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 am sorry for the issues that you have been experiencing with your SSD. There's a few things we can try to rule out a few issues and then we can go from there if you are still having problems.
1. Are you using the little bracket the SSD came with that makes the SSD 9.5mm instead of the 7mm of the drive? Mac systems can be a bit picky with the connection and that 1.5mm is enough wiggle room to cause a bad connection between the system and the drive. If the bracket is not on the drive please try that first.
2. Try a PRAM reset with the drive installed.
3. Try deleting all the partitions and installing just one partition with the OS.
If you are still having issues after these steps, please let us know and we would be happy to look into this further.
After migration from an existing SSD, Win8.1 hangs withing minutes of launch. After forcing a hard reboot, data is often corrupted.
Could anyone with MX100 possibly check and confirm that MX100 supports ATA Security feature Set? I have M500 and M550 and I am sure they both have this mode, I just want to be sure about MX100.
You can check it with nice Hard Disk Sentinel application. In the drive's properties "Information" tab, in a "Security Mode" section you should see something like on this picture -
At least "Security Mode", "Security Erase" and "Security Enhanced Erase Feature" should have those green checkmarks.
Thanks in advance!
I'm having the exact same issue on a HP Pavilion G6 notebook. Warm boot OK, but cold boot (removed battery and unplugged power to clear charge) the drive goes missing.
The machine worked fine with original HDD, another HDD I imaged to as a test, and two different other SSDs (one Sandforce and one Silicon Motion based).
I recently installed a new PSU and GPU. However since then I have had a few random hardlocks with my PC. Two were in June when watching Fifa world cup on CBC's website. Everything froze with whatever sound playing stuck and coming throught my headset. Three other lockups, July, August and September, were just with a browser open, no videos or sound playing at all, twice with Chrome, once with Firefox. Every hardlock has happened when at idle or with a small load, never in games or when stress testing either the GPU or CPU for hours. I have also repeated tested my ram using Memtest with no errors recorded. I have RMA'ed the GPU 3 times but regardless of GPU the issue remains and has happened at least once with each GPU. I have reseated every part and cable minus the CPU itself, heatsink and motherboard as these are beyond what I am capable of and comfort level.
I contacted the PSU manufacture for support. I was told that the issues sounds like the SSD, or a secondary drive, could be failing as a PSU wouldn't cause this issue. I have a replacement PSU on the way incase the PSU is the cause. I also had a new HDD to replace my current HDD. I had already updated my firmware to avoid the 5000 hours issue well before this issue. I updated it to 070H between freezes incase this was the issue. However this has not resolved any issue. I have used 3 different GPU drivers with each being installed during one freeze. Switched sound drivers, updated every driver I could find, nothing seems to resolve the issue I have tried. So I am looking some input from Crucial: tests to run, ideas I have not thought of, etc.
The scanner didn't include everything. If any other information is required let me know and I will grab my invoices for product numbers and specifics.
GPU: EVGA 780 Classified