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.
I've got an M550 SATA that fails to be recognized in the laptop's BIOS (no boot, etc). The same thing happened about 4 months ago, when i just bought the combo. I had to format it in another computer and afterwards it started being detected again (lost all the data) on the E7440. At the time i tried the reinitialization procedure in vain.
Is there a known issue between these 2 pieces of hardware?
Of course it cannot be done. There is no MX550 drive from Crucial There is one called M550 but for that model there is no update at the moment. Most likely you refer to M500's firmware update guide but M500 is a different model.
Windows 7 would have to be SP1 and if you have Intel chipset drivers installed, make sure they are up to date: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%22Intel+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel+RST%29%22
Otherwise you won't support advanced format (4k sector) drives.
I bought new Crucial MX100 256GB for my laptop.
Theoretical transfers should be about 550MB/s.... ok thats is thery.... but my SSD has 200MB/s MAX.
Disk was tested without any partition in my deskop PC as additional drive.
Desktop PC Config: GA-P67A-UD4-B3 (rev. 1.1) + i5 2500k + 8GB DDR1866 + WIn7
then I put this disk to destination laptop (toshiba p75a7200 with i7 4700MQ and I recovered win 8.1
the results was even worse
Please tell me why?
To weak configs ?
Look at my HD Tune 5.50 results m500 240GB
It seems something is wrong with my drive? It look similar to samsung 840 evo poor performance on old files issue .
Can you show your HDTune results of your m500 ???