Crucial v4 Solid State Drive Improves Performance of Mainstream Computers at an Affordable Price

New Crucial v4 SSD Provides SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II) Systems with Enhanced Start-Up Times, Transfer Speeds, and Durability

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  • Delivers substantial yet affordable SSD performance improvements for systems built before 2011
  • Built to match the transfer capabilities of mainstream SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II)-capable desktops and laptops
  • Available now with MSRPs of $49.99 (32GB), $69.99 (64GB), $99.99 (128GB), and $189.99 (256GB)

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    Kelly Sasso
    Lexar Media
    +1 208-363-5654
    ksasso@micron.com
    http://www.crucial.com

    UK Contact:
    Joan Lunny
    Lexar Media
    +44 (0) 1355 586130
    crucialeupr@micron.com
    http://www.crucial.com/uk

    Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, July 31, 2012 � Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced the Crucial v4 Solid State Drive (SSD), designed to deliver substantial yet affordable performance gains for mainstream SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II) systems, the primary performance capability of computers purchased before 2011. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities with MSRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively, the Crucial v4 SSD can be purchased now through select global channel partners, or direct through www.crucial.com.

    The Crucial v4 SSD offers read speeds up to 230MB/s and write speeds up to 190MB/s, enabling faster startup times, faster application downloads, faster transfer data speeds, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. The v4 SSD joins the m4 SSD and Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution to round out the award-winning Crucial SSD portfolio.

    "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 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."

    Leveraging the industry-leading memory, design, and manufacturing capability of Micron Technology, Inc., the Crucial v4 SSD is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and is compatible with both PC and Mac® systems.

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    About Crucial.com
    Crucial.com is a leading online retailer specializing in computer memory (RAM) and solid state drives (SSD), and is operated by a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of computer memory products. Crucial.com offers more than 250,000 compatible products for nearly every computer system: home and business, old and new, PC and Mac® computers. Utilizing a suite of easy-to-use, free online tools, including the Crucial® System Scanner and the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool, crucial.com makes it easy to find a compatible upgrade to improve computer performance and restore system reliability. For more information, visit www.crucial.com.

    About Micron
    Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.

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