Average Bench: 87.5% (305th of 1016)

Based on 515 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 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB is 42.6%. 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 308MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 228MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 515 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 468 520
344 Write 434 475
256 Mixed 390 489
147 SusWrite 308 426
89.8% 400 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 24.8 30.8
35.1 4K Write 73.7 109
14.1 4K Mixed 29.1 42.7
114% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 DQ Read 228 383
56.8 DQ Write 237 344
12.2 DQ Mixed 112 237
117% 192 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 405 386 405 402 402 MB/s
Read 436
Write 422
Mixed 308
SusWrite 400
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 42.9
145% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 235
206% 305 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 418 418 418 418 416 MB/s
Read 405
Write 419
Mixed 277
SusWrite 417
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 38.3
134% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 202
196% 310 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 420 418 419 418 418 MB/s
Read 416
Write 419
Mixed 273
SusWrite 419
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 38.1
129% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 206
193% 300 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 169 158 151 141 157 MB/s
Read 428
Write 444
Mixed 310
SusWrite 189
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 40.3
137% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 235
201% 296 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 180 98 82 81 93 MB/s
Read 441
Write 456
Mixed 316
SusWrite 148
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 35.4
125% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 232
200% 295 MB/s
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Desktop 51%
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Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-16GF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 4% - Terrible Total price: $378

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