Crucial M550 Solid State Drive Review


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Crucial M550 Features

Source: Micron Technology

Native Write Acceleration

  • Doesn’t require file compression, a NAND buffer, or system DRAM
  • Achieves 550 MB/s seq. reads & 500 MB/s seq. writes

Lower Power Consumption

  • Device Sleep support at <3mW
  • Active power use at 150mW

Industry-leading Encryption

  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Meets TCG Opal 2.0 and IEEE-1667
  • Compatible with Microsoft eDrive

Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)

  • Protects data at the component level
  • Similar to the way RAID is used with multiple drives

Data Integrity Algorithm

  • Safeguards integrity of data
  • Four layers of defense against data corruption at the component level

Adaptive Thermal Protection

  • Maintains optimal operating temperatures Enables the drive to dynamically adjust NAND activity based on usage demand

Crucial M550 Specifications



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