SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of IBIS HSDL vs M500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of OCZ IBIS HSDL

Reasons to consider the
OCZ IBIS HSDL

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Much faster 4k random write 218.13 MB/s vs 66.2 MB/s More than 3.2x faster 4k random write
Faster 4k random read 257.14 MB/s vs 126.46 MB/s More than 2x faster 4k random read
Faster 512K sequential read 710.98 MB/s vs 512.18 MB/s Around 40% faster 512K sequential read
Faster 512K sequential write 510.91 MB/s vs 413.32 MB/s Around 25% faster 512K sequential write
Significantly lower 4k random write access time 1.15 ms vs 3.78 ms 3.3x lower 4k random write access time
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours More than 65% higher MTBF
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 0.97 ms vs 1.98 ms 2x lower 4k random read access time
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 532.98 MB/s vs 306.5 MB/s Around 75% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Higher AS SSD score 1,220 pts vs 1,011 pts More than 20% higher AS SSD score
Front view of Crucial M500

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 160 GB 6x higher capacity
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.8 s vs 16.6 s More than 45% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much lighter 64 g vs 339 g 5.3x lighter
Much lower avg. power consumption 2.13 Watts vs 7.84 Watts 3.7x lower avg. power consumption
Much faster photoshop lens filter 57.4 s vs 74 s More than 20% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 7 mm vs 25 mm 3.6x thinner thickness
Slightly higher PCMark vantage score 24,678 pts vs 23,141 pts More than 5% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of IBIS HSDL vs Crucial M500

4K Random Read

IBIS HSDL
257.14 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

IBIS HSDL
218.13 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

IBIS HSDL
16.6 s
Crucial M500
8.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

IBIS HSDL
7.84 Watts
Crucial M500
2.13 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

IBIS HSDL
1.15 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

IBIS HSDL
0.97 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street

IBIS HSDL  vs Crucial M500 

8.0
9.0
Well OK, it still has an eye-watering price tag, but given how expensive solid state drives were even a year ago, it's an impressively low price point.
Crucial M500

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