Average Bench: 81.3% (452nd of 1058)

Based on 336 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT128M550SSD3, Crucial_CT128M550SSD3

Very good average bench

The Crucial M550 mSATA 128GB averaged just 18.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M550 mSATA 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M550 mSATA 128GB is 43.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M550 mSATA 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 262MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 333MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 336 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 458 521
285 Write 333 352
220 Mixed 336 413
115 SusWrite 262 345
77.7% 347 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 24.3 30.9
31.5 4K Write 71.7 110
12.2 4K Mixed 28.5 41.4
111% 41.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 253 380
67.1 DQ Write 236 325
13.5 DQ Mixed 110 222
119% 200 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 323 325 327 328 326 MB/s
Read 418
Write 331
Mixed 269
SusWrite 323
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 34
118% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 217
192% 290 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 314 321 320 314 281 MB/s
Read 415
Write 346
Mixed 286
SusWrite 309
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 32
112% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 221
199% 303 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 319 330 325 330 328 MB/s
Read 407
Write 343
Mixed 291
SusWrite 321
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 23.2
102% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 164
167% 273 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 344 345 344 348 349 MB/s
Read 410
Write 347
Mixed 302
SusWrite 345
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 43.6
4K Mixed 23.7
84% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 198
182% 280 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 257 248 239 210 224 MB/s
Read 376
Write 343
Mixed 268
SusWrite 240
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 17.6
74% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 174
170% 270 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 100 93 92 90 90 MB/s
Read 390
Write 343
Mixed 262
SusWrite 106
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 27.3
100% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 184
155% 227 MB/s
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Typical M550 mSATA 128GB Builds (Compare 43,987 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $378

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