Average Bench: 66.5% (709th of 1058)

Based on 3,716 user benchmarks.  Models: M4-CT512M4SSD2, M4-CT512 M4SSD2, M4-CT512M4SSD1, M4-CT512 M4-CT512M4SSD2

Above average average bench

The Crucial M4 512GB averaged 33.4% 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 73.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 450MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M4 512GB is 35.8%. 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 201MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,716 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 450 501
185 Write 247 282
200 Mixed 271 300
81.2 SusWrite 201 265
65% 292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 19.8 23.6
26.8 4K Write 73.9 105
14.7 4K Mixed 23.4 27.8
98.9% 39 MB/s
Min Avg Max
77.2 DQ Read 141 196
75.1 DQ Write 145 235
25.2 DQ Mixed 49.2 55
62.8% 112 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
477GB free
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 215 214 217 255 255 MB/s
Read 493
Write 250
Mixed 274
SusWrite 224
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 27.2
125% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 51
84% 159 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 194 263 265 265 265 MB/s
Read 494
Write 255
Mixed 286
SusWrite 241
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 26
113% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 54.5
86% 163 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 216 217 218 247 259 MB/s
Read 482
Write 254
Mixed 294
SusWrite 228
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 26.3
115% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 51.4
84% 161 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: 000F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 268 268 227 228 268 MB/s
Read 487
Write 261
Mixed 300
SusWrite 248
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 24.4
102% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 51.7
85% 162 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 192 188 162 182 148 MB/s
Read 412
Write 234
Mixed 258
SusWrite 173
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 21.5
95% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 51.6
56% 92.3 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 198 180 184 191 195 MB/s
Read 448
Write 245
Mixed 268
SusWrite 191
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 13
48% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 97.9
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 17.9
22% 42.4 MB/s
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Gaming 84%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,663

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