Average Bench: 92.7% (266th of 1040)

Based on 3,404 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT512M550SSD1, Crucial_ CT512M550SSD, Crucial_ CT512M550SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial M550 512GB averaged just 7.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M550 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 199MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 512GB is 41.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 296MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 343MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 3,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 424 463
341 Write 430 471
237 Mixed 296 322
138 SusWrite 343 463
83.9% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 26.2 30.3
46 4K Write 86.4 118
25.3 4K Mixed 37.1 44.5
133% 49.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 317 384
101 DQ Write 300 360
49.1 DQ Mixed 199 231
179% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 447 445 438 439 440 MB/s
Read 463
Write 471
Mixed 309
SusWrite 444
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 43.6
157% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 231
212% 324 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 434 425 431 446 400 MB/s
Read 458
Write 473
Mixed 317
SusWrite 428
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 43.1
157% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 230
207% 312 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 278 345 342 340 339 MB/s
Read 344
Write 364
Mixed 260
SusWrite 335
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 36.4
126% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 163
136% 197 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 198 106 143 129 120 MB/s
Read 452
Write 465
Mixed 320
SusWrite 171
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 32.4
123% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 217
201% 310 MB/s
3,404 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,127,900 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $28321 months
Send price feedback
Typical M550 512GB Builds (Compare 1,410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,213

Popular M550 512GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC

Added n/a ago.

Your
opinion?
1040 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $185Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $142Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $548SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback