TEST: Crucial X6 500GB external SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the external SSD X6 with 500GB (CT500X6SSD9SE) from Crucial.
Score
795
Price/GB
0,10 €


Technical data
Image X6
Manufacturer Crucial
Model number CT500X6SSD9SE
Storage capacity 500 GB (465 GiB)
Read speed 800 MB/s
Write speed 800 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbit/s)
Connection USB Typ C
Price ca. 49 USD (= 0,10 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
41 %
Write speed
39 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 795 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Crucial X6 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
778,83 MB/s
724,88 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
25,58 MB/s
89,04 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
157,95 MB/s
231,03 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,061 ms
0,220 ms
Score
261
393
Total score
795

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of November 18, 2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Crucial X6 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
570,04 MB/s
4,03 s
Program
many small files
15,33 MB/s
459,12 s
Game
small and large files
64,47 MB/s
107,16 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the SSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 800MB/s and 800MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Crucial X6 500GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Crucial X6 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
853,76
772,82
SEQ1M
Q1T1
663,09
774,00
RND4K
Q32T16
170,84
338,02
RND4K
Q1T1
37,27
97,64

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
814,20
737,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
632,40
738,10
RND4K
Q32T16
41.709,70
82.523,20
RND4K
Q1T1
9.098,10
23.838,60

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
9.810,85
10.821,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.580,47
1.353,77
RND4K
Q32T16
12.252,80
6.196,95
RND4K
Q1T1
109,79
41,83

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Crucial X6 500GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Crucial external SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Crucial X6 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Crucial external SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Crucial X6 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Crucial external SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Crucial X6 500GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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