[Guide] Laptop SSDs.

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
My NVME SSD Benchmarks:
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Can this SSD be further overclocked.
Does it damage the SSD?
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Hey guys,

Recently I installed Crucial MX500 1TB SSD in my Samsung NP550P5C laptop. I use Windows 10 with Ubuntu 16 in dual boot using Grub, which made the cloning drives a hassle. I used Crucial's Acronis True Image software to clone the drive which failed to clone Ubuntu(70GB) and one of the Windows partition(60GB) in 2 trails. I ignored that and proceeded to install the SSDs cause I just could not wait anymore to use the SSD. After installing the SSD I found out that the MBR was pointing to Grub which was actually on the Ubuntu drive which I did not clone. I ended up in Grub rescue mode which I had no clue how to use, after searching for solutions online I gave up after 3-4hrs. Fortunately, I found a Ubuntu 14 bootable USB drive and installed it on SSD after creating partitions on the SSD. That fixed the Grub loader and I was able to get the option to boot into both the OSes now. Whew!

For people using dual boot, please keep a bootable Linux USB drive handy so that you can fix the boot loader if you are using Grub on MBR.

I searched around for the Crystaldisk Mark benchmarks online but there are some differences in the reading I am getting. Also, I don't know if the readings which I am getting are fine. Please help me understand if the SSD I have is normal or defective. Below are the readings :

* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

1. C:/ Drive: 47% Filled
[Read]
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 549.023 MB/s [ 523.6 IOPS] < 15249.56 us>
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 519.200 MB/s [ 495.1 IOPS] < 2017.96 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 32, T=16): 310.166 MB/s [ 75724.1 IOPS] < 5989.29 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 28.998 MB/s [ 7079.6 IOPS] < 140.12 us>

[Write]
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 491.346 MB/s [ 468.6 IOPS] < 16992.78 us>
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 471.398 MB/s [ 449.6 IOPS] < 2221.97 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 32, T=16): 282.000 MB/s [ 68847.7 IOPS] < 7143.28 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 64.804 MB/s [ 15821.3 IOPS] < 62.61 us>

Profile: Default
Test: 1 GiB (x5) [Interval: 5 sec] <DefaultAffinity=DISABLED>
Date: 2020/08/30 18:25:48
OS: Windows 10 [10.0 Build 18362] (x64)

2. Y:/ Drive: 80% Filled
[Read]
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 550.004 MB/s [ 524.5 IOPS] < 15224.60 us>
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 522.336 MB/s [ 498.1 IOPS] < 2006.19 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 32, T=16): 329.490 MB/s [ 80441.9 IOPS] < 5627.94 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 31.953 MB/s [ 7801.0 IOPS] < 127.31 us>

[Write]
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 491.160 MB/s [ 468.4 IOPS] < 16999.87 us>
Sequential 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 473.477 MB/s [ 451.5 IOPS] < 2211.98 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 32, T=16): 256.064 MB/s [ 62515.6 IOPS] < 8086.68 us>
Random 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 49.633 MB/s [ 12117.4 IOPS] < 81.71 us>

Profile: Default
Test: 1 GiB (x5) [Interval: 5 sec] <DefaultAffinity=DISABLED>
Date: 2020/08/30 18:57:18
OS: Windows 10 [10.0 Build 18362] (x64)
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
I searched around for the Crystaldisk Mark benchmarks online but there are some differences in the reading I am getting. Also, I don't know if the readings which I am getting are fine. Please help me understand if the SSD I have is normal or defective. Below are the readings :
Your laptop is very old so can't be sure about old hardware limiting ssd performance. The above values though looks fine for such an old laptop.
 

Cool Buddy

Wise Old Owl
Please help me understand if the SSD I have is normal or defective. Below are the readings :
The speeds look pretty fine. Considering that the drive specs themselves list 560 MBps on Amazon and you've hit 550 MBps, I don't see how it could have done any better.
 

TigerKing

Cyborg Agent
Not SSD question.

Is there any tool which can log data transfer speed, bytes read and write speed of HDD?

Also is there any tool or website, where I can calculate or estimate daily GB Written?
If I stream YouTube @720p for 1 hour, Browse with chrome for 1 hour, AutoCAD 2 hour, Play CODM on LDPlayer emulator for 1 hour, play GTA5 for 1 hour etc etc

As per crucial bx500 480GB specifications TBW is 120
65 gb per day.
So what's average GBW for normal user?

 
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Not SSD question.

Is there any tool which can log data transfer speed, bytes read and write speed of HDD?

Also is there any tool or website, where I can calculate or estimate daily GB Written?
If I stream YouTube @720p for 1 hour, Browse with chrome for 1 hour, AutoCAD 2 hour, Play CODM on LDPlayer emulator for 1 hour, play GTA5 for 1 hour etc etc

As per crucial bx500 480GB specifications TBW is 120
65 gb per day.
So what's average GBW for normal user?

Not sure of tools, but I use HWinfo for monitoring TBW. Crystaldiskinfo can also be used.

After 2.5 years, my 1TB Intel 660p is at 19.2TB (not OS drive).
My HP EX920 1TB is at 29.5TB after 2+ years of being OS drive.

My usage includes daily web browsing, watching videos, gaming (2hrs daily). Have been using my laptop for WFH stuff since past 1.5 years, have used blender a lot on my OS drive, but no heavy blender usage IMO.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Also is there any tool or website, where I can calculate or estimate daily GB Written?
If I stream YouTube @720p for 1 hour, Browse with chrome for 1 hour, AutoCAD 2 hour, Play CODM on LDPlayer emulator for 1 hour, play GTA5 for 1 hour etc etc
Out of all these the only significant task affecting daily GB written would be autocad, rest all you can ignore. For reference I use chrome for at least 5-6 hours on laptop & also sometimes play youtube videos(but not much) but I usually hibernate my laptop meaning all my ram content gets written to ssd & out of my 8gb ram around 6gb is always used because of multiple tabs in chrome so on an avg I use around 10gb daily.
 

TigerKing

Cyborg Agent
Crucial bx500 480gb at ₹3999.
Is this a good deal? Considering price earlier in 2019, 18?
 
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TigerKing

Cyborg Agent
If you're looking for something cheap, go for Kingston A2000. That's a good SSD.
Thank you for quick advice.

Its not a good SSD, but if you are limited to 4k budget, its good. For 5k, you can get MX500 on sale, a top tier SATA SSD.
Okay. Done.




 
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TigerKing

Cyborg Agent
m.2 (any) to 2.5" SATA adaptor compared to 2.5" SATA SSD,
What will be transfer speed?

As 2.5" SATA SSD are costlier compared m.2, I was thinking to purchase m.2 SSD for Dell Latitude D530.
Which can be used on other laptop if Dell laptop stopped working.

Any suggestions? For adaptor and m.2 SSD (500gb around 5k+/-)?
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
m.2. sata ssds should cost nearly the same, I guess if you find m.2. sata ssd and adapter for less cost, you could save a few bucks. Look for MX500, its a widely available M.2. ssd.

You can go for cheaper ones as well, WD Greens, Kingston etc. if you just need dirt cheap something that gets the job done.
 
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