Average Bench: 103% (232nd of 1058)

Based on 14,224 user benchmarks.  Model: CT250MX500SSD4

Outstanding average bench

The CT250MX500SSD4 250GB averaged 2.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the CT250MX500SSD4 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 237MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the CT250MX500SSD4 250GB is 48%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the CT250MX500SSD4 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 363MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 397MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 476 512
256 Write 401 459
271 Mixed 397 447
213 SusWrite 363 449
92% 409 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 4K Read 33.6 40.9
46.6 4K Write 82.9 110
26.7 4K Mixed 46 57.2
154% 54.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
208 DQ Read 316 384
159 DQ Write 287 354
130 DQ Mixed 237 277
195% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 432 451 445 215 208 MB/s
Read 478
Write 423
Mixed 408
SusWrite 350
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 59.2
208% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 276
230% 331 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 456 457 463 463 466 MB/s
Read 514
Write 464
Mixed 454
SusWrite 454
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 51.6
173% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 274
228% 329 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 449 458 458 336 211 MB/s
Read 505
Write 455
Mixed 432
SusWrite 392
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 55.8
185% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 242
191% 264 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 439 450 453 452 458 MB/s
Read 483
Write 445
Mixed 421
SusWrite 424
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 50.1
168% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 275
229% 331 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 427 422 357 237 206 MB/s
Read 495
Write 437
Mixed 434
SusWrite 342
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 45.2
154% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 267
222% 320 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 418 416 426 425 177 MB/s
Read 490
Write 418
Mixed 421
SusWrite 380
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 45.5
150% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 182
142% 195 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 361 383 384 400 401 MB/s
Read 439
Write 427
Mixed 402
SusWrite 369
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 61.7
4K Mixed 34.1
117% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 210
164% 222 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,237 SSDs tested.

Typical CT250MX500SSD4 250GB Builds (Compare 100,090 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $979

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3 years ago.

It's good, but for the money, buy a Samsung NVME on sale.


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