Average Bench: 85.1% (387th of 1058)

Based on 2,260 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 14.9% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 168MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 128GB is 42.2%. 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 255MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 287MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,260 samples)
Min Avg Max
297 Read 412 468
261 Write 333 355
234 Mixed 287 319
130 SusWrite 255 350
72.1% 322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 26.3 31.4
44.6 4K Write 82.3 117
23.9 4K Mixed 36.7 45.1
130% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.1 DQ Read 303 381
103 DQ Write 267 329
43.2 DQ Mixed 168 222
158% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 335 348 347 350 350 MB/s
Read 466
Write 352
Mixed 298
SusWrite 344
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 41.6
148% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 198
173% 256 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 350 350 349 352 351 MB/s
Read 447
Write 348
Mixed 303
SusWrite 350
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 38.7
135% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 220
201% 308 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 346 348 350 350 351 MB/s
Read 449
Write 346
Mixed 315
SusWrite 348
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 38.4
134% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 220
199% 302 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DL03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 153 131 114 122 122 MB/s
Read 275
Write 331
Mixed 259
SusWrite 143
57% 252 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 37.9
121% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.7
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 45.6
44% 67.2 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Mar '14
AmazonUS $1004 mins
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Typical M550 128GB Builds (Compare 14,424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $564

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