REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
In examining Crucial marketing materials for the V4, one line really stood out which was ‘If you bought a computer before 2011’. That is the crowd that Crucial is intending to reach with the V4 and, if the price were to hit the right spot, we would have no problem recommending this SSD for the average Joe who is looking for that basic hard drive to SSD upgrade and doesn’t want to fork out an arm and a leg. Remember now, there are very few people that would ever be able to visibly tell the difference between the best and worst SSDs in typical computer use.
Conversely, if you have specific demanding tasks of your present day system and you are trying to ‘cheap out’ by purchasing this SSD, you are going to be extremely disappointed because it has not been manufactured for anything higher than it being an affordable SSD upgrade for a hard drive contained system. It will do exactly as it is meant to do which is provide a significantly faster start up time and it will show a very visible speed boost in your every day computer use. Think about it though. If your computer start time is reduced from over a minute to 15 seconds alone, is it not worth the investment?
As for pricing, we haven’t got the best news here as we have seen the Crucial M4 at lower prices than we are seeing for the V4 during sale periods. Now, lets keep in mind that the V4 is a new release and the good news is that it is available at prices that we are typically seeing today, these being the 128GB SSDs under $100 and the 256GB SSDs under $200. That is a good thing.
If you are looking to migrate from a hard drive to an SSD and your system is one of 90% of the SATA 2 systems out there, the Crucial V4 SSD will provide a very visible upgrade to your computer. Crucial was one of the first out of the gate with SSDs and have built a rock solid reputation for customer service and reliability. Pricing is as expected for new releases SSDs, however, don’t be afraid to check back and click our Amazon link to see if the Crucial V4 SSD fits your bill.