Average Bench: 92.5% (310th of 1080)

Based on 5,683 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT512M550SSD1, Crucial_ CT512M550SSD, Crucial_ CT512M550SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial M550 512GB averaged just 7.5% 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 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 512GB is 45.7%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,683 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 421 464
327 Write 422 470
242 Mixed 295 322
141 SusWrite 343 463
83.3% 370 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 26.3 30.3
39.9 4K Write 86.6 120
24.1 4K Mixed 36.9 44.4
133% 49.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 320 384
91.9 DQ Write 295 362
84.2 DQ Mixed 203 232
181% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
158GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 441 448 449 443 444 MB/s
Read 457
Write 465
Mixed 331
SusWrite 448
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 42
153% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 224
194% 286 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 290 185 193 176 181 MB/s
Read 451
Write 458
Mixed 324
SusWrite 218
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 45
173% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 226
202% 306 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 348 405 392 382 370 MB/s
Read 437
Write 461
Mixed 320
SusWrite 390
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 38.4
135% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 209
198% 309 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 419 422 418 423 416 MB/s
Read 425
Write 441
Mixed 301
SusWrite 423
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 76.5
4K Mixed 35.4
125% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 230
209% 318 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 226 141 155 159 158 MB/s
Read 437
Write 446
Mixed 297
SusWrite 190
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 34.6
119% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 225
204% 310 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 271 182 145 153 160 MB/s
Read 361
Write 381
Mixed 274
SusWrite 210
69% 306 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 29.4
101% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 232
203% 298 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 224 220 218 219 219 MB/s
Read 306
Write 219
Mixed 220
SusWrite 222
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 44.5
4K Mixed 27.6
90% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 137
110% 156 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 152 139 75 67 55 MB/s
Read 311
Write 231
Mixed 225
SusWrite 105
49% 218 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 27.1
100% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 134
107% 151 MB/s
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Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $780

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