Average Bench: 66.9% (720th of 1074)

Based on 4,600 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 73.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 451MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M4 512GB is 32.6%. 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 4,600 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 451 501
205 Write 248 279
212 Mixed 273 300
86.9 SusWrite 205 265
65.4% 294 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 19.9 23.5
26.3 4K Write 73.5 104
14.5 4K Mixed 23.3 27.7
98.9% 38.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
90 DQ Read 143 196
72.8 DQ Write 146 236
25.2 DQ Mixed 49.3 55.1
63.3% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 208 208 208 203 227 MB/s
Read 439
Write 244
Mixed 270
SusWrite 210
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 25.2
108% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 49.6
81% 155 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0609
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 204 222 221 234 247 MB/s
Read 488
Write 256
Mixed 277
SusWrite 215
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 25.5
105% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 55.3
61% 102 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 113 92 123 102 128 MB/s
Read 486
Write 250
Mixed 290
SusWrite 124
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 27.7
119% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 51.7
58% 97.9 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 115 121 96 97 95 MB/s
Read 477
Write 141
Mixed 272
SusWrite 117
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 26.2
106% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 51.3
57% 97.1 MB/s
341GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 215 190 187 188 187 MB/s
Read 386
Write 195
Mixed 221
SusWrite 193
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 33.5
4K Mixed 17.5
64% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 91.2
DQ Mixed 50
52% 86.8 MB/s
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Gaming 41%
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Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,143

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