Average Bench: 85.6% (382nd of 1058)

Based on 2,514 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 14.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 171MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 128GB is 47.1%. 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 258MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 287MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,514 samples)
Min Avg Max
297 Read 416 467
227 Write 332 355
230 Mixed 287 321
128 SusWrite 258 351
72.3% 323 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 26.5 31.5
39.9 4K Write 82.1 117
23.4 4K Mixed 36.8 45.1
131% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 DQ Read 306 381
92.3 DQ Write 268 329
44.4 DQ Mixed 171 223
160% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 153 153 160 148 129 MB/s
Read 444
Write 358
Mixed 306
SusWrite 164
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 43.1
154% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 188
180% 283 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 180 199 200 191 194 MB/s
Read 456
Write 351
Mixed 320
SusWrite 197
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 38.9
135% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 187
182% 289 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,496,469 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Mar '14
AmazonUS $1001 month
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Typical M550 128GB Builds (Compare 16,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $534

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