Average Bench: 66.9% (678th of 1040)

Based on 3,112 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 75.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 452MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M4 512GB is 29.8%. 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 202MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,112 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 452 502
194 Write 245 278
215 Mixed 272 300
89.3 SusWrite 202 261
65.1% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 20 23.6
30.2 4K Write 75.1 106
14.3 4K Mixed 23.5 27.7
100% 39.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
72.4 DQ Read 137 196
73.8 DQ Write 139 233
23.6 DQ Mixed 48.4 53.5
61.1% 108 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 300 253 295 295 290 MB/s
Read 497
Write 279
Mixed 303
SusWrite 288
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 26.3
116% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 51
57% 95.7 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 215 255 256 254 252 MB/s
Read 480
Write 259
Mixed 294
SusWrite 241
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 24.6
110% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 52.7
84% 158 MB/s
239GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 217 257 257 257 256 MB/s
Read 494
Write 251
Mixed 289
SusWrite 244
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 26.5
113% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 82.8
DQ Mixed 49.7
51% 84 MB/s
421GB free
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 239 235 243 288 288 MB/s
Read 460
Write 278
Mixed 296
SusWrite 254
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 22.7
93% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 50.4
86% 165 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 205 230 248 212 220 MB/s
Read 482
Write 254
Mixed 283
SusWrite 207
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 24.7
115% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 50.7
57% 96.8 MB/s
268GB free
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 217 257 217 256 217 MB/s
Read 489
Write 253
Mixed 298
SusWrite 230
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 25.2
107% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 51.2
57% 96.7 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 220 214 215 215 175 MB/s
Read 439
Write 255
Mixed 277
SusWrite 209
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 17.8
68% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 56.5
61% 101 MB/s
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $848

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