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Crucial Announces its v4 SSD for Budget Conscious Users

Are you looking to upgrade to a SSD on your older system and are wondering if should you get a SATA 6.0 Gb/s drive? Crucial believes "Why pay for performance you can't use?" With this thought process in mind, Crucial has developed the v4 SSD to deliver a high level of SSD performance to complement your mainstream systems. According to Crucial, the v4 SSD doesn't include "pricey features" that cater to advanced-bandwidth systems, which allows them to offer a high-quality product at an affordable price.

The v4 SSD is available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB on a 2.5 form factor SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface. It uses 25nm Micron Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. The v4 SSDs are priced at $49.99 (32 GB), $69.99 (64 GB), $99.99 (128 GB), and $189.99 (256 GB) respectively. This sets the v4 SSD at the $0.74 / GB price range for the 256 GB version. This makes it one of the most affordable SSDs on the market and a great option for a boot drive on a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface or as a secondary SSD on any system.

Capacity32GB64GB128GB256GB
Sustained Sequential Read * up to (128k transfer)200 MB/s230 MB/s230 MB/s230 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write * up to (128k transfer)60 MB/s100 MB/s175 MB/s190 MB/s
Random Read up to ** (4k transfer)10,000 IOPS10,000 IOPS10,000 IOPS10,000 IOPS
Random Write up to ** (4k transfer)1,200 IOPS2,400 IOPS4,000 IOPS4,000 IOPS
* Performance measured using IOMeter* with Queue Depth 32.
** Performance measured using IOMeter* with Queue Depth 32. Measurements are performed on 8GB of LBA range on a full SSD.

"The Crucial v4 SSD boils down to two things: performance and value," said Robert Wheadon, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. "Most consumers realize that SSDs help their computers start quicker and run faster, and are a more durable alternative to hard drives, but many don't realize that most SSDs outperform the data transfer capabilities of their SATA II machines. With the Crucial v4 SSD, we've come up with a product that's designed to bring the most value out of a SATA II system without paying for extra performance that can't be used."

The Crucial v4 SSD is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and is compatible with both PC and Mac systems. To learn more about the v4 SSD, please visit Crucial's website.

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  • wiinippongamer
    No thanks, there are already a few 128g SSD's on the market that are SATA III with much higher transfers at $99 or less.
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  • sylvez
    Great idea, but they need to make the prices go much lower than that. They are targetting a group of people who are unwilling to pay that much. I say 3/4 it and it will fly off the shelves like hotcakes.
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  • drwho1
    A little too late.
    There already are SATA III at lower prices than this on similar sizes.
    Plus they will work on SATA II.

    If the price range for this were substantially lower (to bear the "budget" gimmick)
    then it would have a real chance. But like this, this aren't "budget conscious" at all.
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  • JDFan
    They really need to work on the pricing if they want it to be considered --- for example looking on Newegg they have this 128GB V4 which is SATA II for $99 for the Bare drive and then right along side it they have the M4 which is much faster SATA III (so faster if you have the SATA III available but just as fast if not faster using the SATA II interface at $99 with a USB to SATA cable for making transfering the data from your old HDD to this SSD easy (which would cost you at least $10+) !!
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  • alcalde
    I can't believe you people.... $50 for an SSD boot drive and you're complaining about the price! Also, "This makes it one of the most affordable SSDs on the market" means it's one of the most affordable SSDs on the market.
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  • mjflis
    Yeah not budget friendly. Have them say $10-15 less (or more) than the sata 3 counterparts and you have a deal.
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  • lokii_0
    Everyone bitching about the price of these drives is forgetting one important thing: the list price of all of the SSDs which are now being sold cheaply is far higher than their sale price. Most of the time, the MSRP of an item is higher than the price at which it is actually sold. If these items have a MSRP which is the sale price of other items, once these SSDs are available for sale, they will likely cost even less than their suggested price, thus making them quite budget friendly.
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  • JDFan
    lokii_0Everyone bitching about the price of these drives is forgetting one important thing: the list price of all of the SSDs which are now being sold cheaply is far higher than their sale price. Most of the time, the MSRP of an item is higher than the price at which it is actually sold. If these items have a MSRP which is the sale price of other items, once these SSDs are available for sale, they will likely cost even less than their suggested price, thus making them quite budget friendly.
    That is Why I went and looked at Newegg --- and this drive is the same exact price for the bare drive as the Same companies M4 version ( REGULAR PRICE no sale involved !!) which is a faster (SATA III drive) and comes with a transfer kit -- so why would anyone go with this and pay more for less just because thy say it is a budget friendly drive ??
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  • mcvf
    JDFanThat is Why I went and looked at Newegg --- and this drive is the same exact price for the bare drive as the Same companies M4 version ( REGULAR PRICE no sale involved !!) which is a faster (SATA III drive) and comes with a transfer kit -- so why would anyone go with this and pay more for less just because thy say it is a budget friendly drive ??Wait a month or two and check prices again.
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  • alidan
    mjflisYeah not budget friendly. Have them say $10-15 less (or more) than the sata 3 counterparts and you have a deal.
    i saw a sale, 256gb sata III great drive, about 150-160$ i forget how much.
    the suggested here for each drive is WAY to much... and they will be cheaper, but only after a while and a next generation of them comes out... drives arent cheaper than msrp from day one unless its by a very small sum, or a new company looking to attract new customers (got borderlands 2 for 20$ off retail price, for that reason)
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