A breakthrough in innovation, the Crucial M550 SSD is over 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, and manage power so that your battery lasts up to 50 minutes longer.
Every manufacturer has ideas about how to deliver better performance. Some use file compression schemes, but those don’t help video, audio, or graphic files that are already compressed. Some steal system memory to improve a slow drive. The Crucial M550 treats all files the same, regardless of whether they’re compressed or uncompressed, so the specs we advertise are the same ones you’ll see in real world use: true 550 MB/s sequential reads across all file types.
Our engineers are relentless and passionate about the products they create. To deliver consistently fast write performance, they developed a more efficient and dependable way to write data called Native Write Acceleration. This technology spreads the drive’s workload across several elements, and links the controller, custom firmware, and flash storage components together, enabling you to achieve inherently faster downloads, saves, and file transfers.
Run your system longer than ever before - and use less power. Based on published specs, a common laptop hard drive uses 2.5 watts of power on an average workload, compared to 0.15 watts on the Crucial M550 (which is up to 94% more energy efficient).
If one of your videos, photos, or files happened to get corrupted, there’s a good chance it would no longer be usable. That’s why we’ve taken additional safeguards to ensure the integrity of your data. As a leading manufacturer of the flash storage components that go into SSDs, our exclusive multi-step data integrity algorithm is built into the components we use, arming them with four layers of defense against data corruption.
You probably save lots of sensitive and personal information on your computer - encrypt it and keep it safe. As a self-encrypting drive, the Crucial M550 incorporates the highest level of hardware encryption into the controller, allowing the drive to operate at full speed without the performance loss associated with software-based encryption.
Push your drive to the limit and avoid overheating, even in ultra-small, thermally constrained systems. The Crucial M550 includes Adaptive Thermal Protection technology, which enables the drive to dynamically adjust NAND activity based on usage demands. With this technology, the drive is able to maintain optimal operating temperatures, even when you overwork it.
This problems seems to get worse over time and I feel like nothing I do is helping. Before when I had this problem it was when my computer had an unplanned sudden power off which I understand effects most SSDs for not able to read for awhile. Now ever time I even do a restart or normal shut down when my computer turns back on the m4 SSD is not found and takes 40 minutes up to 3 hours to be found again. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am concered my SSD is getting close to the end.
I purchased a crutal mx100 256gb ssd in early october. about once every 2 weeks I have gotten a weird error. The system will hang, the HDD LED will remain on solid, and I will get a blue screen of death after about 1 minute. Once the system crashes and reboots, the drive will disapear from the bios. Holding the power button down and shutting system off for a min or two will cause the drive to reapear in the bios. I have reinstalled windows several times since then, and it does not solve the problem. I have the latest bios for my laptop and the sata controller is in AHCI mode. My laptop is a lenovo t420s.
I recently bought an Acer Aspire V7 482pg-6629. It came with a 24GB mSATA SSD which I replaced with an M550 128GB mSATA SSD with the intention of running the OS on the SSD. With much difficulty, I managed to clone the HDD to the SSD and boot from the SSD. All was fine for a few days, but then the system froze and wouldn't reboot past the login screen before freezing.
So I decided to do a clean install of Windows 8 on the SSD from a flash USB. The install gets to the choose a disk to install on screen. After the clone the SSD has 3 partitions on it. I tried to delete the partitions in the install, but the install fails to delete any of the 3 partitions.
So I rebooted again with the flash USB, took the Repair path and got to a CMD prompt. I opened DISKPART, selected the SSD and attempted to run the 'clean' command. That also failed and reported:
"diskpart has encountered an error: media is write protected"
If I can find a way to remove the partitions on the SSD, I should be able to complete the install and get the system running again. Does anyone know why the SSD is now "write protected" and how to eliminate it?
My M550 128GB mSATA SSD is model: CT128M550SSD3
Installed M550 CT1024M550 SSD1 in Fujitsu T904 (I5) Windows 8.1 update 1.
System randomly restarts (without shutdown) and, on restart, shows no bootable media. Hard reset then resolves issue until next time.
Cloned system to WD Hard Drive and no restarts.
Any recommendations? All chipset, storage, and other system drivers and firmware are up to date.
Anyone willing to help?