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 have my Windows 7 installed on the following drive: M4-CT256M4SSD1
Recently Windows and a range of different programs have been freezing quite often, along with an occational blue screen of death.
The first time I noticed anything was wrong was while taking a backup of the entire drive to an external disk with EASEUS Todo Backup. It resulted in a BSOD in the middle of the backup process, and when restarting the computer the SSD had been deprioritized in the BIOS boot-sequence.
I've run SFC /SCANNOW, which tells me there are corrupt files in the Windows installation.
The CHKDSK also tells me there are errors/bad sectors that can't be fixed.
I've also kept track of the S.M.A.R.T.-stats of the M4 SDD, that have developed somewhat over the last days.
Screenshots here: Dropbox-folder with pictures
Especially the BB-field (Reported Uncorrectable Errors) has increased considerably from thursday to monday -- from 140466 to 166293.
It seems there might be something wrong with the disk, and that reinstalling Windows might not fix the issue?
I have been enjoying the Crucial Msata M4-128 on my lenovo Thinkpad T420s, Running Windows 7 pro, 64 bit
The Msata has only been used for the Programs and the DATA goes to a regular 2.5 Inch HD.
however this Msata Drive is becoming quite full at 90-99% and creates problems when downloading movies.
I have bought a Newer Crucial M-550 with 240 GB space and would like a SMOOTH TRANSITION !
Lenovo already installed the OS and related IBM programs on this Drive. There is nothing of importance but
the 2010 Microsoft Office Pro which i have installed on it, and I have no product KEYS for it .
Question is : Should I use a Clone program and copy everything from the 128 to 240? is it possible ?
or can I simply copy and transfer the Microsoft Office?
Should I be worried about the firmware Upgrade ?
Is the Cloning program free and or Installed on any of my MSATA drives?
I have read somewhere that MSATA can not be Defragmented. is It true ?
does that mean while Running with the OS or connected externally and not as Primary HD with OS.
I would suggest checking for BIOS update and verifyng storage controller driver version. You can check the driver version with Device manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers -> right click on the selected controller -> Properties -> Driver tab
Also I am not sure why your SMART screenshot has not been moderated yet but as for your SMART data it is not likely that all factors exceeded the thresholds. Please post text SMART data from CrystalDiskInfo ('Edit -> Copy' option) just please remove drive's serial number befor posting the data.
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...
Hello i have question about endurance of my ssd mx100 (256GB).
In technical specification is written endurance of 74TBW.
And my question is why only 74TBW, if i am right MLC NAND has about 3000 p/e cycles so TBW should be 714TB .
I was counting by this way 3000(cycles)*238GB(capacity).
What is wrong, my way of counting or 16nm MLC NAND have less p/e cycles than 3000 (concretely 310 cycles).