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Crucial M550

Crucial M550
alaScore 96

549 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 549 reviews of Crucial M550. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Crucial M550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 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 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Crucial CT256M550SSD1 256GB M550 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State DriveCrucial CT128M550SSD1 128GB M550 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Crucial M550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 user reviews of Crucial M550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Crucial M550 512GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT512M550SSD3Crucial M550 256GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT256M550SSD3Crucial M550 128GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT128M550SSD3

May, 2016

Expert review by: Kristian Vättö (anandtech.com)

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: X-bit labs (xbitlabs.com)

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...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: techPowerUp! (techpowerup.com)

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)

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: thessdreview.com (thessdreview.com)

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

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...

You can view our full perfomance results for the M550 (all capacities) vs. the last generation M500 and direct competitor on the next page here.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (cdrinfo.com)

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Christopher Ryan (tomshardware.com)

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.

Mar, 2014

PC Advisor Best Buy Award

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Jun, 2014

ExpertReviews Award

Expert review by: Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Crucial M550 1TB review

 

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

May, 2014

Expert review by: Ben Mansill (pcauthority.com.au)

Labs brief: Crucial M550 512GB SSD

 

Another new SSD that didn't quite make it here in time to be included in our SSD roundup (PC&TA 198) is Crucial's new M550. It's not a successor to the M500, which will remain available as the company's mainstream SSD, with the M550 slotting in as a...

Enthusiast-grade storage, but at a price.

Jun, 2014

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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