Average Bench: 170% (120th of 1058)

Based on 3,054 user benchmarks.  Models: CT250P2SSD8, NVMe CT250P2SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 70.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 690MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 708MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 105%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 366MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 858MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,054 samples)
Min Avg Max
634 Read 1,089 1,312
236 Write 858 1,079
321 Mixed 944 1,095
219 SusWrite 366 539
182% 814 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.1 4K Read 47.9 56.7
65 4K Write 147 212
30.5 4K Mixed 64.5 80.9
233% 86.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
438 DQ Read 752 827
197 DQ Write 708 1,087
273 DQ Mixed 690 809
529% 717 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free
Firmware: P2CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 44 45 45 45 46 MB/s
Read 3,882
Write 46.3
Mixed 77
SusWrite 44
211% 1,012 MB/s
4K Read 529
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 2.5
807% 178 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1076 466 239 227 220 221 MB/s
Read 1,265
Write 873
Mixed 1,101
SusWrite 408
204% 912 MB/s
4K Read 59
4K Write 223
4K Mixed 85.3
317% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 830
DQ Write 850
DQ Mixed 808
616% 829 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 166 186 211 215 215 MB/s
Read 1,282
Write 1,056
Mixed 1,018
SusWrite 205
199% 890 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 68.3
250% 95 MB/s
DQ Read 824
DQ Write 1,089
DQ Mixed 805
650% 906 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1032 487 238 227 221 224 MB/s
Read 1,275
Write 1,069
Mixed 1078
SusWrite 405
214% 957 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 66.7
231% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 810
DQ Write 623
DQ Mixed 796
574% 743 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1012 526 234 223 221 219 MB/s
Read 1195
Write 975
Mixed 1,001
SusWrite 406
200% 894 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 62.2
217% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 812
DQ Write 617
DQ Mixed 792
572% 741 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1036 1038 311 226 219 219 MB/s
Read 1,101
Write 1,021
Mixed 1,018
SusWrite 508
205% 912 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 58.3
194% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 714
DQ Write 453
DQ Mixed 605
445% 591 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: P2CR Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 490 672 719 603 229 224 MB/s
Read 924
Write 1,012
Mixed 897
SusWrite 489
187% 831 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 50.4
181% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 800
DQ Write 564
DQ Mixed 674
506% 680 MB/s
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Typical P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 81,696 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $898

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