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According to a recent study commissioned by Crucial.com, consumers frequently replace their personal computers after four and a half years of use. Although replacing a PC as often as three years may be common, 58% of survey respondents thought their computer should last much longer than three years. Despite wanting to use their PCs for longer, computer users often find themselves unhappy with their current machine. In fact, 47% of respondents said they disliked something about their computer. Slow speed was among the top complaints users had against their computers. With this study, Crucial hopes... Read more...
Earlier today, before the onslaught of consumer tech goodness that is CES 2011, our man Mat Miranda had a chance to catch up with Micron representatives at the Storage Vision 2011 conference that is taking place before the big show opens in sunny Las Vegas.  Micron it appears is readying their next generation of SSDs to follow-up their very successful RealSSD C300 line-up.  The new top-end model in the family will be named, you guessed it, C400 and in the event you were feeling really clairvoyant, you might also guess that Micron is rolling out SSDs that are bigger and faster versus the... Read more...
SSDs account for just a fraction of the storage market in terms of units shipped, but high consumer interest and significant profit margins have brought manufacturers in droves. GSkill isn't exactly a newcomer to the field, but the sheer number of companies in the dogpile make it more difficult for any single manufacturer to win a definitive lead against the others, at least in terms of technology alone. Today we're reviewing GSkill's 60GB Phoenix Pro. This relatively diminutive drive is meant to offer enthusiasts an attractive balance between price and performance, but the Phoenix Pro is fighting... Read more...
SSDs account for just a fraction of the storage market in terms of units shipped, but high consumer interest and significant profit margins have brought manufacturers in droves. GSkill isn't exactly a newcomer to the field, but the sheer number of companies in the dogpile make it more difficult for any single manufacturer to win a definitive lead against the others, at least in terms of technology alone. Today we're reviewing GSkill's 60GB Phoenix Pro. This relatively diminutive drive is meant to offer enthusiasts an attractive balance between price and performance, but the Phoenix Pro is... Read more...
Initially, only a couple of companies laid the foundation for storage processors when solid state drives first arrived, now we have a broad range of options to choose from. Intel, Samsung, JMicron, Indilinx, and Sandforce, all make SSD controllers, just to name a few. Today we're going to show you yet another new SSD based on a new controller from a long-time player in PC storage, Marvell. The Marvell 88SS9174-BJP2 controller at the heart of the Micron RealSSD C300 we're going to show you today, affords the drive a feature not yet offered on any competing product--SATA III support. This controller,... Read more...
Looking at current solid state drive market, it's easy to draw some parallels with the early days of 3D on the PC. When 3D graphics cards first hit the scene (before the term GPU was coined), there were only a few major players, i.e. 3dfx, Tseng Labs, S3, etc. As the technology was more accepted by consumers, however, numerous other manufactures, like NVIDIA, ATI, 3DLabs, Matrox, Rendition, Number 9 and many others, wanted a piece of the pie as well and they all entered the fray with 3D processors of their own. Over time, the dust settled, the cream rose to the top, and we were left with only a... Read more...
Today we stopped by Storage Vision 2010 and spoke with Crucial / Micron about their upcoming products. They had an impressive SSD on display with jaw dropping performance numbers. The Micron and or Crucial RealSSD C300 with be sold under both brand names and is based on Micron NAND Flash technology along with a proprietary controller that was co-developed with Marvell. Here's the scoop...CES Showcase: Crucial and Seagate Demo New SSDs... Read more...
  Today we stopped by Storage Vision 2010 and spoke with Crucial / Micron about their upcoming products. They had an impressive SSD on display with jaw dropping performance numbers. Here's the scoop.    Crucial RealSSD C300The Micron  and or Crucial  RealSSD C300 with be sold under both brand names and is based on Micron NAND Flash technology along with a proprietary controller that was co-developed with Marvell.  It's a 6G SATA controller so Marvell provided the interface expertise while Crucial handled the firmware and Flash algorithm side of the equation. ... Read more...
Need some more DDR3 RAM for your forthcoming rig? Who doesn't need more RAM, right? If you're on the hunt, Crucial has a new 4GB DDR3-1333MHz DIMM it would like you to take a look at, which are designed to enable 16GB setups within systems with 4 DIMM slots and to performance exceptionally well within 64-bit environments. The unbuffered PC3-10600 modules are available now, and they're engineered to work with the latest chips from Intel and AMD including the Core i7, Core i5 and AMD AM3 CPUs. There's no mention of a price, but we've found Crucial memory to be priced reasonably compared to high-end... Read more...
What a quick new mobile processor without quick new memory to ship alongside of it? Not much, let us tell you. That's why Crucial is following Intel's breaking introduction of the mobile quad-core Core i7 CPU with new DDR-1333MHz SODIMM modules. All of the new sticks have been Intel certified and validated to work with the very latest CPUs. Best of all, 1GB and 2GB PC3-10600 SODIMM modules are now available, and if you've taken a look at the most recent notebook introductions, you probably already knew that. “Intel has worked closely with Crucial to qualify their memory modules with our latest... Read more...
Lexar Media introduced its highest capacity, fastest Solid-State Drives (SSDs) to date. The new Crucial M225 SSDs use a SATA 2.0 (3Gb/second) interface) and feature MLC NAND flash memory in a 2.5-inch drive enclosure. These drives are quieter, run cooler, and are more durable than traditional hard drives. You’ll find the M225 SSDs in capacities of 64GB ($169.99), 128GB ($329.99), and 256GB ($599.99). The 256GB Crucial M225 SSD boasts of a 250MB/second read speed and a 200MB/second write speed. Additional details about these new drives can be found in the press release below. Lexar Media Announces... Read more...
Tired of hearing your readers complain about their under-performing rigs? Throw them a bone and pass along this opportunity to win a smokin' new XPC barebones rig plus a whopping 2GB of RAM and a graphics card in the Crucial "Bad to the Bones" sweepstakes. Details: Crucial Technology and Shuttle teamed up to get three lucky winners well on their way to one b-b-b-b-BAD system. Just correctly answer one Crucial-Shuttle trivia question and you'll be entered to win a desktop with real backbone—a Shuttle XPC SD11G5 Desktop Barebones system, 2GB of Crucial RAM, and a Crucial Radeon(R) X1600XT graphics... Read more...
Quality RAM is a must, especially if you are one to push hardware to its performance limits.  What's nice about today's market is you really don't have to break the bank to get a set of good RAM for your rig.  Case in point, the Crucial Ballistix PC3200 2x512MB set is an affordable set of DDR memory that yields some impressive performance results.  Check out EclipseOC.com's full report here to see if these modules would serve your needs for around $120. "We have decided to revisit the Ballistix sticks for various reasons. Previously... Read more...
Today DriverHeaven reports on Crucial's Gizmo! USB flash drive. The 68mm by 20 mm drive comes in sizes from 128MB to 2GB, which is what DriverHeaven is reporting on. It's not the fastest drive, but still able to transfer a 500mb file in just over 49 seconds."Their flash disk drive product line-up is dubbed 'Gizmo!' and they already are counting their 3rd revision. The 3rd revision is even faster and much smaller than the initial revision, plus features much higher capacities of course, as you can guess. Crucial was nice enough to send us a Gizmo! 2GB drive, the largest currently offered. 2GB worth... Read more...
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