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

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Crucial v4 Solid State Drive Improves Performance of Mainstream Computers at an Affordable Price06:00 EDT Tuesday, July 31, 2012Key Messages: Delivers substantial yet affordable SSD performance improvements for systems built before 2011 Built to match the transfer capabilities of mainstream SATA 2 (3Gb/s)-capable desktops and laptops Available now with MSRPs of $49.99 (32GB), $69.99 (64GB), $99.99 (128GB), and $189.99 (256GB)Multimedia Elements: Crucial Image Gallery Crucial v4 2.5-inch SSD Is the Crucial v4 SSD right for you? (video) BOISE, Idaho, and GLASGOW, Scotland, July 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 2 (3Gb/s) 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 2 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 2 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. Follow us online! Facebook: www.facebook.com/crucialmemory Twitter: www.twitter.com/crucialmemory YouTube™: www.youtube.com/crucialmemoryAbout Crucial Crucial is a global brand of Micron Consumer Products Group, a division of a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world. Crucial® products include award-winning solid state drives (SSD) and DRAM for more than 50,000 desktops, laptops, servers, workstations, and other systems. Crucial products are available worldwide at leading retail and e-tail stores, commercial resellers, and system integrators who can be found at www.crucialproducts.com. For more information or support, visit www.crucial.com. The Crucial logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8353About 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. ©2012 Micron Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice. Crucial and the Crucial logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.CONTACT: US Contact: Kelly Sasso Crucial +1 (208) 363-5654 crucialpr@micron.com www.crucial.com UK Contact: Joan Lunny Crucial +44 (0) 1355 586130 crucialeupr@micron.com www.crucial.com/uk