Items tagged with Crucial

  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.  The result is a product that's pretty darn impressive.  We'll let Micron's Kristen Bordner... 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 modules from Kingston and OCZ. 4GB Crucial® DDR3-1333MHz (PC3-10600) unbuffered memory modules... 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 mobile processors and they continue to meet Intel’s stringent validation requirements,” said Geof Findley,... 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 Next Generation Crucial Solid-State Drive ProductsNew M225 Solid-State Drive Series Boasts Read Speeds... 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 card. What are you waiting for? Hop on over to www.crucial.com/shuttle and get registered to... 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 our testing was limited, now it is not. Ontop of this, CCU and I had a suspicion that Micron's... 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 of storage inside a device that is about the size of your thumb certainly sounds nice, so let us... Read more...
Creative Labs X-Fi @ PC Perspective | HH Perspective "If you're on the fence with the X-Fi, consider gaming as a big factor. At the moment there's no real quality improvement (see 24-bit Crystalizer and CMSS-3D) to audio or performance improvement with the X-Fi (see Game Testing). I would wait a few months to see which titles are going to support X-RAM and then decide on a purchase, otherwise your current Audigy 2 ZS will do you just fine which performs and sounds just as good as the X-Fi (minus the X-RAM)." LapCool 3 (LPC-401) @ Phoronix "Do you own a laptop? Do you have a hard time keeping it on your lap because it's too hot? Well we sometimes do. Most of our reviews here are... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm just stopping by to drop off the night's news. Before I leave, I must tell you that Quake 4 has gone gold and has a October 13th release date in the US(thanks Blue!). This game... I'm looking forward to it :D Goodnight all! Leadtek WinFast PX7800 GTX THD MyVIVO Extreme @ AMD Zone "Leadtek's WinFast PX7800 GTX THD MyVIVO Extreme is simply an amazing card all around and probably one of if not the best 7800 GTX that you can currently purchase. With the excellent cooling technology with their heatpipes and fan which are near silent as well as running cool, pre-overclocked card, VIVO, great software bundle, and amazing overclockability coupled with the best performance and image... Read more...
More news is starting to arrive concerning Microsoft's new operating system, Vista, and it's not exactly good news for most of you. The hassle that DRM is going to create will be accompanied by some pretty hefty system requirements that are currently be thrown around the web. bit-tech.net has published a brief summary of what you might need to run it. Enjoy the news, folks! Thermaltake Swing VB6000SWS Case Review @ HardwareXL "Simplicity was extravagantly designed into the Swing with modernly stylish piano-coating front panel design that reflects class and curve. Inside the chassis users will find wide range of thoughtful features from ten drive bays for maximum expandability to a 120mm... Read more...
Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 (BL2KIT6464AA1005) Memory Modules @ Xbitlabs.com: "The memory chips used in Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 memory modules are made by Micron, which is actually not at all surprising. Namely these are MT47H64M8BT-3:A chips. According to the specification, these memory chips are designed to work at 667MHz frequency with CL=5. How does Crucial manage to make these chips work at 50% higher frequency than their nominal value? The answer to this question is quite obvious: it is possible due to extremely high voltage." XFX 6800GT Review @ Gamepyre.com: "XFX has announced a new support plan for their 6800GT cards. Several companies like BFG, eVGA and now XFX have... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, we've been getting numerous e-mails concerning Podcasting. The digital audio broadcast is a popular way for bloggers to get their voice out, literally. If you interested in setting up your own audio blog, Designtechnica has produced a guide on how to start Podcasting. Enjoy! Frontier Labs NEX 3 MP3 Player Review @ CoolTechZone "From the hard drive based players to flash players, there are literally hundreds of models you can pick from to suit your needs. We are all aware of the regular group of manufacturers that usually hold a large portion of the market share, but can the smaller companies deliver? Frontier Labs, a name not familiar to the majority of us, has introduced... Read more...
Good morning folks! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, taking a break from benchmarking to dish out a healthy serving of hardware news.  Things are flowing in a bit slow today, but we suspect our compatriots may be busy testing something tasty, that you'll all be hearing about fairly soon.  For now though, lets find out what's happening around the 'net so far this morning...  Thermaltake Armor Case Review @ 3DXtreme: "The Thermaltake Armor has its faults but with a few tweaks here and there I really believe Thermaltake can deliver a Case capable of stellar performance and quality. At $160 I feel we have to be hard on this Case, Cooler Master, Lian Li and Silverstone... Read more...
 ECS KN1 Extreme Motherboard Review @ The TechZone: "In order to optimize PC performance, the KN1 Extreme includes NVIDIA nTune, enabling KN1 Extreme to operate at speeds up to FSB 2GHz. And KN1 Extreme has added a second 802.11g LAN connector to make this motherboard ideal for Internet connection sharing over a home network. KN1 Extreme supports four SATA2 ports through the NVIDIA nForce4 single chip as well as two standard SATA ports through the SiS180 controller."  ANTEC Aria Small Form Factor MicroATX Cube Case Review @ Futurelooks: "There are plenty of cube-shaped bare bone systems out on the market these days. However, most of them force you to use their board built... Read more...
Want to know another change in the way the news will be done? To help satisfy the gamers out there, every wednesday and friday, I will be posting all the interesting game related news I've found over the week. I could use some help with this though, from you guys of course :) If you have some interesting game related news, send me an E-Mail, and make the subject 'HH Game News'... I'll really appreciate it :) Crucial Ballistix Gaming Memory GIVEAWAY @ TwistedMods.com "You've got the most bangin' system on the block, with every possible component spiced up but you cheesed out on the RAM - you aren't the only one who's done it. The quality of a computer's memory is a very important factor in... Read more...
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. On our menu today, we have early benchmarks from the Radeon 850 XT-PE. I'm not 100% sure if these are legit, but they probably are. Also, we have reviews on Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2 Memory, Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Silent CPU Cooler, and a couple of other items. Oh and there's going to be a couple of changes to the way we post the news, one of them is fewer articles in each post, but more posts each day. We are also going to be posting various tech news, not just hardware reviews, so if you have something interesting, by all means use the 'Submit News' link and let us know what you've found! Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Silent CPU Cooler @ A True Review... Read more...
Good evening brothers and sisters, welcome back :)  The day is coming to a close and the HH news-bin is busting at the seams.  However, before I jump over to the news front, I want to point out that Jeff recently posted his review of S3's OmniChrome TV/Graphics Card, their competitor to ATi's All-In-Wonder and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema line of products.  Take a few minutes and check it out before you scroll down to the news... Corsair Announces 550 MHz CAS2.5 DDR Modules Fremont, CA, October 20, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced their fastest ever DDR memory module, a DDR550 module that... Read more...
Good evening friends, NJ stopping in with another dose of HH's special brand of juice.  On tap tonight we have a variety of flavours that should suit just about everyone's taste.  So, go grab a mug and pull up a stool, I am starting to server...  DDR vs. DDR2 @ Legion Hardware "After recently reviewing the Gigabyte 8GPNXP motherboard, I received a whole heap of e-mails regarding the boards dual memory support. It would seem that a lot of people are unsure about the differences between the original DDR memory and the new DDR2 memory type. Most of the questions were "Which memory type is faster?", "Can both DDR and DDR2 be used at the same time?" and of course... Read more...
Good morning gang.  Time for a little bit of computer hardware news and reviews to wake up with.  We're all cranking away on some sweet new hardware and the reviews should keep rolling out at a steady pace.  This should be one heck of a summer, so stay tuned.  For now, grab some java and enjoy the news we have on tap right now!  Chenming 602 ATX Case Review @ NewsTechInfo.com: "Chenming has been very popular with modders and among those who are looking for a simple, pre-modded case with a side panel. The company's Dragon line is a success in itself and it was not a surprise when Chenming announced their 602 model, which is a step above the Dragon series. The 602... Read more...
  The Abit SD7-533 Motherboard With Crucial DDR PC2700 Memory A SiS645 Pentium 4 board with Abit flare - DDR PC2700 Done Right With Crucial By, Dave Altavilla April 23, 2002     There certainly has been no shortage of motherboard variants on the market, that support DDR SDRAM for the Pentium 4 architecture.  Now that Intel has "the gloves off" as well, with their DDR version of the i845, it is open season for DDR SDRAM standards to ramp in speed and available chipset offerings from the likes of SiS, VIA and of course Intel themselves.  With rumblings of the DDR400 spec being nailed down by the JEDEC committees and even word of a Dual Channel DDR SDRAM chipset... Read more...
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