New, Faster SSDs From Crucial up to 256 GB

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).

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  • mlcloud
    $3:1GB? We're getting there.
  • cbigfoot
    When we Hit $1.50-$2.00 per GB i will buy 2 256 to put in a raid 0 in my DELL M6400 Covet!
  • Anonymous
    Chipset? These don't look like standard indilinx or samsung specs!