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.
Don't even bother to use you "supposed 3 year warranty", I tried to do so with a faulty V4 64Gb and Crucial tried to scam me:
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I know there are threads about this topic already. But I want that Crucial is aware of this issue. I builded a new PC on friday the 5th September. Until yesterday, the PC was working fine. But yesterday I was playing a game and for the first time with my new PC I got an Bluescreen and Windows shutted down. Then after a restart I became the message that there are no bootable drives available. In Bios my SSD was not shown.
So I turned off the PC and restarted it and still no SSD in Bios. Then another reset and there it was again and booted normally. Then I played about 4 hours without any problems.
Today I started my PC and immediately get the message that there is no bootable drive availabe. PC shutdown and turned it on again. Yet no SSD in Bios. Then I did a warmstart and there the SSD was back again. And since then I am using the PC normally again.
AHCI in Bios is on and the SSD is set to first boot drive. I also changed the SATA and even the power cable with a new one. And still got the problem.
ASRock H97Pro4 (newest Bios FW)
Windows 8.1 (brand new fresh installation)
So I just ordered a 256gb crucial mx100 ssd.
1. From what I've heard from several sources it is better to do a clean install of windows onto the new ssd. However, the laptop I have came with windows 8 and I upgraded to 8.1. I am unsure of how to do a clean install of windows when I do not have a windows 8 install disk.
I've also noticed that people just clone their current hard drive onto the new one. Any benefits of doing a clean install?
2. I used a defragmentation tool with my current HDD. Is it ok to use defrag tools on a SSD? I definitely don't want to screw it up.
3. My laptop has 2 internal slots for SATA devices. Will I need a transfer cable (USB to SATA) to format or clone the drive?
Thanks in advance!
Got new "Crucial by Micron, MX100, 256 GB" and "Win 8.1" on my old computer.
Getting alot of crashes:
A TCG Command has returned an error.
It's not the heat. Checked motherboard, CPU, case and HD heats, they are ok.
Not encryption, it's off.
Can't update BIOS, Asus does not support P5B motherboard bios on Win 8.1 anymore.
Tried replacing the power and graphics card, still crashes.
Error occurred on several clean window installations.
Windows installed on IDE as well AHCI mode, resulting to same issues on both installations.
I upgraded my PC 2 weeks ago with a 512GB MX100 that replaced my SanDisk 256GB SSD.
First I cloned the system to the new mx100, but the system acted strange, it wasn't responding after a few minutes.
So I thougth: "OK lets make a clean new UEFI Install of Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64."
I did, installed all windows updates migrated some mails an other files and began to install software like MS Office, Acronis True Image 2014 Family Pack, Kaspersky, etc.
After that the system acted strange again and I realized that after a few minutes the MX100 had 100% disk-activity. I searched the net and found useless tips like "deactivate Superfetch and such things". Nothing helped.
I thought that maybe a windows update may have gone mad or something. And because no personal files where changed at that moment, I made an other clean install. This time with less disks in my system to minimize the potential issue sources (threw out 3 120GB SSDs: Corsair Force 3, OCZ Vertex 3, Toshiba SSD 128GB)
The next day the system began with not responding after a few minutes. I had to reset my computer opened task manager and realized that the 100% disk-activity came back after a few minutes.
Because the last thing was the install of Acronis, I uninstalled that and the system worked normal even after hours.
I googled a little mx100 + acronis and found a few threads with the same issue, but nobody had a clear answer to what is causing the problem:
MX100 or acronis??
What should I do? Do I have a faulty MX100? I mean, I never expierenced something like this with my previous SSDs.