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Crucial MX100 SSDs Expected to Pack Micron 16 nm Flash
May 22, 2014 - in News
It looks like Crucial is working on a new series of SSDs that will utilize 16 nm flash memory.
The Crucial M550 SSD Review: Striking Back With More Performance
Mar 18, 2014 - in Reviews
Crucial's M500 brought mainstream performance, enhanced features, and rock-bottom pricing together in one of the most-recommended SSDs of 2013. Following up, Crucial has a refined version called the M550, juiced-up for performance-hungry enthusiasts.
Watch How Crucial Ballistix DRAM is Made
Feb 19, 2014 - in News
A peek inside the factory where Crucial's Ballistix DRAM is made.
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q4 2013 BestConfigs
Dec 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the Q4 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
Haswell And Richland Memory Scaling: Picking A 16 GB DDR3 Kit
Sep 15, 2013 - in Reviews
Graphics workloads love fast memory. But how much difference can a desktop-oriented kit have on gaming performance with Intel's HD Graphics 4600 or AMD's Radeon HD 8670D? We test six 16 GB kits, two all the way up to DDR3-2400 to find out.
SSD Deathmatch: Crucial's M500 Vs. Samsung's 840 EVO
Aug 6, 2013 - in Reviews
Micron's consumer products division, Crucial, wasn't the first brand to introduce a 1 TB SSD. But it was the first to sell one for less than a fortune, and it sports some snazzy new features to boot. We got our hands on the entire line-up to test.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: System Value Compared
Jun 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Our top three builders struggled to fit big performance into three tiny ITX-based platforms at three budget levels. Will the more expensive machines once again justify their higher prices through dramatically-improved performance? Read on for more.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: $2500 Performance PC
Jun 23, 2013 - in Reviews
Can a bigger budget help this quarter's tiny PC beat my previous performance monster? Is it any more attractive than some of the mini-ITX-based platforms from the boutique builders? I'll answer that first question for you, and you answer the second.
Crucial Launches Ballistix Sport and Sport XT Memory
Jun 5, 2013 - in News
Crucial has introduced two new products into its lineup of Ballistix memory: the Sport SODIMM for laptops, mini-ITX systems and AIOs, and the Sport XT for desktops.
Six Low-Voltage Dual-Channel 8 GB Memory Kits, Overclocked
May 12, 2013 - in Reviews
We've abided by Intel's 1.55 V recommendation for two architectures and two die shrinks, yet most performance memory manufacturers ignore it. Recent problems with one of our builds raised the question, how far can we push RAM without killing CPUs?
EK Renames Its 'Dominator' to 'Monarch'
Apr 28, 2013 - in News
To comply with Crucial’s IP rights over the “Dominator” name, EK-RAM has renamed its RAM products to “EK-RAM Monarch.”
Crucial Reveals UK Pricing for M500 Series SSDs
Apr 11, 2013 - in News
Crucial has detailed UK pricing for its M500 series of SSDs.
Crucial Rolls Out New M500 Series SSDs
Apr 10, 2013 - in News
Crucial has released a new lineup of SSDs, the M500.
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q1 2013 BestConfigs
Mar 10, 2013 - in Reviews
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $1,600 Alternative PC
Mar 6, 2013 - in Reviews
Informed buyers are always looking for more information, and we were fortunate enough to plan for some of those requests. Today’s build adds quietness, storage capacity, and extra gaming finesse to the parts found in our “high-end-on-a budget” PC.
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: System Value Compared
Feb 28, 2013 - in Reviews
We've long claimed that the sweet spot for value was somewhere around $800. So, we narrowed this quarter's System Builder Marathon from $600 to $1,000. Which one of our three configurations gives us the most performance for our budget?
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $1,000 Performance PC
Feb 27, 2013 - in Reviews
With his budget cut in half, Thomas is trying to take the value crown by building the highest-end PC in this quarter's System Builder Marathon for $1,000. Can he out-do the value of Paul's $600 config or Don's $800 effort using solid-state storage?
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $800 Enthusiast PC
Feb 26, 2013 - in Reviews
Last quarter, Don had $1,000 to spend on a mid-range enthusiast-oriented PC. This time around, we challenged him to build something better with $800. Is that even possible? Our System Builder Marathon continues, as we benchmark three hand-picked setups.
Build Your Own: The Customizable, Illuminated Dream Machine
Jan 31, 2013 - in Reviews
We set out to build a PC with completely customizable LED lighting. And when we say the PC, we mean the whole thing. The mouse, keyboard, gamepad, enclosure, memory, fan controller, and even power supply are loaded with configurable color controls.
Round-Up: 10 mSATA SSDs From Adata, Crucial, Mushkin, And OCZ
Jan 6, 2013 - in Reviews
The first mSATA-based SSDs we reviewed wowed us with diminutive dimensions, but not as much with performance. Today's best efforts are a lot more like their desktop equivalents, though. We round up 10 models between 64 and 256 GB and nail down a winner.
Take That, iMac?: Build Your Own All-In-One PC
Sep 19, 2012 - in Picture Story
We've long envied the good looks of highly-integrated iMacs, even as we derided their lack of hardware flexibility and nasty price premiums. Well, now it's possible to build your own all-in-one using components of your choosing. Ready to save some money?
Crucial Study Finds that Computers Cause Stress
Sep 9, 2012 - in News
A survey by Crucial revealed that most of us are unhappy with our computers, and consider them as source of stress.
Crucial Announces its v4 SSD for Budget Conscious Users
Aug 5, 2012 - in News
With the vast majority of systems still running a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface, Crucial has released its new v4 SSDs to deliver substantial yet affordable performance gains to SATA 3.0 Gb/s systems.
Best SSDs For The Money: July 2012
Jul 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Although we saw some small price adjustments over the last month, that's not the biggest news. A past recommendation, Samsung's 830, was based on a promotional bundle that some readers reported not getting. We took the issue to Samsung for resolution.
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Jul 21, 2012 - in News
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Jul 17, 2012 - in News
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Jul 16, 2012 - in News
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Best SSDs For The Money: June 2012
Jun 27, 2012 - in Reviews
We saw a number of price drops over the last month. Case in point: Crucial's 512 GB m4 now sits under $400. We have plenty of other recommendations, including a special bundle for gamers. If you've held off on an SSD upgrade, this month's deals look good.
SSD Prices Continue to Trend Downward
Jun 25, 2012 - in News
As hard drive prices remain high since the Thailand floods of 2011, the SSD prices have taken a different trend, a much appreciated downward trend in prices.
Deals June 13: 15% off iTunes Gift Cards
Jun 13, 2012 - in News
Here's your daily dose of deals to make your Wednesday afternoon go by a little bit faster.