Joined on 08/22/11
Very Big and Very Cheap
Pros: It's a whopping 5TB Relatively quiet in my noisy room
Cons: Only hit advertised speed in benchmarks
Overall Review: This is an out-of-package review, as I am not the one who will be using it 380/130 read/write MB/s 14,404/1,464 IOPS in benchmark software 100 (up to 115)/100(up to 115) MB/s read/write 1GB file 530/97KB/s 1000 files 1.28MB total size 115MB/S when reading and writing from Windows off a 20Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 port and NVMe drive. Odd that synthetics bypass this. Might be the cable that comes with it?
Right price, bad product
Pros: Video quality is what I would expect out of composite cables. Too many people expect miracles, they forget what composite VHS recordings looked like on 480i sets back in the day.
Cons: Nothing about this device is good. The included software doesn't let me capture sound easily, I had to fiddle with windows settings for hours to get it to work. After recording sound separately through Audacity, I noticed a high pitched whine in recorded audio. It's really noticeable if the recorded sound is in the 60dB range or lower. It's not my $1400 newegg RoG laptop making this sound. Running it through a 12dB 4,000Hz low pass filter got rid of the whining, but that's a lot of work to record video.
Overall Review: If it wasn't for that whine in the audio I'd not rate this so poorly. It's not like I wasn't going to record to raw AVI and sound then encode it using third party software anyways, but the fact that there's any whine at all just ruins my day. Maybe taking the device apart and some solder can fix it...
Great Drive, Good Price
Pros: 1.7GB Writes / 1.6GB Reads (synthetic) 250,000 random reads and writes Transferred 125GB in under 2 minutes from my other SSD (a 2x faster 970 EVO) including 6000 ~2.4mb files Was between 1.35 and 1.5GB/s on large file writes Never reached over 70C with no heat spreader, stayed under 70C while dumping the cache
Cons: Struggled considerably on smaller files: Takes 40 seconds to copy 6000 ~2,4GB files (375MB/s) to it (I can 7zip store these files from my EVO to the Crucial in less than 30s) Takes 50 seconds to copy 6000 ~2,4GB files (300MB/s) from it, takes 100 seconds from my RAID0 HDDs. My EVO is more than happy to do both at once so I think it's a limitation of the Crucial If I find any more, rest assured I will update this review
Overall Review: For VERY large file transfers, you will hit the limit of the SLC cache. It is very unlikely you will ever thermal throttle this drive assuming good circulation (mine is right next to the CPU fan so it was getting a nice blast of cool air, it would get hotter if I had high CPU load though) Update: Nothing at all to add to my original review. Drive is still working fine.
A Good, Cheap Drive
Pros: Price/GB Barely warms up to the touch
Cons: USB 2.0 write speeds 494GB (460GiB) reported in Windows (almost 4% smaller, come on guys...)
Overall Review: This is an out-of-package review, as I am not the one who will be using it 113/50 read/write MB/s 1953/488 IOPS in benchmark software 156/62.5MB/s read/write 1GB file 1.1/2.5MB/s 1333 files 9KB average size 25.0 MB/s when writing almost the entire drive