Average Bench: 228% (71st of 1058)

Based on 556 user benchmarks.  Model: CT250P5SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 127.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 841MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,035MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 142%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 703MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 556 samples)
Min Avg Max
744 Read 2,035 2,732
635 Write 1,340 1,537
655 Mixed 1,142 1,312
398 SusWrite 703 1,042
290% 1,305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.7 4K Read 50.9 55.3
60 4K Write 109 129
40 4K Mixed 62.7 72.6
215% 74.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
470 DQ Read 783 849
315 DQ Write 882 1,320
363 DQ Mixed 841 971
631% 835 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1524 1506 1473 1466 991 216 MB/s
Read 2,721
Write 1542
Mixed 1,063
SusWrite 1196
361% 1,631 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 73.5
242% 84.4 MB/s
DQ Read 836
DQ Write 1027
DQ Mixed 966
719% 943 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1533 1550 1534 1498 1498 954 MB/s
Read 2,379
Write 1,471
Mixed 1242
SusWrite 1,428
363% 1,630 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 54.4
193% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 834
DQ Write 713
DQ Mixed 810
597% 786 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 883 1349 1388 392 233 229 MB/s
Read 2,380
Write 1,410
Mixed 1,215
SusWrite 746
319% 1,438 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 68.8
231% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 811
DQ Write 1,075
DQ Mixed 946
714% 944 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1458 728 240 241 241 243 MB/s
Read 2,411
Write 1,504
Mixed 1289
SusWrite 525
317% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 72.1
242% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 808
DQ Write 1,050
DQ Mixed 954
713% 938 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1465 1506 1059 345 238 234 MB/s
Read 2,075
Write 1,501
Mixed 1,139
SusWrite 808
307% 1,381 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 60.1
207% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 838
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 948
706% 928 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1451 1485 1116 232 278 241 MB/s
Read 2,307
Write 1,526
Mixed 1,251
SusWrite 800
327% 1,471 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 61.6
205% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 804
DQ Write 633
DQ Mixed 777
566% 738 MB/s
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Typical P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 37,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 78%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $734

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