More and more SSDs are hitting the market, hopefully spurring competition and eventually leading to lower prices. The latest entry comes from Lexar, today announcing its fastest Crucial solid-state drive (SSD) products to date.
These line-topping new Crucial SSDs is led by the 256 GB MLC NAND Crucial M225 SSD which gives a 250 MB/sec. read speed and a 200 MB/sec. write speed.
“By upgrading their system with a solid-state drive, mobile computer users will enjoy a faster, more rugged system with storage built for mobility. The fact that SSDs don’t have any moving parts makes Crucial solid-state drives quieter, cooler, and more durable than traditional hard drives,” said Robert Wheadon, Lexar Media’s senior worldwide product marketing manager.
The new SSDs come in a 2.5-inch form factor, but those who wish to run them in a desktop can use the Crucial SK01 External Drive Storage Kit (sold separately), which includes a 2.5-inch USB 2.0 external enclosure, a 3.5-inch SATA 3Gb/sec. hot-swappable drive bay, and a 5.25-inch drive bay bracket.
Capacities and prices of the new Crucial SSDs are: 64 GB (currently $169.99/£104.99/€120.99), 128 GB (currently $329.99/£201.99/€143.99), and 256 GB (currently $599.99/£367.99/€424.99).