In what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting months for SSDs in quite some time, we've seen Intel's new flagship SSD 730 just a couple of weeks ago and there are at least two more releases coming in the next few weeks...but today it's Crucial's turn. With their new M550 models in hand, we find out what has changed—and what hasn't—since the previous generation M500. Read on for our in-depth review.

Crucial Showing DDR4 Modules and Sport VLP DDR3

I’m nearly finished with my CES coverage (thanks to a relapse as well as a household of sick family members), with just a few final visits to discuss. My...

28 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2014

Rambus and Micron Bury the Hatchet; All Memory Players Now License Rambus Tech

Bringing an end to a saga that has spanned over a decade and most of the life of this site, what’s widely considered the final major legal battle between...

32 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2013

Micron Announces 16nm 128Gb MLC NAND, SSDs in 2014

Earlier today Micron announced its first 16nm MLC NAND device. The 128Gbit device is architecturally identical to the current 20nm/128Gbit 2-bit-per-cell MLC device that's shipping today but smaller. That...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2013

Micron P420m Announced: MLC PCIe SSD

Nearly two years ago Micron announced its first native PCIe SSD: the P320h. We finally got to review it over a year later. In the time between announcement and...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/2/2013

Hardware Accelerated BitLocker Encryption: Microsoft Windows 8 eDrive Investigated with Crucial M500

Most modern SSDs come with some form of hardware encryption. On these drives with hardware encryption, it’s usually permanently turned on - all data written to the NAND is...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2013

The Crucial/Micron M500 Review (960GB, 480GB, 240GB, 120GB)

This is probably the most excited I've been about any SSD launch in quite a while. At CES this year, Crucial announced its M500 SSD - the world's first...

107 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/9/2013

Micron P400m Review (200GB)

Micron has remained one of the more stable players in the SSD space over the past few years. Although not typically at the top of our charts, Micron (and...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2013

Micron and TE Connectivity Offer New Ultrathin DRAM Solutions

The push for smaller and thinner laptops, Ultrabooks, and tablets of late has come with some potentially undesirable side effects, namely the loss of flexibility. Of the Ultrabooks we’ve...

17 by Jarred Walton on 2/7/2013

Crucial Demonstrates DDR4-2133 Modules

We’re not likely to be running DDR4 any time soon on desktops, and even most laptops are probably over a year away from getting the upgrade, but now is...

22 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2013

Micron/Crucial Announces M500 SSD Line of SSDs

Micron/Crucial briefed us on their new M500 line of SSDs, which upgrades the controller to the Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2 along with moving to 20nm Micron MLC NAND. Along with the...

25 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2013

Micron P320h PCIe SSD (700GB) Review

Well over a year ago Micron announced something unique in a sea of PCIe SSDs that were otherwise nothing more than SATA drives in RAID on a PCIe card...

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/15/2012

Additional Details on Micron’s DDR3L-RS, DDR4-RS, and Other Memory

Earlier this week we posted a short write-up about Micron’s new DDR3L-RS memory. We didn’t have a lot of technical detail to go on at the time, but Micron...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/22/2012

Micron Announces 30nm DDR3L-RS Products

Micron recently announced the availability of their 30nm DDR3L-RS (formerly DDR3Lm) memory, which could prove particularly beneficial for Ultrabooks and other ultrathin computing devices. Just what is DDR3L-RS memory...

10 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2012

Micron To Acquire Elpida For $2.5 Billion

And then there were 5. For the better part of a year now the DRAM industry has been in a lurch due to low prices. As a result of soft...

7 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2012

Micron C400 mSATA (128GB) SSD Review

The arrival of affordable, high-performance client SSDs gave us two (closely related) things: 1) a high-speed primary storage option that could work in both a notebook or a desktop...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2012

Micron Announces 2.5" PCIe SSD for Enterprise

Micron has announced the first 2.5" SSD which utilizes PCIe interface instead of the more common SATA interface. The 2.5" form factor allows for easy serviceability because the drives...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 3/7/2012

Intel Sells Some of Its IMFT Stake to Micron

Intel and Micron today announced that they have done some modifications to their agreements on their IMFT joint venture. In short, Intel is selling its stake in two fabs...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 2/28/2012

Micron CEO Steve Appleton Dies in a Plane Crash

Micron's long time CEO, Steve Appleton, has died in a plane crash at the age of 51 at the Boise Airport on Friday morning. He was reportedly flying a...

10 by Kristian Vättö on 2/4/2012

Crucial 50GB Adrenaline SSD Cache, Available in Q1

Earlier this week Crucial announced its first SSD caching solution: the Adrenaline SSD. The drive will be available in a single capacity: 50GB with 64GB of 25nm MLC NAND...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2012

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