Do more. Faster. Longer. 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 more efficiently so your battery lasts longer. Backed by the most advanced feature set available "Native Write Acceleration, RAIN technology, Adaptive Thermal Protection, hardware-based encryption, and our exclusive data integrity algorithm" the Crucial M550 delivers a complete performance gain that's measured by far more than just specs.