Average Bench: 91.8% (297th of 1058)

Based on 1,431 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT1024M550SSD1, Crucial_CT1024M5, Crucial_ CT1024M550SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial M550 1TB averaged just 8.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M550 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 1TB is 40.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 292MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 361MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,431 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 415 459
314 Write 422 471
239 Mixed 292 318
177 SusWrite 361 465
83.8% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 25.7 29.7
44.8 4K Write 82 118
26 4K Mixed 36.4 44.3
129% 48 MB/s
Min Avg Max
183 DQ Read 307 390
127 DQ Write 289 361
114 DQ Mixed 208 239
181% 268 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
859GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 473 471 473 473 476 MB/s
Read 472
Write 474
Mixed 322
SusWrite 473
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 44.4
162% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 236
216% 329 MB/s
750GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 445 444 446 445 445 MB/s
Read 446
Write 437
Mixed 303
SusWrite 445
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 40.9
145% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 165
136% 195 MB/s
749GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 435 443 438 442 441 MB/s
Read 434
Write 421
Mixed 289
SusWrite 424
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 34.7
123% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 236
196% 283 MB/s
451GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 425 425 423 423 428 MB/s
Read 422
Write 423
Mixed 300
SusWrite 424
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 39.3
136% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 160
129% 182 MB/s
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 346 234 237 180 181 MB/s
Read 448
Write 424
Mixed 296
SusWrite 254
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 36.3
127% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 216
185% 273 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 371 267 162 162 161 MB/s
Read 455
Write 448
Mixed 275
SusWrite 261
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 32.8
119% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 230
194% 278 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 347 236 178 179 179 MB/s
Read 426
Write 426
Mixed 303
SusWrite 250
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 27.8
106% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 83.2
DQ Mixed 160
126% 183 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 344 353 357 344 321 MB/s
Read 332
Write 346
Mixed 266
SusWrite 346
73% 323 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 31.6
93% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 89.3
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 90
76% 108 MB/s
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Typical M550 1TB Builds (Compare 2,529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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System: Dell Precision M6800

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $1,100

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