Product Comparison: Crucial M550 vs Crucial MX100


General Specifications
Brand
Crucial
Crucial
Model
M550
MX100
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Crucial M550 SSD is more than 20 times faster than a typical hard drive and consumes significantly less power. It enables your computer to boot up almost immediately, load files and programs almost instantly, accelerate demanding applications.
Leveraging years of R&D and the latest NAND technology, the Crucial MX100 offers a low cost per GB, combined with unrelenting performance and one of the most complete feature sets available.
Key Specs
Capacity
128 GB
512 GB
Read Speed
550 Mb/s
550 Mb/s
Write Speed
350 Mb/s
500 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Crucial M550 128 GB SATA 2.5 Solid State Drive
  • Speed was a major consideration and this does the job, I was surprised how much faster this works tbh.
  • Read/Write speeds have radically improved, from around 40Mb to typically 500Mb.
  • System startup has vastly improved, from around 2 minutes to just 7 seconds.
  • Whether it's MS Office or Adobe CS, apps open in moments.
  • Running a speed test it performs around 350MB/s consistently, which really helps to speed up the entire computer.
Crucial MX100 512 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive
  • It is a good quality SSD at a reasonable price, and it works as expected. I have not noticed any problems with it.
  • I have no complaints at all with the speed or the performance.
  • The improvement in speed is very impressive. Windows' loading is twice as fast as before and all applications seem to run faster and smoother.
  • This SSD provided a great speed boost on startup and in the opening of files and applications.
  • My first SSD would definitely recommend. Fast speeds and has never given me any trouble.
Size & Weight
Height
0.27 in.
0.27 in.
Width
3.95 in.
3.95 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
2.75 in.
Weight
1.76 oz.
1.76 oz.
Features
Form Factor
2.5
2.5
Interface
SATA III
SATA III
Memory Chip Type
MLC
MLC
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal, IEEE-1667
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal, IEEE-1667
Extras
Native Write Acceleration, Redundant Array of Independent NAND, Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm, Adaptive Thermal Protection, Power Loss Protection, Trim Support, S.M.A.R.T. Support, Error Correction Code (ECC), Device Sleep support
Native Write Acceleration, Redundant Array of Independent NAND, Exclusive Data Defense, Adaptive Thermal Protection, Power Loss Protection, Active Garbage Collection, Trim Support, S.M.A.R.T. Support, Error Correction Code (ECC)
What customers say about "Features"
Crucial M550 128 GB SATA 2.5 Solid State Drive
  • Ensure you back up all data before installation and create a USB boot disk. Setup is then really straightforward.
  • I advise that you download a fan controller and TRIM Enabler software to maximise the potential of the new drive and to keep fans running at a sensible (and quiet) speed.
  • Was very quick and easy to install and the performance is excellent.
  • Brilliant drive. Fits and works very well in a 15" Early 2011 MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite.
  • Great capacity, at very good price, and almost top-speeds!
Crucial MX100 512 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive
  • Installation on my Dell XPS M1330 was straightforward.
  • Reliable, fast, and relatively cheap - partly down to the fact that since Crucial themselves manufacture the Micron NAND found in all their SSDs.
  • It is a simple aluminium case with a Crucial sticker on it. The drive is 7mm high, which ensures it will fit into just about any laptop, or PC with a suitable adaptor.
  • This really speeded up my old ASUS laptop so much that its as good as buying a completely new laptop.
  • The drive installation was simplicity itself and I was up and running in no time.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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