PCMARK VANTAGE PROFESSIONAL X64 VER. 184.108.40.206
PCMark Vantage measures PCMarks as an indicator of performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.
A score of over 70000 for PCM is considered high, and easily implants the drive under testing as the top 5% in performance. The Crucial M500 480GB conclusively falls into this upper echelon of leading-edge SSDs.
Moving on to the real-world tests, we see that the Marvell 88SS9187 chip is more than capable of boosting overall productivity. The file copy results are pretty quick for duplicating and moving around data:
Load times on a clean system are really darn fast as well:
Keep in mind that Steam is in auto-login mode, so these results are even more impressive. SSD-to-SSD file transfer is one thing, but being able to load into Steam about six seconds from the Windows load screen is astounding to say the least.