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.
after migration from my old HDD to new M500 SSD my system is freezeing in random cases
Event log showsthe following error that repeats several times
During paging operation device error was detected \Device\Harddisk0\DR
The same system in the same config with HDD was working without any issue
I have tried to
- upgrade firmware to Mu5 - upgrade was succesfull but problem still exist
- do scan disk with chksdsk /f - no errors found
- try to update all drivers - all are the newest one
- run SMART verification - the total results seems ok, but all factors exceeds the threshold
Have you any other idea what can be a reason before I start RMA process
Please find my system config below
|OS Name||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro|
|OS Version||6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600|
|OS Manufacturer||Microsoft Corporation|
|OS Configuration||Standalone Workstation|
|OS Build Type||Multiprocessor Free|
|System Model||Satellite L350|
|System Type||X86-based PC|
|Processor(s)||1 Processor(s) Installed.,: x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1733 Mhz|
|BIOS Version||INSYDE 1.30, 2008-03-19|
|Total Physical Memory||2˙038 MB|
|Available Physical Memory||1˙502 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Max Size||2˙934 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Available||2˙273 MB|
|Virtual Memory: In Use||661 MB|
|Page File Location(s)||C:\pagefile.sys|
|Hotfix(s)||60 Hotfix(s) Installed.,: KB2899189_Microsoft-Windows-CameraCodec-Package,: KB2891214,: KB2894856,: KB2919355,: KB2919442,: KB2920189,: KB2931358,: KB2931366,: KB2937220,: KB2938772,: KB2939153,: KB2939471,: KB2939576,: KB2949621,: KB2950153,: KB2954879,: KB2955164,: KB2956575,: KB2958262,: KB2958263,: KB2959626,: KB2959977,: KB2961072,: KB2962140,: KB2962409,: KB2964718,: KB2965142,: KB2965500,: KB2966826,: KB2967917,: KB2969339,: KB2969817,: KB2971203,: KB2971239,: KB2971850,: KB2972213,: KB2972280,: KB2973201,: KB2973351,: KB2975061,: KB2975719,: KB2976627,: KB2976897,: KB2977174,: KB2977629,: KB2977765,: KB2978668,: KB2979582,: KB2980654,: KB2981580,: KB2981655,: KB2984006,: KB2987114,: KB2988948,: KB2989647,: KB2993100,: KB2993651,: KB2994897,: KB2995004,: KB976002|
|Network Card(s)||2 NIC(s) Installed.,: Kontroler Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller,Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g|
|Hyper-V Requirements||VM Monitor Mode Extensions: No,Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No,Second Level Address Translation: No,Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes|
My issue is that this link doesn't appear to work and after trying to load the page for a minute or so I get a 502 Bad Gateway Error. The Acronis website in general seems to be loaded with 502 errors and I have no way of downloading this **bleep** software because apparently Acronis no longer supports the 2014 version now that they have released True Image 2015.
I only bought this SSD about a week and a half ago and the fact that the included software that was to supposedly give me a smooth transistion from HDD to SSD can't be found is driving me up the wall.
Has anyone recently bought an MX100 and was able to find True Image 2014 or an alternative cloning software help me out? I really don't want to spend more money on a cable or additional software...
What is wrong,
For starters, you'll note the endurance is quoted the same for every drive size - which makes no sense because bigger drives will have higher endurance when that endurance is quoted in data size.
Secondly, it's no where near as simple as erase count times capacity. Because SSD's erase themselves in capacities known as 'erase blocks'. On older drives these were 512k each but on modern drives they're probably several MB. The specific size doesn't really matetr to the theory. What matters is that this means that a 1 bit write will cause as much wear as the erase size writes. So this means erase count times capacity is only valid for a non stop sequential write.
On the flip side, in reality, write caching means a 1 bit write probably won't be as bad as it sounds as it'll probably be grouped with other writes.
IIRC 74TB is an estimate based on some typical usage scenarios for the smallest drive size.
In reality, data size is a pointless stat for measuring drive life. It's a 'lie-to-children' stat really.
All you can really go if is the erase cycles. And even that is just an estimate. In endurance testing some drive models have lasted several times over that. But equally, just like any manufactured product, some fault could see it die tomorrow. Wear isn't that good an indicator of life. It's no more useful than expecting your car to die the moment the odometer ticks over 200,000 miles.
Last time I did the maths on my drive, the wear indicator had it lasting decades.
you can't really predict the drives life
if you did, it would be too long for you to worry about
just keep sensible backups, as you should with any storage device, and don't sweat it!
if you go to this thread: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Firmware-Update-Notifications/td-p/57854 and hit options and then subscribe, you'll be alerted if and when any new firmware for any of Crucials range of drives is released.
They tend not to pre-announce them so I couldn't say when one is coming.
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you're having performance issues with your new SSD.
The benchmarking is around the correct speeds for most of the sections of the results. Have you tried the SSD in a different SATA port at all? What about trying the drive with a different SATA cable to see if you're still getting the issue.
You said that it has a delay sometimes. Can you confirm when this happens? Is it random or when you're doing something specific on your computer?
Once I have the above information I can look in to this further for you.