Crucial P5 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review


ATTO & CrystalDiskMark

ATTO v4.01.0f1

ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5KB through 64MB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.

ATTO Disk Benchmark:

Benchmark Results: On ATTO Disk Benchmark found the Crucial P5 1TB NVMe SSD peaked at 3.3 GB/s read and 2.76 GB/s write at the standard queue depth of 4.

These results put the Crucial P5 1TB SSD again in the middle of pack of NVMe drives that have all be tested on the AMD Ryzen X570 test system running the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor.

CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0 x64

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) and shows the highest score of five runs.


Benchmark Results: The Crucial P5 1TB drive topped out at 3,530 MB/s read and 2,937 MB/s write on the sequential test at QD8. This drive is rated to hit 3,500 MB/s read and 3,000 MB/s write, so we are basically able to reach those speeds as the C: drive filled over half full on our AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU on an AMD X570 powered board. The 4K Random performance was found to be 58.6 MB/s read and 128.59 MB/s write.

Let’s look at some other benchmarks!