Average Bench: 66.1% (705th of 1058)

Based on 3,526 user benchmarks.  Models: M4-CT512M4SSD2, M4-CT512 M4SSD2, M4-CT512M4SSD1, M4-CT512 M4-CT512M4SSD2

Above average average bench

The Crucial M4 512GB averaged 33.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 453MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M4 512GB is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M4 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 205MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,526 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 453 501
161 Write 244 281
198 Mixed 271 302
96.5 SusWrite 205 263
65.1% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 19.7 23.6
20.6 4K Write 70.3 106
13.4 4K Mixed 23 27.7
96.6% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
79.9 DQ Read 141 196
61.4 DQ Write 143 236
24.9 DQ Mixed 49 53.1
62.4% 111 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 209 216 218 248 227 MB/s
Read 488
Write 248
Mixed 291
SusWrite 221
69% 312 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 24
101% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 52.8
57% 95.3 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 222 251 238 223 223 MB/s
Read 498
Write 252
Mixed 278
SusWrite 230
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 25.2
94% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 55.1
59% 98.6 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 243 215 216 212 209 MB/s
Read 438
Write 153
Mixed 264
SusWrite 212
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 23.3
90% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 54.6
86% 162 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 87 97 98 77 101 MB/s
Read 302
Write 202
Mixed 217
SusWrite 98
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 21.7
80% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20
DQ Write 59
DQ Mixed 23.2
22% 34.1 MB/s
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Typical M4 512GB Builds (Compare 2,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 82%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,553

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