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2020-02-02 14:31:58

Power Measuring Crucial BX500 240

I ordered a Crucial BX250 because it was several times recommended by german magazine c't (Heise Verlag). It was also part of a recommendation for a DYI low power system "7-Watt-Mini" in c't 24/2019.

Unfortunately I can't understand this recommendation: The SSD has low write transfer rates and has a high power consumption on write. And even its (low) power consumption on read is higher than Corsair, Kingston and Patriot have.

Crucial BX500 240

240 GB means actually 468862128 sectors.

  • Idle 0.37 W
  • Read 0.6 W
  • Write 1.74 W, max 3.3 W
  • Read all sectors: 10m14.784s (372 MiB/s)
  • Write all sectors: 38m32.850s (99 MiB/s)

x-y diagram of measurements

Values overview

SATA SSD r pow
(W)
w pow
(W)
r spd
(MB/s)
w spd
(MB/s)
ADATA SU800 256 1.4 2.2
Corsair Force LE 120 0.58 0.58
Crucial BX500 240 0.6 1.7 372 99
Kingston A400 480 0.5 0.5 371 328
Kingston A400 240 0.52 1.08 371 290
Patriot Burst 120 0.54 0.54 371 86
Patriot Burst 240 0.52 0.52 369 327
Patriot Burst 480 0.51 0.5 371 328
Samsung MZ7LN128 0.97 1.57 353 150
Sandisk Z410 120 0.7 1.5
Verbatim Vi500 S3 240 0.59 0.98 211 117
Verbatim Vi500 S3 480 0.84 1.13 359 129
WD Green 120 0.96 1.3
2.5 HD r pow
(W)
w pow
(W)
r spd
(MB/s)
w spd
(MB/s)
Seagate ST1000LM048 2.7 2.6
Toshiba MQ02ABD100H 2.6 3.0
WD WD10SPZX 1.62 2.47 256
3.5 HD r pow
(W)
w pow
(W)
r spd
(MB/s)
w spd
(MB/s)
Seagate ST1000DM010 2.69 2.29
Toshiba DT01ACA100 2.86 2.94

Method

Measuring environment is explained in power measuring ADATA SU800. The calculation of speed as logged in latest measurements was simply done by taking the time for reading and writing the whole SSD in relation to its size.

Other measurements


Posted by Frank W. Bergmann | Permanent link