Average Bench: 66.8% (644th of 1011)

Based on 2,355 user benchmarks.  Models: M4-CT512M4SSD2, M4-CT512 M4SSD2, M4-CT512M4SSD1, M4-CT512 M4-CT512M4SSD2

Above average average bench

The Crucial M4 512GB averaged 33.1% 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 75.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 452MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M4 512GB is 33%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial M4 512GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 200MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 138MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 452 503
220 Write 247 276
210 Mixed 271 300
78.3 SusWrite 200 255
65.1% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.2 4K Read 19.7 23.9
30.4 4K Write 75.9 110
15.2 4K Mixed 23.4 27.8
100% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
65.8 DQ Read 138 195
75.9 DQ Write 144 232
18.6 DQ Mixed 47.8 54
61.7% 110 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
476GB free
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 223 260 261 261 260 MB/s
Read 487
Write 254
Mixed 290
SusWrite 248
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 25.9
118% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 51
82% 156 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 226 205 251 251 250 MB/s
Read 496
Write 254
Mixed 287
SusWrite 236
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 27.6
122% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 51.8
57% 95.5 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 209 208 211 211 211 MB/s
Read 494
Write 248
Mixed 282
SusWrite 216
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 27.6
124% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 50.2
57% 97.1 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 228 228 268 224 224 MB/s
Read 453
Write 261
Mixed 282
SusWrite 234
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 25.4
108% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 50.7
55% 92.5 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 206 205 245 245 245 MB/s
Read 447
Write 239
Mixed 277
SusWrite 232
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 23.4
96% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 50.6
80% 150 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 223 195 229 240 222 MB/s
Read 458
Write 254
Mixed 283
SusWrite 213
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 22.5
86% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 51.5
56% 93.9 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 140 209 213 250 210 MB/s
Read 434
Write 242
Mixed 252
SusWrite 207
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 5.4
56% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 23.6
DQ Write 94.7
DQ Mixed 26
30% 48.1 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 125 99 97 129 69 MB/s
Read 336
Write 169
Mixed 237
SusWrite 111
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 12
40% 17.6 MB/s
DQ Read 68.5
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 50.4
66% 114 MB/s
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Typical M4 512GB Builds (Compare 1,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $503

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