Crucial releases budget-minded v4 line of solid state drives

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Aug 1, 2012
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  1. If you've been wanting to jump on the solid state drive bandwagon but the relative high price compared to spinning media has kept you on the sidelines, Crucial's newest line of SSDs might be right up your alley. The company……

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Those are some pretty significant drops in read speeds compared to what you can find elsewhere for just as cheap. On Newegg, OCZ's Vertex 3 is <$100 for the 120GB capacity and can hit read speeds of 500MB/s.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,886   +1,222

    I agree with treeski... I just bought a Samsung 830 128GB SATA III for $99 from newegg. Prices are down all around on these drives.
    treeski likes this.
  4. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 510   +152

    Way before ever buying one of these drives, you can find better deals on SSDs via websites like dealnews or slickdeals. If not, wait a few days and something will pop up.
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    These drives need to be significantly cheaper than the competition to be a good buy.
    It's biggest enemy might be the Crucial M4...

    Note; this Crucial V4 is based off the Phison PS3105 controller
  6. I'm still waiting until the prices are reasonable for the size of the hard drive.

    I'm not paying $50 for 32Gb when I can get 2Tb for $100 on a hard drive that would be a few seconds slower.

    Price gauging at it's best.
  7. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    right on.. I don't think the MSRP of V4 is low enough to justify the performance sacrifice. anyone knows anything about performance will without a doubt most likely go with the M4 as oppose to V4 for a few dollars more.
  8. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    I don't believe that's a fair comparison. especially when you compare the speed in none simple transfers. the fastest spindle drives are still light years slower than the average SSD in real world applications.
  9. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    In some cases, it can be the difference of a few minutes, especially with regard to boot up times. SSDs are best for application performance, not data storage. They are incredibly fast compared to HDDs, but they are more expensive and won't have as long a lifetime.
  10. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Poor mans M4.
  11. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Evangelist Posts: 613   +175

    I've seen M4s and similar SATA 3 (6GP/s) drives sell for the same prices as these slower drives. Buy the SATA 6GP/s drive even if you don't have SATA 6GP/s and then you can transfer it (with a big performance boost) when you upgrade your MB.

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