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    News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    Drives will be made available up to 1TB size in 2.5-inch, mSATA and M.2 form factors.
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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    Nice specification - no word on whether it's a native PCIe controller for M.2 or SATA Express? Not a bad price either at £122 for the 256Gb version...

    Review here:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7864/c...-models-tested

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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    Why is scan not one of their global partners??? OH THE HORROR! XD

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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbobgod1969 View Post
    Not a bad price either at £122 for the 256Gb version...
    I just snuck over to http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ssd.aspx
    128GB - £71.99 (£68.54)
    256GB - £122.39 (£117.89)
    512GB - £243.59 (£227.81)
    1TB - £382.79 (£393.41)
    Prices in brackets are for the equivalent Samsung 840 EVO from Scan. The new Crucial's are a bit more expensive generally than the Samsungs - except the terabyte drive. But then again I've often found that 3rd parties are able to undercut Crucial's store on their own gear.

    I'll be needing a Linux boot drive soon, so I'll be tempted to give these a go, rather than my usual auto-response of "buy Samsung ssd".

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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    Wondered why 240Gb M500 lately had been dropping like stones lately..

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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    It'll be neat to see the mSATA versions of these, afaik for mSATA drives your options are these, or some plextors (no idea about the brand), samsungs are hard to come by as are intels.

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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    I see no reason to buy one of these over a Samsung 840 EVO or Sandisk Extreme ll. Performance is little better than the M500 and is still mediocre compared to the leading drives. Crucial needs to go back to the drawing board and build faster drives.

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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    Behold, Crucial's first "Terabyte Class" SSD with the full capacity present and correct.

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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    I recently looked at Anandtechs review of this drive, and it appears as though they consume more power than before? I may have been looking at the wrong part, but that's what it looked like.. Pointless buying that's drives when other high end drives are the same price. Even if read/write speeds don't make much of a difference, might as well get the drive with higher numbers if reliability is the same?
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    Re: News - Crucial and Micron launch faster, more efficient M550 SSD range

    I hate when SSD vendor provides comparison with hard disk drive rather than says another older SSD. One would have expect SSD is higher performance and has low power consumption than ANY hard disk drive, so what is the point of comparing.

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