Average Bench: 66.8% (705th of 1058)

Based on 4,478 user benchmarks.  Models: M4-CT512M4SSD2, M4-CT512 M4SSD2, M4-CT512M4SSD1, M4-CT512 M4-CT512M4SSD2

Above average average bench

The Crucial M4 512GB averaged 33.2% 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 73.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 451MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M4 512GB is 33.9%. 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 205MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 451 502
207 Write 248 280
208 Mixed 273 300
86.6 SusWrite 205 264
65.5% 294 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 19.8 23.5
26.1 4K Write 73.3 104
14.5 4K Mixed 23.3 27.7
98.6% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
89.5 DQ Read 143 196
72.8 DQ Write 146 235
25.1 DQ Mixed 49.2 55.1
63.2% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
330GB free
Firmware: 010G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 218 219 260 262 261 MB/s
Read 482
Write 253
Mixed 295
SusWrite 239
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 24.8
111% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 53.2
83% 157 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 205 207 197 218 218 MB/s
Read 499
Write 252
Mixed 287
SusWrite 202
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 27.8
128% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 53
59% 99 MB/s
343GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 241 241 241 244 243 MB/s
Read 499
Write 250
Mixed 281
SusWrite 242
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 25.1
104% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 51.5
82% 156 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 101 90 128 128 152 MB/s
Read 502
Write 256
Mixed 287
SusWrite 135
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 26.7
115% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 50.9
82% 156 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 193 148 212 201 215 MB/s
Read 455
Write 207
Mixed 127
SusWrite 190
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 22.6
105% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 44
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 51.6
64% 108 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 210 246 210 251 251 MB/s
Read 459
Write 242
Mixed 257
SusWrite 230
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 22.5
90% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 52
56% 92.9 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 115 138 123 105 115 MB/s
Read 462
Write 246
Mixed 282
SusWrite 121
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 25.4
108% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 54.7
59% 99.1 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 208 207 203 203 206 MB/s
Read 367
Write 246
Mixed 262
SusWrite 200
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 24.5
106% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 51.4
56% 93.5 MB/s
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 75%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,413

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