Yes, solid state drives are fast, but the prices are still relatively higher than traditional hard drives. Crucial has just introduces its new v4 series with affordable price for upgrading mainstream computer systems at budget price. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, the v4 uses SATA II 3Gbps interface and delivers up to 230MB/s read and 190MB/s write speeds.
The 2.5-inch v4 is based on 25nm Micron MLC NAND flash memory. It includes S.M.A.R.T command for health monitoring. 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models are priced at $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively.