Average Bench: 84.1% (256th of 956)

Based on 1,195 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 15.8% 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 85.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 128GB is 40.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 249MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 192MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,195 samples)
Min Avg Max
321 Read 487 525
315 Write 341 353
248 Mixed 380 417
105 SusWrite 249 354
81.5% 364 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 25.7 31.8
40 4K Write 85.9 121
14.4 4K Mixed 26.2 38.4
118% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 192 376
67.2 DQ Write 210 321
14.1 DQ Mixed 55.5 184
82% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 311 303 317 319 324 MB/s
Read 449
Write 350
Mixed 296
SusWrite 311
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 36.2
130% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 184
177% 279 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 98 97 93 99 89 MB/s
Read 463
Write 351
Mixed 305
SusWrite 123
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 44.6
162% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 126
148% 255 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 144 141 146 143 137 MB/s
Read 418
Write 356
Mixed 293
SusWrite 159
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 36.8
152% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 159
169% 280 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 312 329 324 342 342 MB/s
Read 450
Write 355
Mixed 278
SusWrite 330
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 32.3
110% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 184
181% 289 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Mar '14
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Typical M550 128GB Builds (Compare 17,637 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 39%
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Desktop 51%
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Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $438

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