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 recently upgraded my HDD in my iMac mid 2011 to a 512 MX100 drive. This is replacing the main HDD and not as an additional drive in replacement of the Superdrive.
I carried out a clean install of Mavericks and all was well. Then when I started to install software I noticed that I would see the beach ball for around 20 - 40 seconds and then the normal service would resume.
I've tried running some checks on the drive and it doesn’t seem to be reporting any errors.
I did read about the possible power issue when replacing the Superdrive with the MX100 but I didn’t think that this would be a issue with replacing the main HDD.
Does anyone have any suggestions of things I could try before I start the painful process of returning the drive?
Any help is much appreciated!
There was the happy owner,(on MBP 2011) solid-state ssd Crucial MX100, the speed of loading of Yosemite system very much pleased, tests show 440mb Record and 500 Reading, but whether Trim in Yosemite is necessary?, which can prolong and more elaborately keep record of files on the carrier, it isn't enough information on this matter, what you will tell friends? It is worth it or let it pass, and so smartly works?
I see on crucial website and some other sellers the following product reference: CT512M550SSD1 and on some other websites, I find CT512M550SSD3.
What does the "3" means versus the "1"? is it 100% the same or is it a newer version?
First of all I'm sorry to hear that you had a BSOD.
As the drive is up and running it does not look like there is any underlining fault. Many different things can cause a BSOD and without a crash or error report it would be hard to pinpoint what caused it.
We don't have any underlining issues with the drive and it is fully compatible with your system. I would recommend just keeping an eye on it and if you do have any other issues please let us know.
Change the setting in BIOS for hot plug.