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Crucial M550 256GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 10, 2014 10:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Crucial

Crucial M550 256GB SSD

 

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At this time, Crucial is only shipping the M550 in a 'drive only' package and doesn't offer a desktop or notebook optimized kit. This aids in keeping the price low but, at the same time, reduces the accessory package.

 

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Inside, we found the drive and a 7mm to 9.5mm bracket.

 

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Here we get our first look at the actual drive. Oddly, Crucial places the graphic label on the underside of the drive, but it's nothing new for the company.

 

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The information label is on the top cover. The cover is exactly that in this case, just a thin sliver to protect the PCB. The other side of the case is a one-piece design that also doubles as a heat sink.

 

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Inside the drive, we found sixteen NAND flash packages, a Marvell controller, a Micron DRAM package, and capacitors for host power fail protection.

 

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