Micron today announced the M550 SSD, available to system builders under the Crucial brand and to OEM customers under the Micron brand. The drives use 20 nm Micron MLC NAND and the specified IOPS are 95,000 for both random reading and writing. The drive’s sequential speeds reach up to 550 MB/s for reads and 500 MB/s writes.To achieve these speeds, the Micron NAND is bundled with a Marvell 88SS9189 SSD controller.
The Crucial M550 2.5-inch SSD is offered in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, and it is available for immediate purchase. The smaller M.2 and mSATA form factors will be available through Crucial later this year, in capacities up to 512GB. The Micron M550 SSD is also available in a 64GB capacity. The drives are backed by a three-year limited warranty.