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.
Hi folks - I have aquired a used Dell Precision T7500 and waas advised to get a Crucial MX100 512 SSD. I now see that the tool on the Crucial site says it is incompatible -- is this accurate?
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Sorry for these questions:
I buy a M550 512GB for MacBook Pro 2010 to use as a Primary Disk.
The question are:
1) What is the last firmware for this SSD and how to check from Mac what now is installed?
2) What is the more stable firmware for this SSD?
3) I need to use Yosemite for xCode 6 - i see that i can not enable TRIM - how can i solve this?
NB) i move the old default Apple 512GB HD in the superdrive and i ask if i need to enable Fusion drive? Is it the best for me?
Really many thanks for now!
According the description of the lasted firmware 070H http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-ssd-firmware the power timing issue on M4 should be definitively solved.
Resolved a power-up timing issue that could result in a drive hang, resulting in an inability to communicate with the host computer. The hang condition would typically occur during power-up or resume from Sleep or Hibernate. Most often, a new power cycle will clear the condition and allow normal operations to continue. The failure mode has only been observed in factory test. The failure mode is believed to have been contained to the factory. This fix is being implemented for all new builds, for all form factors, as a precautionary measure. The fix may be implemented in the field, as desired, to prevent occurrence of this boot-time failure. To date, no known field returns have been shown to be related to this issue. A failure of this type would typically be recoverable by a system reset.
I run a M4 256 since one year with the lasted firmware and I just faced the same issue. I have to run this process to recover my SSD http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Why-did-my-SSD-quot-disappear-quot-from-my-system/ta-p/65215
Should I ask for a replacement ?
installed it and put windows 8 Pro on it. ran fine. Had a wd velociraptor on it as well with w8 regular on it. I could boot no issue to either one no problem. Ran it for maybe 3 days and then came home one afternoon and machine was off I think. whatever it did it wasnt working.
I restarted it and it would hang up. windows screen would load and then go away and my mouse pointer finally would shot up and I could move it but nothing else would show up on the screen.
I couldnt restore the system, I couldnt repair or refresh it either
I managed to get the other drive with W8 plain to boot and run like normal.
then I removed the ssd and installed on different machine. tried to do a fresh install...still no luck. same issues.
is this thing toast already? thats a disapointment
I noticed when the SSD was still in computer and I clicked on "this computer" and it brought up all the drives the Crucuial was red