Crucial V4 SSD: An Affordable Solid State Drive
Crucial has recently unleashed its latest solid state drives targeting mainstream consumers and those who are looking for a cheaper alternative solid state drive. The Crucial v4 SSDs are significantly priced lower compared to the Crucial m4 series, making it more appealing to the consumers.
The new Crucial v4 solid state drive is a 3Gbps SATA drive that is based on Phison’s PS3105 controller. It comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variant. It basically has a sequential read speed of up to 230MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 190MB/s. It pretty fast compared to a hard drive, but not to the m4 series and other SSDs. Below is the Crucial v4′s specification and comparison chart.
Crucial v4 Specifications
|NAND||Micron 25nm synchronous MLC NAND||Micron 25nm synchronous MLC NAND||Micron 25nm synchronous MLC NAND||Micron 25nm synchronous MLC NAND|
|Controller||Phison PS3105||Phison PS3105||Phison PS3105||Phison PS3105|
|4K Random Read||10K IOPS||10K IOPS||10K IOPS||10K IOPS|
|4K Random Write||1.2K IOPS||2.4K IOPS||4K IOPS||4K IOPS|
Crucial m4 vs v4 vs Adrenaline
According to Robert Wheadon, Crucial’s product manager; “The Crucial v4 SSD boils down to two things: performance and value,” “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 II 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 II system without paying for extra performance that can’t be used.”
The Crucial v4 comes with a 3 year limited warranty and is now available on Amazon here.
By the way, before you go buying one, you might be interested in checking out other popular solid state drives with discounted price here.
Or if you want bigger storage capacity with faster performance compared to a regular HDD, check out Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB.