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 ?
A little more playing with it;
System is a Pavilion Slimline s5-1070t i7 w/ 8Gb ram.
It seems to lock up every two minutes. Did a clean SFC /scannow without locking up, but still will not do a restart or shutdown. Have to turn it off and back on with power button.
Looks like this isn't going to work.
You can check current version installed in your system with Device manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers -> right click on the selected controller -> Properties -> Driver tab
And I believe you should be able to download quite recent 18.104.22.1681 version from that page - http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/e-services/Download.asp
What SO use?
MX100 not need drivers. Install you all motherboard drivers.
Hi, im recent purschase MX100 256GB Model.
My computer is all new hardware 15 days (all drivers updates and bios update):
MSI GTX 780
MSI Z97 Gaming 5
G.Skill 2x4GB CL9 1600 1,5
Present multiple errors.
After Windows Shutdown --> Turn on computer --> In Windows loading unexpected Shutdown computer --> Turn on computer again --> Windows loading okey.
Computer windows loading okey per 2 attemps turn on computer.
1 attempt--> shutdown
2 attempt --> perfect loading windows
This first error is "solved" not present actually.
In Windows Desktop --> BSOD and Restart --> Bios say "Insert Boot Device and Reboot" --> Reboot and enter SETUP and CrucialMX100 not detected by BIOS --> for detected, im turn off computer and turn on --> Okey Windows Loading ---> Open BlueScreenView software and viewing BSOD error is "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED"
In Windows Desktop --> Frozen Desktop only move mouse and keyboard... for Shutdown computer press the case button :\
Im log disk in desktop (not use programs) and 2% use disk to 92% repeat (2/mb transfer). peaks of ups and downs
View video in youtube: http://youtu.be/9vVV04WO25g
CPU LOAD 82%
SSD LOAD: 0%
NORMAL MODE (4 MB/s @ 2%):
FROZEN MODE (2 MB/s @ 94%) View ups and downs in montoring:
SYSTEM OS: Windows 8.1 witch update 1 / Use last Intel AHCI drivers 22.214.171.1248
Im format the SSD 3 times........
Solution? SSD is broken? RMA? Thanks