models it still will be hard to beat when looking at overall value. So, if you are looking for a great NVMe M.2 SSD that will not break the bank while still satisfying your craving for both capacity and performance the Crucial P5 Plus series demands to be on your short list. Congratulations Micron for once again proving that you are true trailblazers of the industry.
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