|Form Factor||mSATA Internal SSD|
|Specs||Crucial M550 256GB SATA 6Gbps mSATA Internal SSD 550MB/s Read, 500MB/s Write|
|Product Line||Crucial SSD|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Country of origin||China|
|Compliance||CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO|
|Bullet Features||Boot up almost immediately|
|Package Content||mSATA SSD|
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.
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Website made it easy to find my SSD upgrade.
I got this yesterday without software.
Can anyone tell me how to get this Data transfer sofware for this mSATA SSD/
I could only get the Crucial SSD to work in my Olde Athlon PC.
Its SATA3 but works in SATA1.
So; I bought this M550 512Gb.
The good & the bad....
It works with SATA1 Motherboards (from 2006); on XP 32-bit in an Athlon 64 (x2) rig. Fresh XP install.
Speeds are a train-wreck for SSD`s.
(Used the quick & simple `AS SSD Benchmark` tool)
It told me immediately that my SSD was:- "pciide-BAD" (PCI via IDE for the SATA port)
It told me immediately that my rig is:- 31K-BAD (not sure what that `limit` is)
SCORES.... (*XP Athlon64 [2006 rig])
Around 98 & 102 in Seq. (Is over 400 in a modern rig)
Around 17 & 29 in 4k
Around 20 & 32 in 4k~64
Final Scores are... 47 Write 70 Read
Combined score 149.
NOTE; Modern rigs get a `Combined score` of well over 1,000+.
SSD`s can be relatively useless for an Olde PC.
It will probably end up in a more modern laptop when the Athlon dies a death.
Using as C: drive and moved old drive to D: for Data only. Took a while to get Windows 8.1 set up to send all data for all users to D:. After that it works great. Really speed things up a lot.
I bought the memory stick to try and get more speed form my Drobo. The memory helps the Drobo perform slightly faster. This is a poor use for the such fast memory. I would recommend but not for a Drobo.
Installed in NUC; speedy boots (20 sec/win 7); simple to install; great value overall