Average Bench: 87.4% (365th of 1072)

Based on 658 user benchmarks.  Model: Crucial_CT256M550SSD3

Very good average bench

The Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB averaged just 12.5% 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 211MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 300MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 296MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 315MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 658 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 415 461
334 Write 415 465
242 Mixed 296 326
147 SusWrite 315 436
81% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 25.1 30.7
38.2 4K Write 74.8 110
21.8 4K Mixed 34.7 44.7
122% 44.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
157 DQ Read 322 384
117 DQ Write 300 348
87.3 DQ Mixed 211 238
186% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 470 467 465 463 430 MB/s
Read 460
Write 468
Mixed 338
SusWrite 460
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 46.4
172% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 229
199% 296 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 306 303 299 318 296 MB/s
Read 456
Write 467
Mixed 320
SusWrite 315
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 45.4
164% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 231
198% 290 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 418 416 397 405 411 MB/s
Read 435
Write 458
Mixed 325
SusWrite 412
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 67.9
4K Mixed 36.9
125% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 238
208% 310 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 204 189 186 184 181 MB/s
Read 414
Write 424
Mixed 296
SusWrite 218
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 26.5
92% 32.5 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 210
178% 259 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 136 163 135 157 155 MB/s
Read 298
Write 319
Mixed 216
SusWrite 157
56% 248 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 30.7
4K Mixed 23.6
75% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 155
131% 194 MB/s
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Typical M550 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 23,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $695

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