Crucial Unveils Cheap v4 SSDs
August 1, 2012 9:49 AM
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Cheap SSDs close the price gap with HDDs
Cheap and SSD are words that aren't commonly said in the same sentence. SSDs are typically much more expensive per gigabyte than traditional hard drives, but that price difference is going away. As the price of
SSDs continues to decline
, the price of hard drives
has been increasing
in the wake of flooding in Thailand that caused shortages.
Crucial has unveiled a new series of SSDs that are relatively cheap and aimed at older computers running 3Gb/s SATA ports. The new line of SSDs is called the Crucial v4 and they come in 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities. Pricing is $49.99,
respectively from Newegg.
"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."
At those bargain prices you can't expect world-class performance, but the v4 range still performs well. Crucial promises read speeds of up to 230 MB/s and write speeds of up to 190 MB/s.
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8/1/2012 11:38:48 AM
If this is the controller that G.Skill used in the Falcon 2 (sustained speeds are the same), then it's good. At the time, only Indilinx and Intel had solved the problem of system hangs with SSDs. Everyone else was getting beach balls and hour glasses for 30-60 seconds.
Anand's epic article here. Worth a read for everyone.
And agreed on Samsung controllers. Not known for being the fastest. But reliable.
Update: On searching Anand's site for that old article, I came across a mention of this new drive. Uses Phison's PS3105 controller. Never heard of em'. But if the specs line up, I wonder if they licensed the older Indilinx/OCZ tech and are just building it for less.
8/2/2012 3:47:35 PM
Actually, I've had the new Intel 330s still exhibit sleep-related problems. I narrowed it down to SATA power management problems. If the link-state goes into idle/sleep/low-power mode, I've seen the drive have stutter problems when resuming out of said state. However, it was only on 1 PC out of 10, all of which identical hardware, all running the same OS image even... Got to love how the stars align to cause problems. Swapped the drive out for a Vertex 3 and no problems.
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