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Crucial M550

Crucial M550
alaScore 99

139 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Crucial M550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 139 reviews)

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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...

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Crucial M550 512 GB

 

Offering 2% more performance in our real-life benchmark tests, Crucial's new M550 SSD is a reasonable upgrade over the M500 SSD. The 2% gained roughly puts it on the same level as Samsung's 840 Pro SSD and OCZ Vector. However, it is not the fastest...

High performance, Affordable, Better steady state performance than old Vector, Leading MySQL enterprise performance at 64 threads, Complete set of encryption features, 7.5 mm thin—Ultrabook compatible, No overprovisioning, full capacity usable,...

More expensive than the M500 which is not much slower, Not as fast as other high-end drives (which are more expensive, though)

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Crucial M550 SSD Review (1TB) – Increased Speed, Capacity and Value

 

Crucial/Micron significantly improves on their M500 release by adding the M550 which has upper tier performance, increased capacity, as well as a very competitive price. Crucial also includes the M.2 form factor which will benefit many newer systems...

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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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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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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.

PC Advisor Best Buy Award

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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.

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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