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Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA 6Gb/s
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Learn more about the Crucial CT256M550SSD1

General

Brand
Crucial
Series
M550
Model
CT256M550SSD1
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Height
7mm

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 500 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 90,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 80,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,500,000 hours

Features

Features
Load files and programs almost instantly

Boot up almost immediately

Accelerate demanding applications

Download massive files in seconds rather than minutes

Manage power so your battery lasts longer

Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft

Achieve top speeds without sacrificing reliability

Native Write Acceleration

Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Adaptive Thermal Protection

Power Loss Protection

Data Path Protection

Active Garbage Collection

TRIM support

Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Device Sleep support

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C

Package Content

Package Content
Crucial M550 solid state drive
9.5mm adapter

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Paden W.
  • 10/5/2014 12:25:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWas the best till it died

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It was fast, really really fast. Till it died almost 4 months exactly after I bought it. Boot time was down to 15 to 20 seconds but I never really shutdown my PC. Programs ran smoother to. I miss it already.

Cons: Its dead and luckily I only used this drive for the OS in my system. The RMA processes are a pain because you don't deal with Crucial. Instead you end up deal with a company that does refurbish work. I have tried 3 time to get an RMA number and still have never received one. And on to of all this the warranty disclaimer on Crucials website stats that you will not receive a new product a refurbished drive to replace the broken one.

I loved crucial for years and have always used their ram but sadly after being a loyal customer I think Ill be looking to a different company for my next ssd purchase and I truly feel bad about that.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/2/2014 10:38:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSpeedy and Trusted

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Have a number of these units at the office in raid arrays and standalone use.

Cons: it does not make candy

Other Thoughts: Great little SSD from a name I trust in memory.

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  • Lewis B.
  • 9/29/2014 11:11:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast and good size

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, I'm getting about 385MB/s Read and 250MB/s Write. Install was easy. No issues with drivers, BIOS, etc. Migration software included, very easy to use. My BIOS POST and load is now much longer than Windows loading.

Cons: Speeds are no where near advertised. I know the advertised speeds are unrealistic in a modest setup with real life use. I wish the marketing teams with SSD companies weren't such @-holes.

Other Thoughts: After using the migration software, I deferred to a clean, full reinstall of Windows instead to make sure I had all BIOS and registry setup for ideal SSD usage. Note: install all Startup applications on the SSD for faster OS loading.
I have some programs installed to a striped array so my taskbar takes a second longer to load, whereas the drivers and software installed to SSD load instantly.

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  • Sam C.
  • 9/27/2014 7:05:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is a great SSD. I have nothing but good to say about this drive and Crucial in general.

It is fast dropped my laptop boot time to 8 seconds flat, this is without editing the startup. It's worth every dime.

Cons: I have no cons for this. The drive is great.

Other Thoughts: Laptop:
MSI C Series CX61
OS = Windows 7 Pro 64bit
SSD = Crucial M550 256GB Sata 6Gb/s SSD
CPU = i5 3230M (2.60GHz)
GPU = NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M
Memory = Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3 1600MHZ

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  • Edward C.
  • 9/14/2014 12:02:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstalled in PS4

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I purchased this knowing it was the 2nd fastest SSD on the market. This was specifically for my PS4(PlayStation 4). Of which is now lighting fast. It was like day and night after installing this hardware. Load times are cut to within a fraction of the time, If you don't want to drop your cash on a fancy Samsung, go for Crucial.

Cons: None. However, I should have went for 500GB model as console games take up strangely huge amounts of memory. Still waiting for prices to drop.

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  • EDWARD C.
  • 7/24/2014 9:36:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIf Kevin S. is listening in...

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I had the UEFI disconnect (ASUS MB- Z87A) problems on a new build late last year. After trying just about everything else I swapped the SSD's power cable to my Seasonic modular PS and BINGO! Rock solid ever since. Am I certain this will fix the Kevin S.? - No, but its so easy totry it. And if a 50¢ cable is the cause of a 5-star SSD getting a 3-star review, shouldn't we all know?

Cons: none or one

Other Thoughts: Newegg needs to add a user-to-user comment ability as I'm quite certain we could help each other quicker and more thoroughly than relying on manufacturers.

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  • Donald K.
  • 6/24/2014 11:25:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Faster than other SSDs I have tried. Crucial is a good US company.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Ordering another one today.

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  • Ernest W.
  • 6/21/2014 10:26:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEstatic!

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: How fast do you want to go, yes, its that fast, the read/write specs are dead on and i couldnt be happier with this purchase, my mind = blown.

Cons: None

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  • Kevin S.
  • 6/18/2014 9:14:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks most of the time

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast
Big enough for my needs

Cons: This drive seems to have an issue with my ASUS UEFI motherboard where it loses connection every once in a while. It doesn't happen incredibly often, but when it does the motherboard will not recognize it until I do a full power down and a cold boot. It's very annoying. Meanwhile my crucial M4 never had a problem and still runs just fine.

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  • Paul G.
  • 5/20/2014 8:10:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

This review is from: Crucial M550 CT256M550SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very nice SSD...boot time is 30 seconds now for an older laptop. Priced very low for what you get.

Cons: No complaints here

Other Thoughts: Windows update quit working but all you have to do is to go into Device Manager and change the hard drive controller driver to get it back to normal.

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