Introduction to the Crucial 256GB v4 SATA II Solid State Drive
If you have a system even a new system that is working just fine but looking to up the performance chances are the best item to upgrade is the hard drive. Many of you may have chosen the mechanical drive in your build configurator in order to save a few dollars. But now solid state drives are reasonable priced to where they are affordable.
So, the thing to do is find the most reliable, largest capacity and fastest drive you can afford. A good bet would be a nice 120GB/128GB SSD with either a Marvell or SandForce controller utilizing the SATA III protocol. You really can’t go work using this route.
But what if you don’t have a box or laptop that has SATA III ports? Well then, you can opt to just use a SATA model and eat the extra cost. Or you can elect to purchase an old model but then you may have to sacrifice some warranty time.
The next option may be the best. You can run out and pick up a brand spanking new Crucial v4 solid state drive. The v4 series is new to Crucial’s SSD line-up and is built around a SATA II controller. Yes, that is right the v4 is a SATA II model and comes in the more popular sizes of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB units. And another attractive thing is the price.
Crucials take on the v4
The right drive.
If you bought a computer before 2011 and you're looking to upgrade to an SSD, the Crucial® v4 SSD might be just what you're looking for. Designed to deliver substantial performance for mainstream computers, the Crucial v4 SSD was created to complement the abilities of your system. Since most computers made before 2011 have slower data transfer capabilities than newer systems, they're best-suited for the Crucial v4 SSD, which was built with these transfer speeds in mind. The Crucial v4 SSD was designed for mainstream consumers and delivers a powerful SSD experience that's been right-sized for your system's capabilities.
The right performance.
The Crucial v4 SSD delivers everything you've come to expect from the award-winning line of Crucial SSDs: faster read/write speeds, faster boot times, faster application loading times, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. The Crucial team has taken all of their SSD expertise and fine-tuned it to deliver powerful performance for mainstream computers at an affordable price.
The right price.
Why pay for performance you can't use? Designed to complement mainstream systems, the Crucial v4 SSD saves system owners money while maintaining a high level of SSD performance. Since the Crucial v4 SSD doesn't include pricey features that cater to advanced-bandwidth systems, Crucial is able to offer a high-quality product at an affordable price.