Average Bench: 92.8% (250th of 1018)

Based on 122 user benchmarks.  Model: Crucial_CT512M550SSD4

Excellent average bench

The Crucial M550 SATA M.2 512GB averaged just 7.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M550 SATA M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 111MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 SATA M.2 512GB is 40.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 SATA M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 353MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 227MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 122 samples)
Min Avg Max
394 Read 475 523
391 Write 447 481
233 Mixed 390 486
207 SusWrite 353 445
93.6% 416 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 25.9 30.7
44.8 4K Write 89.9 129
14.3 4K Mixed 30.5 45.2
126% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 DQ Read 227 381
68.2 DQ Write 242 342
13.5 DQ Mixed 111 228
118% 193 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 453 449 425 420 429 MB/s
Read 438
Write 447
Mixed 304
SusWrite 440
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 45.8
172% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 226
200% 297 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 401 398 397 416 407 MB/s
Read 462
Write 470
Mixed 318
SusWrite 406
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 45.1
162% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 227
194% 283 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 356 338 333 344 328 MB/s
Read 412
Write 390
Mixed 293
SusWrite 349
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 43.6
156% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 229
208% 318 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 342 346 338 346 340 MB/s
Read 451
Write 450
Mixed 314
SusWrite 348
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 40.6
149% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 227
197% 290 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 374 371 368 366 366 MB/s
Read 415
Write 438
Mixed 317
SusWrite 361
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 36.6
132% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 226
204% 312 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 248 372 346 374 367 MB/s
Read 361
Write 402
Mixed 264
SusWrite 342
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 28
95% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1.7
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 1.3
25% 54.4 MB/s
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Typical M550 SATA M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 440 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

System: Notebook P65_P67SE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 11% - Very poor Total price: $228

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