Press Releases

Archive For 2011
  • September 13, 2011 - Crucial To Support Next-Generation Intel® Server Platform with New Server Memory
    Crucial Load-Reduced DIMMs to Enhance System Performance with Double the DRAM Capacity, Greater Memory Bandwidth, and More DIMMS per Channel

    Key Messages:

    • Crucial® LRDIMMs will support higher memory densities than standard DDR3 RDIMMs and enable users to add more DIMMs per channel
    • New modules increase memory bandwidth by up to 35 percent
    • Memory is fully-validated and compatible with the new Intel Xeon® processor E5 family

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  • August 23, 2011 - New Crucial 8GB Memory Modules Optimize Desktop and Laptop Performance
    New DDR3-1333MHz Modules Provide High-Capacity Memory Solutions for Demanding Software Applications

    Key Messages:

    • Crucial® 8GB DDR3-1333MHz desktop and laptop memory provides increased capacity, which enhances the overall computing experience for users.
    • New modules particularly beneficial for smaller form factor systems where memory slots are limited.
    • Crucial 8GB high-density memory modules support the latest 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processors.
    • New high-capacity Crucial modules are available now through leading global channel partners, or www.crucial.com.

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  • June 21, 2011 - Crucial Further Expands Gaming Line with New Ballistix Tactical and Ballistix Elite Series
    Updated Product Lines Offer a Comprehensive Performance Memory Portfolio for a Broad Range of Users

    Key Messages:

    • New Ballistix® Tactical and Ballistix Elite Series rounds out Crucial® gaming line to offer a comprehensive portfolio of speeds, densities, and product features.
    • Full line of Crucial Ballistix memory features new logo treatment and updated heat spreader designs.
    • New Ballistix product lines offer a full range of memory from low latency DDR2-800MHz up to high-speed DDR3-2133MHz, along with 4GB densities of DDR3-1600MHz, -1866MHz, and -2000MHz modules.
    • Ballistix Tactical and Ballistix Elite lines will be available on www.crucial.com and through leading global channel partners in September 2011.

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  • May 24, 2011 - New Crucial 16GB Very Low Profile Server Modules Help Reduce Power Consumption and Cooling Costs
    New memory enables increased total memory density per server and improves overall system performance

    Key Messages:

    • Crucial® 16GB DDR3-1066MHz Very Low Profile RDIMM memory modules now available at www.crucial.com and through leading global channel partners.
    • Designed to reduce space and allow for greater airflow, VLP RDIMM memory is commonly used in blade servers and to run memory intensive applications such as server virtualization.
    • Sleek profile assists in the reduction of thermal power consumption, ultimately contributing to reduced cooling costs.

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  • May 11, 2011 - Crucial.com Research Reveals Computer Owners Experience a "Four-Year Itch"
    On average, US computer owners replace their machines every 4.5 years, citing slow speed as top dislike

    Key Messages:

    • Most survey respondents (58%) believe their computers should last "much longer" than the typical three years
    • Nearly half (47%) of respondents dislike something about their computer, with "slow speed" topping the list of dislikes (21%)
    • Three quarters (78%) of the survey respondents believe they would benefit from upgrading their computer's memory
    • More than twice as many respondents fear tinkering with the insides of their computer (35%) than handling a spider (13%)
    • Survey was commissioned by Crucial.com, a leading online computer memory upgrade destination

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  • April 26, 2011 - Crucial m4 Solid-State Drive with Higher Capacities and Faster Performance Now Available
    Next-Generation SSD Builds on the Award-Winning and Popular Crucial RealSSD C300

    Key Messages:

    • Next-generation Crucial® m4 SSD — the successor to the award-winning Crucial RealSSD™ C300 — is now available worldwide.
    • Ideal for business customers and general consumers, the Crucial m4 incorporates Micron Technology's 25nm NAND flash design and innovations.
    • Capacities range from 64GB to 512GB in a 2.5" form factor.
    • Supports SATA 6Gb/s interface, and achieves read speeds up to 415MB/second and write speeds up to 260MB/s.

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  • March 29, 2011 - Crucial Expands Gaming Line with New Ballistix Sport Memory Series
    Affordable, Entry-Level Ballistix Sport Offers Compatibility, Performance, and Style

    Key Messages:

    • Designed for mainstream users, gamers, and general PC enthusiasts.
    • Supports today's latest AMD® and Intel® platforms, including 2nd Generation Intel Core™ processor (formerly codenamed Sandy Bridge) technology.
    • Includes stylish new heat spreader design, standard timings and voltages, and offers broad system compatibility.
    • Requires little or no BIOS configuration, resulting in easy product installation.
    • Available in the most popular speeds and densities in both DDR2 and DDR3 memory.

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  • March 16, 2011 - New Crucial DDR3-1333MHZ BOM-controlled RDIMM Server Memory Now Available
    Popular server memory enables users to reduce the frequency of memory qualifications

    Key Messages:

    • Crucial DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM BOM-controlled server DRAM now available for customers who require a Bill of Material (BOM), revision control, as well as Product Change Notices (PCNs).
    • Benefits customers by offering product continuity and advanced notification of product changes, optimizing productivity.
    • New Crucial BOM-controlled server memory enables registered customers to reduce the frequency of memory qualifications that occur due to memory revisions.
    • Participating customers will receive at least 30 days advanced notification of pending module revisions.
    • 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB halogen-free, RoHS compliant modules are now available for sampling and qualification.

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  • January 06, 2011 - Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer Modules Keep Gaming Hot and Memory Cool
    First-of-its-Kind DRAM Memory Enables LED Customization and System Temperature Monitoring

    Key Messages:

    • Unique Crucial® Ballistix® Smart Tracer functionality allows for user customization of LED pattern and color via the free Ballistix MOD utility.
    • Built-in logic device to manipulate LEDs, and read voltage and usage data.
    • Integrated thermal sensor technology for temperature monitoring.
    • Compatible with the latest Intel® and AMD® chipsets.
    • Available in 2GB DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) modules, 4GB (2x2GB) dual-channel kits, and 6GB (3x2GB) three-channel kits.

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