Average Bench: 86.9% (336th of 1040)

Based on 549 user benchmarks.  Model: Crucial_CT256M550SSD3

Very good average bench

The Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB averaged just 13.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 141MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB is 41.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 314MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 549 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 454 519
338 Write 428 474
261 Mixed 364 488
150 SusWrite 314 430
87.7% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 24.8 30.6
34.3 4K Write 72.7 109
14.5 4K Mixed 30.3 44.1
115% 42.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 248 383
59.3 DQ Write 252 345
13.8 DQ Mixed 141 237
136% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 346 338 377 320 335 MB/s
Read 415
Write 432
Mixed 303
SusWrite 353
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 34.3
129% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 223
196% 293 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 418 415 425 416 412 MB/s
Read 400
Write 410
Mixed 275
SusWrite 419
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 30.1
102% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 234
211% 321 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 348 367 380 374 377 MB/s
Read 411
Write 416
Mixed 278
SusWrite 362
83% 367 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 25.5
116% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 233
206% 309 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 236 200 196 213 188 MB/s
Read 453
Write 467
Mixed 326
SusWrite 226
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 38.3
132% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 235
210% 318 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 417 413 407 400 405 MB/s
Read 397
Write 406
Mixed 290
SusWrite 410
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 31
104% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 229
195% 284 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 202 132 127 113 108 MB/s
Read 420
Write 427
Mixed 287
SusWrite 172
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 29.1
94% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 235
204% 301 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 156 97 115 95 132 MB/s
Read 420
Write 425
Mixed 317
SusWrite 159
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 27.5
93% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 236
213% 323 MB/s
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Typical M550 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 61 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 2099

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $798

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