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Crucial M550 1TB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 18, 2014 1:30 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Crucial

Crucial M550 1TB SSD

 

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We're going to buzz through some of the box and drive images so we can finish all four reviews in a timely manner.

 

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Here we get our first look at the M550. Crucial used a 7mm case design and includes a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter plate. Our drive didn't ship with a desktop adapter bracket or other accessories like SATA cables, screws, and so on. The M550 is a performance SSD without all of the goodies that increase the cost.

 

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Inside the case is where we found the actual parts that make this amazing technology work. Crucial armed the M550 1TB with a Marvell controller, two Micron DRAM packages to cache the page data, and sixteen NAND flash packages.

 

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The Marvell 88SS9189 is a bit faster than the 88SS9187 used in the M500.

 

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The M550 has host power loss protection built into the drive.

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