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Crucial M550

Crucial M550
alaScore 95

575 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 575 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 95/100 = 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 CT256M550SSD1 256GB M550 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Crucial M550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 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 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

95% 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 512GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT512M550SSD3

Oct, 2017

PC Advisor Best Buy Award

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.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: MyCE (myce.com)

Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review – Pure speed (3)

 

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: It’s always nice to see that a new drive comes with an update in performance, and Crucial has managed to give an improvement in read speeds, however it was even more generous with...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: AkG (hardwarecanucks.com)

Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review

 

Late last year the M500 series not only cemented Crucial's reputation as an industry leader but it also helped prove to consumers that there was

Crucial’s M550 512GB is one hell of an SSD. While it may not top our performance charts or feature a particularly impressive list of

Apr, 2014

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

Crucial M550 512GB Solid State Drive Review

 

Strong price point per GB, Enthusiast grade performance throughout, SATA, mSATA and M.2 options available from launch, Lower power draw – ideal for mobile systems

Performance all round does degrade as the NAND becomes more worn, mSATA and M.2 drives only available up to 512GB

When I looked at the M500 last year, it was clear that price was one of the more important factors that Crucial were taking care of whilst performance was running very close in second place. The M550 that we’ve been looking at here is pretty much in...

Mar, 2014

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: 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

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: M Freitas (geekzone.co.nz)

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?

Overall an excellent addition to any enthusiast or for IT departments planning to deploy encrypted SSD with good OS support to boot (no pun intended).

May, 2014

Expert review by: Jason Cartwright (techau.com.au)

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...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Blue, Grey / Green
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Other features

Internal:Y

Packaging Data

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
Memory Type:MLC
Read speed:500 / 550
Security algorithms: No
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA
Wi-Fi: No
Write speed:500

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.15