Average Bench: 84.1% (194th of 927)

Based on 1,086 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT128M550SSD1, Micron_M550_2.5"_7mm_128GB, Crucial_ CT128M550SSD1, Crucial_CT128M55

Very good average bench

The Crucial M550 128GB averaged just 15.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M550 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 128GB is 39.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 41MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 174MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,086 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 496 525
320 Write 341 353
251 Mixed 391 417
90.8% 409 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 25.9 31.8
41.1 4K Write 86.8 121
14.5 4K Mixed 25.1 36.2
117% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 174 363
64.4 DQ Write 201 317
13.8 DQ Mixed 41 64.1
71.4% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 341
Mixed 410
93% 421 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 35
129% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 71.2
103% 193 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 340
Mixed 407
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 17.8
110% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.2
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 11.8
50% 104 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 339
Mixed 407
92% 413 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 17.3
92% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24.8
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 17.2
33% 61.7 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 304
Write 343
Mixed 179
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 18.6
90% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 19.9
29% 51.5 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Mar '14
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Typical M550 128GB Builds (Compare 3,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,004

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