Average Bench: 735% (3rd of 1080)

Based on 744 user benchmarks.  Models: CT4000T700SSD5, CT4000T700SSD3, NVMe CT4000T700SSD3

The Crucial T700 is one of the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs, offering peak data rates double those of PCIe 4.0. The T700 can reach staggering burst sequential read and write speeds of 15 and 12 GB/s. However, out of cache performance still lies within PCIe 4.0 limits so the T700 doesn’t have a PCIe 5.0 advantage during sustained workloads. At current prices (1TB = $140, 2TB = $270, 4TB = $370) the T700 may be of interest to users looking for almost unparalleled burst performance, though most users won’t notice much improvement compared to the WD Black SN850X because of other bottlenecks in in a typical system. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial T700 M.2 4TB averaged 634.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial T700 M.2 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,522MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 6,092MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial T700 M.2 4TB is 580%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial T700 M.2 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 235MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 94.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 744 samples)
Min Avg Max
3,538 Read 6,026 7,655
1,460 Write 6,092 8,214
1,161 Mixed 3,358 3,955
1,242 SusWrite 4,851 7376
1,141% 5,082 MB/s
Min Avg Max
55.1 4K Read 94.5 94.6
67.7 4K Write 235 363
62.3 4K Mixed 123 149
426% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1,110 DQ Read 1,767 2,321
351 DQ Write 1,235 1,901
687 DQ Mixed 1,522 2,067
1,131% 1,508 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: PACR5101 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5999 6001 6006 6005 6021 6014 MB/s
Read 6,203
Write 6,018
Mixed 3,271
SusWrite 6,008
1,208% 5,375 MB/s
4K Read 66.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 92.2
293% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,677
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 1,456
1,054% 1,381 MB/s
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: PACR5101 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6075 6077 6045 6003 6031 6017 MB/s
Read 5,891
Write 6,364
Mixed 3,441
SusWrite 6,041
1,224% 5,434 MB/s
4K Read 66.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 91.9
294% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,683
DQ Write 997
DQ Mixed 1,451
1,050% 1,377 MB/s
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: PACR5102 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5958 5890 5754 2858 1730 2070 MB/s
Read 6,393
Write 6,646
Mixed 3,426
SusWrite 4,043
1,150% 5127 MB/s
4K Read 65.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 84.3
272% 90.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,522
DQ Write 979
DQ Mixed 1,333
972% 1,278 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $600 @ launch in May '23
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Typical T700 M.2 4TB Builds (Compare 588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 459%
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Desktop 127%
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Workstation 609%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $2,822

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