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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best SSD deals

Black Friday is finally over for another year, but now there's a new deals train in town with a non-stop service to Cyber Monday. And reader, you've just boarded it. While a couple of these savings aren't quite as good as some of the best SSD deals we saw last week, the good news is that Cyber Monday has brought a whole bunch of new…

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Best gaming SSD 2018: Top SATA and NVMe drives for your PC

Games are getting bigger and bigger these days, what with the many pixels and the updates and the patches and whatnot, so finding the best gaming SSD for your PC is absolutely vital if you don't want to go through the faff of re-installing everything all the time. As my late grandma used to say, you can never have enough storage in your trusty gaming…

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Crucial BX500 review: A great value SSD

Crucial's SSD line-up is in a bit of a funny place right now. As you may well have seen from our [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"] rankings, their mid-tier MX500 SSD is currently cheaper than their entry-level BX300 SSD in practically all size categories above 120GB, and their latest BX500 SSD on test today only muddies the waters further. You would think, given its name,…

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Best DDR4 RAM 2018: Our top memory for gaming

Picking the best RAM may not be the most exciting part of building a PC, but getting the right type, amount and speed can make a big difference to your PC's performance, particularly when it comes to gaming. To help you buy the best gaming RAM for your PC, have a read of our comprehensive guide below. We'll tell you what to look for when…

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Ballistix get TUF with new RAM for Asus motherboards

Some motherboards go in all for LEDS; others, like Asus' TUF motherboards, opt for a more rugged, industrial kind of look – which can make buying RAM for the latter a bit of a nightmare if you can't stand the idea of blinking rainbows or, heaven forbid, even the smallest dash of colour interfering with your PC's serious military vibe. Well, today I bring good…

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3D-print your own RGB light bar with Ballistix’s new DDR4 RAM

Just when you thought the pinnacle of the best DDR4 RAM madness was chucking a load of LED lights into the mix, Crucial, or rather their gaming-orientated Ballistix division, have gone one step further. Say hello to the 3D-printable Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 gaming RAM. That's right. You can 3D-print your own light bar onto each 8GB or 16GB module - and you can…

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Crucial MX500 review: Better value than Samsung’s 850 Pro SSD

The MX500 is Crucial's first SSD with flashy new 64-layer 3D NAND memory. This means that the data storage cells inside are stacked on top of one another, 64 deep. In comparison to 2D NAND, which only has a single layer of cells, 3D NAND has much higher storage density. This opens the door to potentially huge storage capacities, as well as making the NAND…

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Crucial BX300 review: Inexpensive and fast enough

If you're still running your programs and games off a hard disk, do yourself a favour and get an SSD. They're (still) not cheap, but they're the best way to make your PC feel fast and responsive. They're silent, too, and take up less room in your case. We've extolled the virtues of SSDs in our [block id="604473" title="Best gaming SSD"] list, but Crucial has sent…

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Week in Tech: SSD Update. Just Buy One

It's been many moons since our last update on solid state of play. And now the SSD game finds itself in a bit of an odd spot. It seems like we're on the cusp of a big transition, what with new PCI Express-based interfaces on the horizon. At the same time, existing SATA III drives feel like they've finally grown up, decided to give the…

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