The famous memory product maker Crucial has announced a new line of SSDs – the M550. The new product line has come to life in order to provide better performance and more features as well as retire the older M500 Series.
The new line includes three form factors that include the well-known 2.5-inch one, mSATA and M.2 form factors. There are M550 SSDs with capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB but the M.2 and mSATA SSDs of the same line are the only ones that do not offer 1 TB of capacity. The drives reach sequential read speed of 550 MB/sec and up to 500 MB/sec of sequential write operations. In addition the new drives come with a number of technologies that include NWA (native write acceleration), RAIN (redundant array of independent NAND, ATP (adaptive thermal protection) and hardware encryption.
All M550 drives come with a 3-year warranty but their prices are not known as of now.