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Crucial launches BX200 series affordable SSDs

In recent years, the prices of SSDs have come down significantly and we are now at a point where companies can launch affordable SSDs with speeds that will dwarf a traditional hard drive. This week, Crucial unveiled its new BX200 drives, bringing solid performance at a price point that should …

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Crucial to reveal white DDR4 memory modules for overclockers

Nowadays virtually all makers of mainboards offer motherboards with various exotic colours, including white or even silver. Makers of memory modules have traditionally been more conservative and typically such products come with black heat spreaders and PCBs. However, Crucial, a division of Micron, decided to release something for modders, who …

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Kingston remains world’s No. 1 memory module supplier

The year 2014 was very favourable for producers of dynamic random access memory as well as for makers of various DRAM modules thanks to rather high prices and stable demand for personal computers and other devices. Kingston Technology remained the top producer of memory modules on the planet with nearly …

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Overclockers taking pre-orders for Corsair DDR4 RAM

Overclockers UK is now taking pre-orders for Corsair Vengeance and Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits in preparation for Intel’s upcoming X99 chipset. In addition, the store is already offering a range of Crucial Ballistix DDR4 modules. Corsair Vengeance RAM starts off  at £239.99 for a 16GB 2666 MHz kit and …

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Crucial preps SSDs powered by 16nm NAND flash memory

Crucial, a division of Micron Technology, plans to introduce the world’s first solid-state drive based on Micron’s NAND flash memory made using 16nm process technology early next month. The new SSD will reportedly be showcased at Computex Taipei 2014 trade-show. The fresh drives promise to be significantly less expensive than …

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Crucial to offer 3GHz DDR4 memory modules later this year

Sometimes in the third quarter of this year Intel Corp. plans to release its next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) platform code-named “Lituya Bay” based on the code-named “Haswell-E” central processing units that will rely on DDR4 memory to maximize bandwidth. For those, who will want to get some extra performance out …

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Crucial SSD pricing confirms Rip Off Britain continues

Many SSD manufacturers have to buy components through multiple vendors before they are able to sell the final unit to you, the customer. Companies with fewer ‘steps’ should show ‘purer’ pricing – less inclined to be impacted by a multitude of component price moves. KitGuru puts Crucial’s latest offer on …

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SSD price war in full flow with Crucial and ADATA

Just a few weeks ago, KitGuru was chatting internally and wondering what happened to all the cool SSD deals from last summer. We remembered a time when drives dropped below £70 and then headed down to settle around £60. Why were 2013’s prices so much higher? Looks like movements in …

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Crucial unloads 960GB SSD at just £449

Megatron would be proud. While mere mortals scratch around trying to make 60/120GB SSD drives last for the lifetime of their system, those armed with 240GB and above have managed to look suitably smug. Until now. KitGuru pulls out the trusty abacus to see exactly how many NAND gates have …

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Crucial M4 256GB SSD Review (C400)

When Crucial released the C300 series of Solid State Drives last year they outperformed anything else available at the time. With read speeds around 340MB/s the Sandforce drives had a serious performance disadvantage, only offering around 280MB/s. The market today is in a very different state and the new SATA …

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Could Toshiba hitting 19nm lead to 16GB PCs in 2012?

In the wake of Toshiba’s announcement, KitGuru has been speaking with industry insiders about the memory market. While the biggest impact for Toshiba will be in the tablet/handheld markets, we also consider what future improvements to DDR3 processes could do to the desktop PC. It might come as a surprise, …

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Size of UK market for SSD in 2011 revealed

Not many things will increase the performance of an existing system as much as GPU, CPU and SSD. KitGuru spends a lot of time in the Lab looking at this kind of thing, so we know what we’re talking about. While every PC has some form of CPU and GPU, …

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64GB SSD: Can you live with it?

Through all the high-end performance testing with dual SSD drives in RAID formation, and the ultra-high capacity, ultra high-speed  drives like the 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 weighing in around £590, KitGuru wanted to know how a plain and simple 64GB Crucial drive could impact every day performance. You know, quality …

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Rival’s Crucial taunt: Can its DDR3 really go ballistic?

Professional applications and benchmarks can be as sensitive to memory response times as they are to overall throughput. On that basis, what has happened to Crucial’s top performaing memory – why has it fallen behind? Now that rivals Corsair, Kingston and OCZ are all shipping DDR3 with a CAS latency of …

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Memory Buying Guide

Some people swear that memory is crucial to performance, while others think it’s the ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ of upgrades. How much memory do you need, what speed should it run at and is it worth upgrading at all? Technologies Actual memory comes in tiny chips. These chips are mounted in …

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