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 bought a new MX100 (512GB) for my Early 2011 17" MacBook Pro. Long story short, While the MX100 was connected to my MacBook I used **bleep** Utility to set up two partitions and I installed OS X 10.9 on both.
I booted off both volumes while they were on USB exterally, but when I put the drive IN my MacBook it fails to boot or even see with partition. Can someone tell me why? Is there way to fix this??
I don't think the problem is with the MX100, I think its with OS X or the MacBook, or how the drive is set up.
Here is the long version of my problem:
Can anyone tell me why I can't boot off this drive when I have it mounted interally? (Or why the Mac does not even see the partitions I set up when I have the drive mounted internally?)
I am looking forward to the speed increase! Just bummed out I can't get it to work internally
The download link still shows the old version.
---edit Will update for some reason my 4k writes are all over the place everytime I run the bench.
Just use the SSD.
Just had another freeze. My AV scanner started its scheduledwhile I had a movie playing. Video chopped for 2-3 seconds, noise looped and the system froze. The scheduled scan was setup recently so was not presented before today's crash. I am going to remove the AV just incase the passive shields cause issues.