Average Bench: 85.2% (145th of 885)

Based on 1,028 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 14.7% 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 88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 128GB is 39.5%. 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 42.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,028 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 500 526
316 Write 342 354
262 Mixed 394 417
91.3% 412 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 26.4 32.2
39.6 4K Write 88 123
14.4 4K Mixed 25.9 36.3
120% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 180 369
57.2 DQ Write 201 317
14.2 DQ Mixed 42.6 65.2
73.1% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: DL03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 345
Mixed 408
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 19.3
120% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 19
46% 89.9 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 340
Mixed 407
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 15.5
94% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 20
DQ Write 80.5
DQ Mixed 15.1
22% 38.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,619,061 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Mar '14
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Typical M550 128GB Builds (Compare 3,809 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 - $206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $842

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