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 had a c4 256gb for quite a while now, i had the error after 5k hours when my system shut down every hour i fixed that with the firmware at the time. i have not had a problem with this.
Since then i have purchased the GTX 770, i never has any problems since then.
Recently i have just bought a bundle from scan(UK). It sonsisted of a I5 overclocked to 4.6Gb with a Asus 96 mobo with 16gb of ram. I had problems from then on, i was getting BSOD 00124 or something daft like that....
Anyway, ive sent it back, they have tested the bundle with no errors after 92+ hrs of testing. They have told me its my hardware, my graphics are fine, There is only the SSD i think may have issues.
So i want to format it so its back to factory settings, so i can eliminate their BS response.
Thanks in advance.
Hi. I purchased a couple a weeks ago a Crucail M550.
My system was rocksolid since i changed my SSD where my os is installed.
Unfortunately now with my new m550 i have a lot of BSOD, sometimes my computer restarts and i can read an error like : "No bootable drive found" or something like that.
Is my ssd dead? i have all the last driver installed.
As the title stated, my thinkpad gets 2100etection error sometimes when I boot Windows and almost everytime I reboot my ubuntu. I mainly use ubuntu and when I need to reboot, I need to shutdown and press the power button to reboot manually to avoid the 2100 error. If you google "M500 thinkpad t440" you can find I am not the only having the problem,
I recently replaced my Samsung SSD 256 by a MX100 512.
I have a Dell XPS15 L502x Laptop with Win 8.1 Pro
First I struggled with cloning the disk and gave up after a while.
So the MX100 now got a fresh install of Win 8.1.
Problem is that frequently the laptop doesn't boot with error message "Operating system not found"
I was already about to format the disk and recover from backup when I found a workaround that worked every time again so far.
System will boot normally after removing power as well as the battery for a minute.
Ok, I am at least happy to keep it running but this is not really what I expect and such situations are annyoing for a wife without technical experience.
Any idea how to get rid of this bug?