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Crucial v4 SSD Improves Performance of Mainstream Computers at an Affordable Price

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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 (3 Gb/s) systems, the primary performance capability of computers purchased before 2011. Available in 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB 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.

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I could live with sata 2 ssd speeds over my hdd speeds... that is if the sata 2 ssd was actually cheaper than the sata 3 drives my a significant margin.
 
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for the 128gb, I prefer thye M4, that we can find at 110$ often....
 
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Cool product... but feels like they are just buying up old SSD tech and trying to resell it with a new sticker.

I agree with the M4 comment, that drive feels like a much better purchase even at these prices. You get what you pay for.
 
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Buy.com had the 128GB M4 for $90 shipped the other day...pricing doesn't seem that tempting for the value conscious that are looking for deals to begin with.
 
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The cheapest price for one of these in the UK is the same price as the SATAIII OCZ Agility (525MB/s Read 500MB/s Write)! if it were like £45-50 for 128gb then I may be interested for my older laptop otherwise, no sorry.
 
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I'd take a M4 for a few bucks more even on SATAII.
 
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remember once available they will be cheaper than the M4
 
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This is an intro price it will drop quickly. Don't be surprised to see the 128GB version @ 0.50c per GB
 
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I want $.50 for the m4, and $.30 for something like this v4. Is that so bad?
 
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I think this series has some potential. Like people have said I think we can expect prices to drop on these, and when they do I can think of a few uses for the small ones. I wouldn't mind a cheap reliable cache drive for my NAS, or a boot drive for an old SATA II machine running OS X or Linux.
 
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I hope they go down in price
 
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Stats for the V4 series according to Crucial:

CT032V4SSD2
32GB
Sustained Sequential Read * up to (128k transfer) 200 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write * up to (128k transfer) 60 MB/s
Random Read up to ** (4k transfer) 10,000 IOPS
Random Write up to ** (4k transfer) 1,200 IOPS

CT064V4SSD2
64GB
Sustained Sequential Read * up to (128k transfer) 230 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write * up to (128k transfer) 100 MB/s
Random Read up to ** (4k transfer) 10,000 IOPS
Random Write up to ** (4k transfer) 2,400 IOPS

CT128V4SSD2
128GB
Sustained Sequential Read * up to (128k transfer) 230 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write * up to (128k transfer) 175 MB/s
Random Read up to ** (4k transfer) 10,000 IOPS
Random Write up to ** (4k transfer) 4,000 IOPS

CT256V4SSD2
256GB
Sustained Sequential Read * up to (128k transfer) 230 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write * up to (128k transfer) 190 MB/s
Random Read up to ** (4k transfer) 10,000 IOPS
Random Write up to ** (4k transfer) 4,000 IOPS

Hmm, I was hoping for something reliable, small, and cheap to max out SATA II.

The 32GB is available from Crucial directly for $45 free shipping here in the States, take $10-$15 off and I could be mighty tempted despite the benchmarks.