Solid-state drives or SSD’s have slowly reduced in price over the past few years, but have still not reached the level where people on a budget can access them. Thankfully Crucial seems to be working towards SSD’s that might just fit that budget market, with their new 2.5 inch V4 SSDs which range from $50 for the 32Gb model, $70 for the 64GB, $100 for the 128GB model and $190 for the 256GB model.

The SSDs also offer read speeds of 230 MB/s and write speeds of 190 MB/s and can be used with any SATA-2 capable desktop or laptop, and are 9/21 times faster than ordinary HDDs. Check out the press release below for more information.

[spoiler show=”Show Press Release” hide=”Hide Press Release”]Crucial v4 Solid State Drive Improves Performance of Mainstream Computers at an Affordable Price

New Crucial v4 SSD Provides SATA 2 (3Gb/s) Systems with Enhanced Start-Up Times, Transfer Speeds, and Durability

Key Messages:

Delivers substantial yet affordable SSD performance improvements for systems built before 2011

Built to match the transfer capabilities of mainstream SATA 2 (3Gb/s)-capable desktops and laptops

Available now with MSRPs of $49.99 (32GB), $69.99 (64GB), $99.99 (128GB), and $189.99 (256GB)

Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, July 31, 2012 Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced the Crucial v4 Solid State Drive (SSD), designed to deliver substantial yet affordable performance gains for mainstream SATA 2 (3Gb/s) systems, the primary performance capability of computers purchased before 2011. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities with MSRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively, the Crucial v4 SSD can be purchased now through select global channel partners, or direct through www.crucial.com.

The Crucial v4 SSD offers read speeds up to 230MB/s and write speeds up to 190MB/s, enabling faster startup times, faster application downloads, faster transfer data speeds, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. The v4 SSD joins the m4 SSD and Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution to round out the award-winning Crucial SSD portfolio.

“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 2 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 2 system without paying for extra performance that can’t be used.”

Leveraging the industry-leading memory, design, and manufacturing capability of Micron Technology, Inc., the Crucial v4 SSD is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and is compatible with both PC and Mac® systems.

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