Average Bench: 84.6% (275th of 964)

Based on 1,216 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 15.4% 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 86.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 96.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 128GB is 43.8%. 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 243MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 338MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 458 524
283 Write 338 355
224 Mixed 342 416
99.6 SusWrite 243 348
77.3% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 26.2 31.8
45.1 4K Write 86.7 123
16 4K Mixed 30.5 44.8
125% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.1 DQ Read 229 380
73.3 DQ Write 232 327
15.6 DQ Mixed 96.1 222
109% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 307 311 319 315 311 MB/s
Read 429
Write 353
Mixed 290
SusWrite 314
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 40.3
167% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 187
182% 288 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 305 288 299 293 296 MB/s
Read 440
Write 349
Mixed 287
SusWrite 290
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 35.3
157% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 181
182% 293 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 291 315 317 320 304 MB/s
Read 336
Write 350
Mixed 266
SusWrite 310
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 31.4
122% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 158
140% 210 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Mar '14
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Typical M550 128GB Builds (Compare 12,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $915

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