Average Bench: 89.7% (275th of 1012)

Based on 429 user benchmarks.  Model: Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB

Very good average bench

The Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB averaged just 10.2% 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 133MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB is 41.6%. 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 369MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 429 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 452 523
337 Write 430 478
242 Mixed 369 490
140 SusWrite 319 431
88.2% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 25.6 31
41 4K Write 81.1 114
15.2 4K Mixed 31 43.4
122% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 250 386
70 DQ Write 258 343
15.7 DQ Mixed 133 238
133% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 388 408 408 412 419 MB/s
Read 429
Write 450
Mixed 321
SusWrite 402
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 40.4
143% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 234
208% 314 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 331 336 320 328 309 MB/s
Read 431
Write 428
Mixed 311
SusWrite 339
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 42.2
149% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 237
212% 321 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 295 237 258 240 240 MB/s
Read 426
Write 416
Mixed 301
SusWrite 252
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 36.7
136% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 236
209% 314 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 273 196 166 112 123 MB/s
Read 445
Write 439
Mixed 330
SusWrite 208
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 38.4
139% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 235
209% 317 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 284 172 177 114 131 MB/s
Read 436
Write 440
Mixed 320
SusWrite 189
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 39.5
143% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 193
184% 288 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: DL03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 398 383 396 407 400 MB/s
Read 397
Write 363
Mixed 224
SusWrite 398
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 27.3
92% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 65.3
DQ Mixed 88
71% 104 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,094,986 SSDs tested.

Typical Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 4,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Alienware Aurora-R4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $805

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