By comparison, an Intel top-of-the-line 520 Series SSD boasts peak read/write speeds of 550MBs and 520MBs, respectively. So the new Crucial SSD rests nicely in the middle.
The v4 SSDs are available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities with suggested retail prices of $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively. The SSDs can be purchased now through global channel partners, or direct through Crucial's website.
"The Crucial v4 SSD boils down to two things: performance and value," Robert Wheadon, senior worldwide product manager for Crucial said in a statement. "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."
Th Crucial v4 SSD comes with a three-year limited warranty, and is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X systems.
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