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Crucial M550

Crucial M550
alaScore 99

126 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews from magazines and websites.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Crucial M550

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Crucial M550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Crucial M550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Crucial M550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Crucial M550 256GB 2.5-Inch 7mm SSD SATA (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT256M550SSD1Crucial M550 512GB 2.5-Inch 7mm SSD SATA (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT512M550SSD1Crucial M550 512GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT512M550SSD3

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Crucial M550 Review: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB Models Tested

 

This is shaping up to be the busiest month in the SSD frontier for ages. Intel released its new flagship SSD 730 series just a couple of weeks ago and there are at least two more releases coming in the next few weeks...but today it's Crucial's turn to...

There are so many reasons why the M550 could be one of the best SSDs in the market. It has the best-in-class encryption support (along with Samsung 840 EVO) and it's also one of the only consumer-grade drives with power loss protection. Heck, it even...

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Crucial M550 Solid State Drive Review

 

Previous Crucial SSDs from M500 family had a great popularity thanks to their moderate pricing. But performance of M500 series wasn't such great. That is why Crucial has developed the new M550 family with renewed controller and firmware and with new...

Increasing the capacity of flash memory devices while transitioning them to more advanced manufacturing technologies is an expected trend. The semiconductor manufacturers want to optimize their cost efficiency, so 128-gigabit NAND devices have begun to...

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Crucial M550 SSD 128GB to 1TB Review

 

When it comes to creating an SSD Crucial, due to being part of the Micron family, have an advantage over many other SSD manufacturers... they have access to their own brand storage and cache chips to build a drive round. For some time they have matched...

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The Crucial M550 SSD Review: Striking Back With More Performance

 

Crucial's M500 brought mainstream performance, enhanced features, and rock-bottom pricing together in one of the most-recommended SSDs of 2013. Following up, Crucial has a refined version called the M550, juiced-up for performance-hungry enthusiasts.

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Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review

 

Crucial has just released its latest the Crucial M550 SSD series, which offers capacities up to 1TB and is available in three different form factors - 2.5-inch, mSATA, and M.2. The 2.5-inch version is available in 128 GB (CT128M550SSD1), 256 GB...

The Crucial M550 512GB is an overall solid SSD designed for everyone, packed with performance and enterprise features and available at a competitive price. The 512GB (488.4GB for the user) drive is retailing for $337 which is translated to a great...

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Crucial M550 SSD review

 

Last year's M500 was available as a 960GB version, and while it was based on 1024GB of NAND flash, it kept more in reserve for over-provisioning. This helps maintain drive health and longevity, and is useful for preventing significant slow-downs when...

Crucial’s new M550 has significantly pushed up performance. Most importantly, this new model signposts the trend in falling SSD prices, bringing potentially huge capacities within affordable reach.

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Crucial M550 1TB review

 

A very fast SSD at a great price, but the Samsung 840 Evo is just a bit faster

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Labs brief: Crucial M550 512GB SSD

 

Crucial's latest SSD offering comes with a faster controller, and a bigger hit to your hip pocket.

The higher speeds come at a small premium in cost-per-GB terms. Where the M500 came in at .81c per GB for the 480GB M500, the 512GB M550 is a tad pricier at .89c per GB.

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Crucial M550 SSD review

 

Not too long ago the most touted upgrade for any PC was memory. Now it is SSD. How much better can your PC get when using one of the new Crucial M550 SSD? (Comments)

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Review: Crucial M550 SSD

 

Solid State hard drives are quickly becoming a requirement for modern computers. To match the boot times and speed that laptops have enjoyed for a number of years, SSDs should now be the default choi...

When we look at the hard drive market in 2014, SSDs are taking over in every application other than long term storage. With the capacity and price issues out of the way, there’s really no reason to have a spinning drive as your primary drive. If you’re...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable

Connectivity

ATA: No
eSATA: No
Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: No
ISCSI: No
mSATA:No / Yes
PCMCIA: No
SCSI: No
Serial ATA:No / Yes
Ultra ATA: No
USB: No
Wireless LAN: No
WUSB: No

General Features

BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal
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