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[OLD MODEL] Crucial M550 512GB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT512M550SSD1

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  • Load files and programs almost instantly
  • Boot up almost immediately
  • 550 MB/s sequential reads, 500 MB/s sequential writes, 95k random reads, 85k random writes
  • Download massive files in seconds rather than minutes
  • Manage power so your battery lasts longer
  • Store lots of data - available in capacities up to 1TB
  • Compatible with PC and Mac systems
  • Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft
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Product Description

Capacity: 512 GB

Crucial Technology M550 512 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive CT512M550SSD1 Hard Drives (*)

Product Information

Capacity:512 GB

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 2.5 inches
Hard Drive 512 GB
Brand Name Crucial
Item model number CT512M550SSD1
Item Weight 5 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.1 x 0.8 x 5.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.12 x 0.75 x 5.12 inches
Color Blue, Grey
Flash Memory Size 512

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ASIN B00IRRDHVW
Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars 777 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #389 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Solid State Drives
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available March 18, 2014

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Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
I have owned a computer repair business since 2003 and this M550 line has to be one of my favorite hard drive lines to date (and I've probably bought/installed, repaired/replaced close to 10,000 hard drives in my life). In my humble opinion, when it comes to SSD's you can't go wrong with Crucial or Intel. I usually choose the best price out of the two. But more so lately, I've been opting for Crucial's M550 line. The M500's are great if you need to go a bit cheaper on your budget, and the Intels are great if you want to splurge. But the M550 line is a great middle-ground because you get a good price and very high quality. By the way, I am a data-recovery specialist, so in addition to buying/installing tons of new hard drives, I have also worked with thousands of iffy, dying & dead hard drives over the years. I have probably spent more time testing hard drives than I have spent sleeping in my life. So when I endorse a drive, I don't just think about how it's going to behave right out of the box... but also how it performs over its life and how it can be worked with at the end of its life in case data needs to be recovered. That's when you want quality... when other drives of the same age are going down. But remember that companies do have a way of skimping on quality as time goes by, so no product line can be trusted forever. Always do your homework. And of course, always keep your most important data backed up in many locations both at home and in the cloud (if you dare to trust the cloud). Thanks for reading and good luck.
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Size: 512 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
We already know Solid State Drives are super fast and even the slowest will easily blow away any disk drive. But just how fast is this drive when benchmarked? And how does it compare to other similar drives. Well I've got a few tested, so let's see how it did!

TEST BED

For my testing I'm using my custom built 3rd Gen i7 Workstation with an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard running Win8.1 x64. Each drive tested was connected as a 2nd drive to the on-board Intel 6GB SATA controller. These drives were also brand new, never used. Just partitioned, quick format, and off we go with tests. The two benchmark programs are CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD. I'll be uploading benchmark results for this drive separately.

BENCHMARK EXPLANATION

Without going into too much technical detail, I'll briefly explain what I'm talking about below. A sequential test is where it simply read/writes large blocks of data that are physically adjacent to each other on the drive, one after another. Not all real-world data use will fall into this category, but half would be a reasonable assumed average. The other is the random test, where we read/write 4K or 512K (depending on test) blocks of data to various locations on the drive. This usually makes up the other half of day-to-day disk usage. Compare them back to back and you have a pretty good idea how the drive will perform in your hands.

CRUCIAL 550 (512GB)

The Crucial 550 didn't quite hit the advertised speeds, but we should note that your results will vary depending on your configuration. I'm sure Crucial's test bed was a bit more optimized than a random desktop. Sequential Read was 478MB/s and 466MB/s Write with Crystal Mark. 4K Random Read hit 25MB/s and 69MB/s Write.
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Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
I just exchanged my old HDD out for this new SSD and the boot time for windows 7 went from 1.43 mins to 29 seconds. Windows performance went from 2.7 to 7.1. Waiting time is dramatically reduced. I used a disk cloning program and it was super easy. I will be ordering another one for my other laptop.
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Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
it works great!!! only am taking one star off because it create clone issue but support was quick and streight so am able to resolve issue within 24 hour i definitely recommend as customer service is far better than c-gate and wd

I was stop receiving windows update after clone ...

Go to control panel and type windows update and see if it's red or green.. if it's red and say windows update service is not running than you have issue... here is process

To replace possibly malfunctioning manufacturer-specific Serial ATA drivers or a non compatible SATA Driver we need to replace it with Microsoft's MSAHCI or StorAHCI drivers which may have better functionality/compatibility in your system, use the following guide:

1. Enter Device Manager in Windows via either your Control Panel or Computer Management.
2. You should see a category of "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage Controller driver". Click the 'plus' symbol to the left of this line to expand that category.
3. All manufacturer drivers under this category will appear. For each entry, right click, select 'Update driver software'
4. Then you need select browse my system.
5. Then select pick from list of drivers.
6. Select the "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller"
7. Then click next and the system will reboot and the driver will be swapped and you can go back in there to confirm that.
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Size: 256 GB Verified Purchase
Unbelievably fast! My late 2009 15" Macbook Pro boots Mavericks in under 10 seconds! A must have for any laptop user!
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