Crucial M550 256GB SSD
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.
Inside, we found the drive and a 7mm to 9.5mm bracket.
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.
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.
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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- Page 2 [Crucial M550 256GB SSD]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage (Drives with Data Testing)]
- Page 7 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test]
- Page 8 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test - Continued]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - DiskBench]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Power Testing & Final Thoughts]