Samsung
CrucialCT512M550SSD3
  

Release date ≈ Q2 2014.

Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,399 user samples
958 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 40GB free (System drive)
Poor: 44% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 687th / 1074
441 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 215GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 470GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 369th / 1074
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
69 % 87.3 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
420 MB/s +3% 409 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
241 MB/s 404 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+68%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.4 MB/s 24 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
49.6 MB/s 75.1 MB/s Much faster random write.
+51%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
153 MB/s 287 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+88%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
23.9 MB/s 33.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+40%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
227 MB/s 337 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+48%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
491 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
461 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
362 MB/s 469 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+30%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.9 MB/s +3% 29.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
79.4 MB/s 115 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+45%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
198 MB/s 325 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+64%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.5 MB/s 43.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+35%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
354 MB/s 462 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+31%
Market Share
Based on 75,944,963 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 50 %
Age
Newest
120+ Months 120+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
372 MB/s 381 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
222 MB/s 360 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+62%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,025 Pts 1,223 Pts Stronger server IO.
+19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.5 MB/s 230 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+154%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
320 MB/s +3% 312 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
159 MB/s 290 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+82%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
78 MB/s 201 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+158%
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 512GB
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