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.
Don't even bother to use you "supposed 3 year warranty", I tried to do so with a faulty V4 64Gb and Crucial tried to scam me:
After a restart yesterday my PC couldn't find my M4 512GB anymore. I bought it one month ago and upgraded the firmware to 010G.
I tried different ports and also connected it to my notebook but that didn't help. Then I made the power cycle procedure and just finished it now the third time but it's still not working. I don't know what to do next.
I'm finding it impossible to create the USB Firmware Drive I need to update the software on my Crucial v4 SSD, I've tried 5 USB sticks now none of which the boot disk creator can see.
Does anyone know of another way to update the firmware ?, I can't even create a bootable USB to take the Firmware update files themselves off of, are they available to download outside of the make-dlm-c-disk utility ?
Thanks for your help.
Having a M4 SSD 256Gb with the older firmware I have problems that maybe once a week the computer freezes.
My Macbook Pro early 2008 with the latest OS X Mountain Lion don't have a working optical drive, so I can not follow the instructions creating a CD to startup and run the firmware update.
I have an external harddrive with the system working that I can startup the computer from. So now I wonder if and how I can start from the external disk, and run the upgrade from there?
Would anyone please be able to provide either a direct download or link to the MU03 firmware update for an M500 SSD?
I have attempted to contact Crucial support to provide the earlier MU03 firmware without success.
I have further tried searching for some time.This includes general pages, download services, even the Wayback Archive.... all without sucess.
It is not for a downgrade, but i am specifically looking for MU03 and not the lates MU05.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.