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'm using the 240gb crucial m500 ssd
the temperature was actually around 30c or 32c max, when gaming.
Now when i open my computer it's at 35c and when gaming it can hit up to 59c.
Is my ssd spoiling ?
I bought an msata m500 240gb ssd a few days ago. Today I went to go and install it in my laptop (Clevo w230st) and noticed that it wasn't showing up in explorer (showing on bios and device manager). I decided to go to disk management right clicked the drive and allocate drive letter.(was unallocated at the time). I set it to ntfs and ticked format drive with it resulting in a bsod. Now the drive is shown as a primary partiton (blue) and shows an error when tring to change drive letter on the right click menu. Trying to format again results in a bsod.
I'm not sure what else to do. I have seen that it could be to do with Intel Rapid Storage Technology but cannot find it installed anywhere.
Could do with some help.
The drive is not recognized in the finder, or anywhere on the computer. It does not register.
Initially, I connected the drive to an external USB cable sata drive reader, with the intention to format it before I installed it. Secondly, I've tried installing the MX100 512MB drive internally with two different Icy Docks (I had bought two new one, as I'm upgrading two computers.)
I'ver verified I have the latest EFI update, and I am running Mavericks version 10.9.4.
I've re-booted many times, and still nothing changes.
When ordering the drives, I used the crucial tool, hoping to ensure I bought the correct drive.
Please advise if I am missing something.
I've tried to reset the drive per Crucial: booting up while holding the option key, letting the computer sit in that screen for 30+ minutes, shutting down, removing the drives, re-installing the drives, and restarting. I also tried an external USB power cord only connection to the drive; connecting and disconnecting for 30+ minutes; re-installed to computer, and still the drive is not recognized. Suggestions, anyone?
I've searched these forums for ideas, but I cannot find alternative suggestions. there isn't much on MacPros either.
On a positive note, when I did phone Crucial, I was able to speak with someone right away, and they were very eager to help me.
Crucial, are you assisting in these forums?
This is my first purchase from Crucial, with it being one 512MB drive and one 256MB drive. I would hate to return the drives, but at this point, I'm seeing this as the only course of action.
I've determined the Icy Dock SATA SSD & HDD Converter (2.5" to 3.5"), model MB882SP-1S-2B, was the culprit. There must be a problem with the interface the converter box uses. Through trial and error, I discovered that everytime I placed the SSD into the converter, the drive was not recognized. Thus, the drive works fine if I plug it into the SATA bay slot by itself. BEWARE.
I'm returning the Icy Boxes, and am going to purchase and give the Crucial converter box a try. Wish me luck!
Either the drive is beginning to fail or there may be an issue with one of the other drives causing the ssd to have issues with access latency, in other words... it takes a long time to start a program by menu or double clicking the exe in the folder..... i tried unplugging the other drives to see if that would help, didn't really.... have a smart report.. but not sure how to read it.. some numbers make sense but unaligned access seems high..... dunno