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 think I would check (and probably try to update) Intel AHCI driver for that one. It is possible driver listed by Dell is little bit outdated.
Could you please check it and post exact driver version? You can check it with Device manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers -> right click on the selected controller -> Properties -> Driver tab
It seems you are in a similar situation to other user, please take a look at this thread. The health is related to NAND wear, AD Average Block-Erase Count attribute, and CDI should actually show 9% instead of 97% (you would probably see that after cold boot).
It is quite likely the drive will still serve you well however you should keep backups of important data.
We are happy that you have it up and running and that you have posted these helpful tips. Thanks!
Enjoy your upgrade
I think your images/screenshots has been moderated and removed, because of drives serial numbers or other personal data I guess. You can repost them but please remove drives serial numbers. Also you can post SMART data of your drives as text using "Edit > Copy" option of CrystalDiskInfo.
Would like to know what to do .
I own a 2012 macbook pro retina and use a CRUCIAL M4 512 GB 040H as an external drive .
The drive came up with 338 Bad sectors in 'TechTools Pro" when it unexpectically quit the process not even 1/3 through the scanning processs.
Looked at updating firmware , but since this is my only computer I can't connect via int. SATA.
What can I do ?
I don't have any receipt anymore, *removed personal information*
I am locaterd in Australia .
There is no local Crucial office.