SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of M550 vs M500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Crucial M550

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M550

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Slightly faster 4k random read 162.18 MB/s vs 126.46 MB/s Around 30% faster 4k random read
Faster 512K sequential write 488.37 MB/s vs 413.32 MB/s Around 20% faster 512K sequential write
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 7.9 s vs 8.8 s More than 10% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 449.33 MB/s vs 306.5 MB/s More than 45% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 25% higher MTBF
Slightly higher AS SSD score 1,156 pts vs 1,011 pts Around 15% higher AS SSD score
Lower 4k random read access time 1.54 ms vs 1.98 ms More than 20% lower 4k random read access time
Slightly lower 4k random write access time 3.39 ms vs 3.78 ms More than 10% lower 4k random write access time
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Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 64 GB 15x higher capacity
Higher PCMark vantage score 24,678 pts vs 19,156 pts Around 30% higher PCMark vantage score
Lower avg. power consumption 2.13 Watts vs 2.35 Watts Around 10% lower avg. power consumption

Benchmarks Real world tests of Crucial M550 vs M500

4K Random Read

Crucial M550
162.18 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

Crucial M550
73.78 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Avg. Power Consumption

Crucial M550
2.35 Watts
Crucial M500
2.13 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Crucial M550
3.39 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Crucial M550
1.54 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

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