Average Bench: 89.5% (281st of 1016)

Based on 446 user benchmarks.  Model: Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB

Very good average bench

The Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB averaged just 10.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB is 42%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 319MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 365MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 446 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 450 523
325 Write 428 478
240 Mixed 365 490
141 SusWrite 319 434
87.8% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 25.6 31.1
40.7 4K Write 80.7 113
15.2 4K Mixed 31.2 43.8
122% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 252 386
66.7 DQ Write 259 343
15.7 DQ Mixed 136 238
135% 216 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 407 406 408 409 404 MB/s
Read 428
Write 429
Mixed 304
SusWrite 406
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 44.7
159% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 229
196% 285 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 349 349 351 358 347 MB/s
Read 452
Write 454
Mixed 311
SusWrite 361
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 42.7
152% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 233
199% 290 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 142 133 121 129 132 MB/s
Read 451
Write 446
Mixed 316
SusWrite 166
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 39
134% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 239
214% 323 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 365 337 366 275 362 MB/s
Read 396
Write 408
Mixed 276
SusWrite 350
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 26.3
108% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 235
205% 303 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 312 321 353 347 344 MB/s
Read 367
Write 376
Mixed 280
SusWrite 335
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 31.8
118% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 38
100% 208 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 282 269 265 262 286 MB/s
Read 384
Write 398
Mixed 220
SusWrite 280
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 27.7
92% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 65.9
DQ Mixed 87.9
72% 106 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,395,411 SSDs tested.

Typical Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 4,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Alienware Aurora-R4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $702

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