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Get a 1TB SSD on the cheap with this Crucial MX500 deal

You know your deals herald loves a good SSD deal, and today's offer on the 1TB Crucial MX500 might be just up your street if you're looking to expand your PC's storage banks. Now available for £92 at Amazon UK, this is the cheapest this SSD's been in almost a year according to my CamelCamelCamel price tracker, making it a good time to snap up…

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Crucial’s X8 is finally a worthy rival to Samsung’s portable SSDs

External SSDs can seem a bit of a luxury compared to the infinitely cheaper selection of external hard drives out there these days, but if you're after a small, portable drive that definitely won't break when you chuck it in a bag, then an external SSD like Crucial's X8 is well worth shelling out for. Indeed, after the fussy Samsung T7 Touch I tested last…

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Crucial’s cheap Ballistix RAM sale continues with more deals

The sale on Crucial's Ballistix RAM continues on Amazon UK today with even more great deals on their mid-range Sport LT and RGB-ified Tactical Tracer modules. Alas, yesterday's deals on Crucial's high-end Ballistix Elite sticks have all been gobbled up now, but you can still grab a 16GB (2x 8GB) 3000MHz kit for £52.99, or an 8GB (2x 4GB) 2666MHz kit for as little as…

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Loads of Crucial Ballistix RAM is on sale right now

If you've been thinking about upgrading your PC's RAM recently, then you'll be pleased to hear that there's a big old sale on Crucial's Ballistix RAM over at Amazon UK right now. Not only can you pick up their top-end Ballistix Elite RAM on the cheap (up to 45% off for the 2x 8GB 3600MHz set), but there are loads of great savings to be…

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Crucial’s new Ballistix MAX RAM lets you 3D print your own lightbar

While most of the CES excitement has centred around new graphics cards like AMD's Radeon RX 5600 XT, CPUs and strange new concept devices like Alienware's Switch-like UFO PC this year, Crucial have something a little different on their CES booth this year: a new line of next-generation high-performance RAM that lets you 3D print your own personalised lightbar.

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Crucial snatch DDR4 RAM overclocking record from G.Skill just two weeks after it was set

On September 10th, RAM maker G.Skill proudly proclaimed that not only had they just set a new world record for the fastest RAM frequency, but that they were also the first ones to go over the 6.0GHz mark (6016.8MHz, if you want the exact number, or 6016.8MT/s, if you want to be 100% correct in your terminology). Their victory has been pretty short-lived, though, as…

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Crucial’s P1 is a great value NVMe SSD, but it’s not without its faults

Super fast NVMe SSDs are still pretty pricey compared to your standard SATA drives, but thankfully there's a growing number of budget NVMe SSDs that are starting to bring those lighting fast read and write speeds to the masses. I've already tested the excellent value for money WD Blue SN500 and Adata XPG SX6000 Pro, but now I've got the Crucial P1 in for testing,…

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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 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, that the BX500 would be…

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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 list, but Crucial has sent me a potential bargain for…

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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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