Average Bench: 89.4% (297th of 1026)

Based on 535 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 183MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB is 42.8%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 321MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 323MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 535 samples)
Min Avg Max
328 Read 425 517
319 Write 417 475
239 Mixed 321 484
141 SusWrite 323 444
83.5% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 25.6 31.5
41.6 4K Write 80.9 114
17.3 4K Mixed 34.2 44.8
125% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 DQ Read 294 387
70.1 DQ Write 283 345
18.6 DQ Mixed 183 239
166% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 428 446 448 443 430 MB/s
Read 433
Write 425
Mixed 313
SusWrite 420
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 39.1
139% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 237
212% 320 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 320 398 381 389 392 MB/s
Read 434
Write 434
Mixed 300
SusWrite 368
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 40.2
142% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 239
212% 317 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 422 427 417 428 431 MB/s
Read 399
Write 414
Mixed 273
SusWrite 421
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 39.2
126% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 233
211% 320 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 328 424 438 437 426 MB/s
Read 443
Write 461
Mixed 326
SusWrite 398
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 39.8
130% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 213
158% 215 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 342 442 451 456 458 MB/s
Read 458
Write 433
Mixed 319
SusWrite 393
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 23.6
108% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 210
165% 236 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,418,669 SSDs tested.

Typical Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 5,682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

System: Alienware Aurora-R4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $576

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