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Silver PriceGrabber
Excellent Customer Service Award

Shopzilla Circle of Excellence Award Crucial.com has been awarded a Silver PriceGrabber Excellent Customer Service Award for Q3 2012 - this award is earned only by retailers who have exceeded 3,000 user reviews while maintaining a minimum 4.4 star rating.This is indicative of a higher level of customer service and attentiveness to customer needs.

 


2013 — Shopzilla®
Circle of Excellence Award

Shopzilla Circle of Excellence Award The Circle of Excellence recognises those online retailers within the Shopzilla Research network who have demonstrated outstanding performance, as rated by their customers, throughout a one year period. In 2012, over 2,000 online merchants in the UK were considered for an award. Winners consistently obtained feedback from their customers throughout the award year period and received the highest ratings. The ratings are from the direct feedback, collected at the point-of-sale and after delivery of goods, from customers concerning seven key satisfaction metrics:

1. Overall satisfaction at the point-of-sale
2. Product selection at the point-of-sale
3. Ease of finding products on the website
4. Intent to buy from the same retailer again, collected after the order is received
5. Product met expectations, collected after the order is received
6. On-time delivery of the order
7. Customer support assistance

 


2009 — BizRate®
Circle of Excellence Platinum Awards

BizRate Circle of Excellence Award The Circle of Excellence recognises those online retailers within the BizRate Research network who have demonstrated outstanding performance, as rated by their customers, throughout a one year period. In 2009, over 2,000 online merchants in the UK were considered for an award. Winners consistently obtained feedback from their customers throughout the award year period and received the highest ratings. The ratings are from the direct feedback, collected at the point-of-sale and after delivery of goods, from customers concerning seven key satisfaction metrics:

  1. Overall Satisfaction at the point-of-sale
  2. Product Selection at the point-of-sale
  3. Ease of Finding Products on the website
  4. Intent to buy from the same retailer again, collected after the order is received
  5. Product Met Expectations, collected after the order is received
  6. On-time Delivery of the order
  7. Customer Support assistance

 


Crucial Solid State Drives

July 2013 — HEXUS.net
M500 HEXUS.net award Crucial M500 SSD
HEXUS Recommended Award
"The M500 is another intriguing development in SSD evolution. With most drives hitting the performance wall in terms of what's possible via a SATA 6Gbps interface, Crucial has stepped back and served up a well-rounded package that delivers more than just pure sequential throughput." Full review

 


May 2013 — PC Advisor
PC Advisor Recommended Award Crucial M500 SSD
PC Advisor Recommended Award and Overall 4.5/5 Stars
"Crucial has returned to the hit list of must-have SSDs with its M500. Not because it's the fastest but because it has great multi-platform PC support, a good balance on large and small file transfer speeds, and an attractive price without relying on slow performance three-layer cell (TLC) flash technology. And if its terabyte-class flash SATA storage you're looking for, it's currently the only player." -- PC Advisor, 21st May 2013

 


May 2013 — CDRinfo.com
CDRinfo award Crucial M500 SSD
Best Buy Award
"The Crucial M500 SSD is a major step forward for Crucial and Micron, as the new SSD is much faster than the previous Crucial m4 SSD. The Crucial M500 480GB left us with the impression of a solid SSD designed for everyone, packed with performance and enterprise features and available at a competitive price." Full review

 


May 2013 — Myce.com
Myce Editors Choice Award Crucial M500 SSD
Editor's Choice Award, ‘Very Good' Editor Rating
"Why try to re invent the wheel when you have the tools and the knowledge to improve it? That's what Crucial did, and they did very well. The M500 SSD is a clear step forward in all directions. It has excellent performance and cutting edge technology in both hardware and firmware and most importantly it comes at a price that you simply can't ignore. There isn't much more to ask from an SSD." Full review

 


April 2013 — Hardwareheaven.com
Hardware Heaven Value Award Crucial M500 SSD
Hardware Heaven Value Award and Overall 10/10 Score
"One of the things we always like to see on a SSD is a good solid casing and Crucial don't disappoint here. We appreciate that a drive tucked away in a system isn't likely to get damaged but the metal gives a feel of quality and shows that the manufacturer isn't trying to cut every cost they can. We also like that Crucial have gone with a casing that is suitable for both 7mm and 9.5mm drive locations which makes it an ideal upgrade for mobile systems as well as desktops." Full review

 


February 2013 — Computer Shopper
Best Buy Award Crucial Adrenaline
Best Buy Award
"This clever SSD cache works alongside your existing hard disk, so you get the speed boost of an SSD with the full capacity of a mechanical hard disk. It's a brilliant upgrade for any PC." -- February Issue 2013, p.71

 


September 2012 — Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews 4 star award 256GB Crucial v4 SSD
4 Stars
"Crucial's V4 is a compelling piece of kit ... If you can’t afford a motherboard upgrade and all the costs and hassle that entails, but you still want to experience solid-state speed, this is a fine option." Full review

 


June 2012 — Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews budget award Crucial m4 SSD
Budget Buy Award
"A middling performer that’s made into a tempting buy thanks to an extremely low price and good value throughout." Full review

 


June 2012 — XSReviews
XSReviews award Crucial Adrenaline SSC
9/10 Scoring
"There are a couple of these SSD cache systems on the market now and the Crucial is one of the cheapest and easy to setup systems. Crucial are also one of the most reliable drive makers around which is a real bonus." Full review

 


June 2012 — Computer Shopper
Computer Shopper award Crucial Adrenaline SSC
Best Buy Award
"Fast and easy to set up, it’s a relatively cheap route to an SSD-style performance boost." -- June Issue 2012, p.22

 


May 2012 — Custom PC
Custom PC Crucial review Premium Grade Award Crucial m4 SSDs
Custom PC Approved Award/Custom PC Premium Grade Award
"We’ve been fans of the Crucial m4 range for a long time, and this test has again proved them to be fast, well-rounded and great value drives." -- 512GB and 128GB m4s win Custom PC Approved Awards and the 256GB Crucial m4 wins the Custom PC Premium Grade Award. Custom PC (May Issue) 2012

 


May 2012 — MyCE.com
MyCE.com Choice award MyCE.com Excellent award Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache
Editor's Choice/Editor Rating Excellent Awards
"Finishing the review of the Crucial Adrenaline cache drive I can say that this drive has performed excellently. "The Crucial Adrenaline drive is working in the background and after a few starts it will cache your most frequently used data and give you a true SSD performance without any compromise". I therefore give this drive the "Excellent" and "Editor choice" awards." Full review

 


April 2012 — Hardware Heaven
Hardwareheaven Recommended Award Crucial Adrenaline SSC
Recommended Award
"One of the manufacturers which have impressed us most in recent times with their SSDs is Crucial…. The Adrenaline isn't the first time we have seen a Marvell based SSD from Crucial, or in fact Dataplex software. We saw versions of both when they were just hitting the market and back then we were impressed by the performance and features offered by both. This hasn't changed with this product which combines the two. ... A quick and simple way to boost the performance of a new or existing build." Full review

 


April 2012 — HEXUS.net
HEXUS Recommended Award Crucial Adrenaline SSC
HEXUS Recommended Award
"... you never quite know how well the cache will respond, but in our time with the Crucial Adrenaline, we've been suitably impressed ...

Bottom line: We can't think of a good reason for a hard-disk-based Windows 7 PC not to have a solid-state cache. Its whole purpose is to provide a seamless upgrade without upsetting the hard-disk applecart, and it succeeds." Full review

 


March 2012 — rbmods
rbmods Recommended Award Crucial 128GB m4 SSD
Recommended Award
"If you want the fastest, go with the Crucial drive, since it has performed the best without any issues. The Crucial M4 gets our recommendations!" Full review

 


March 2012 — Micro Mart
Micro Mart award Crucial Adrenaline SSC
8/10 Scoring
"The SSD that delivers some real performance benefits to your hard drive." -- Micro Mart (Issue 1202), p. 53

 


January 2012 — Micro Mart
Micro Mart Ed Choice Award Crucial m4 SSD
Editor’s Choice Award
"Crucial's m4 offers a brilliant mix of performance and value. The new firmware greatly improves the product's performance and allows it to take on and beat even the quickest SandForce drives in real world benchmarks. The differences between the top four drives in this test are extremely slight, but there's no escaping the cost per gigabyte advantage that this drive offers. Crucial has done just enough to come away with top honours." -- Issue 1190, January 2012

Ballistix

Oct 2013 — eTeknix
eTeknix Bang for Buck Award Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB kit
Bang for Buck Award
"If you’re a gamer on a tight budget but want a high capacity memory kit operating at a high frequency then the new Crucial Ballistix Sport XT kits are ideal. Backed by Crucial’s high quality Micron components and a limited lifetime warranty these kits are excellent value for money." Full review

 


Sept 2013 — HardwareHeaven
HardwareHeaven Recommended Award Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMM
HardwareHeaven Recommended Award
"Crucial have created a really nice looking set of modules with their Ballistix Sport kits, it’s good to see a few options to suit various systems when it comes to specifications, with 1600MHz modules available for systems that don’t support 1866MHz sticks. As an added benefit these are also low voltage, cool running modules with a drop of 3x generic modules and any drop in temperature and power use is always appreciated in a laptop." Full review

 


July 2013 — TechPowerUp
TechPowerUp award Crucial Ballistix Sport XT
TechPowerUp Highly Recommended Award
"It's a great kit to have around for testing a system, has enough capacity to meet the needs of nearly any user, and is priced well too. The large heatsink means it'll work in some of the toughest thermal environments." Full review

 


January 2013 — Hardwareheaven.com
Recommended Award Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP
Recommended Award and Overall 9/10 Score
"In terms of value the VLP sticks are priced competitively and we get Crucial’s usual lifetime warranty... so it’s good news all round really…..A nice alternative to some larger modules and a perfect purchase for those concerned by module height, available space or even energy use."

 


April 2012 — Micro Mart
Micro Mart award Crucial Ballistix Elite PC3-14900 8GB Kit
8/10 Scoring
"Crucial maintains its reputation for high-quality memory." -- Issue 1204, April 2012, p.87

 


February 2012 — Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews Best Buy Award Crucial BL2KIT25664BA160A
Best Buy Award
"Great performance and low price makes this 4GB memory kit a Best Buy." Full review

 


January 2012 — PCGamesware.co.uk
PCGamesware Silver Award Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer (8GB)
Silver Award
"But really the main reason for looking at the Tactical Tracers for most of us will be the addition of the LED lighting. Here Crucial has got the competition licked, mainly because to my knowledge there is no competition! I suppose I have to admit to being a fan of the LED, but if you’re not then this RAM is probably not for you. If you are, on the other hand, then it really doesn’t get much better than this ... " Full review

 


July 2011 — HardwareHeaven.com
Hardwareheaven Recommended Award Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-16000 - BL2CP51264FN2001CEU
Hardwareheaven Recommended Award
"Crucial have a set of sticks which have high performance, especially in gaming, and at the same time run very cool." Full review

 


May 2011, Issue 094 p.72 — Custom PC
CUSTOM PC - Custom Kit Award Crucial Ballistix Tracer - DDR3
CUSTOM PC — Custom Kit Award
"Crucial Ballistix Tracer range of DDR3 memory with LEDs built into each module's heatspreader is a great, if far from subtle, way of adding lighting to your PC....It's a great utility and the LEDs are a fine alternative to lighting your case with cadholes.

 


January 2011 — 3dprofessor.org
Editor's Choice Award Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-17000 (2133MHz)
Editor's Choice Award
"However, one must take into due consideration the helping hand within the systems I/O from Crucial's supply of its superfast C300 SSD and the almighty new Crucial Ballistix, DDR3 PC3-17000. We took the system to the maximum at stock and ran it without falter for 10 days flat out. Therefore to conclude this sector; kudos and a hands down winner for all supplying manufacturers concerned." Full review

 


January 2011 — eTeknix
eTeknix Gold Award Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 1600MHz DDR3 4GB Kit
Gold Award
"Crucial have done it again by releasing a product that ticks almost every box. This memory gives something unique to the design by offering up the patented Ballistix heatspreaders and Tracer LED features, but this time with an improvement as the functionality has been extended to give more flexibility to the user with the ability to change certain aspects of the Tracer features including colour, patterns and so forth. Performance wise saw a massive hike in speed with very little effort, whilst users wanting even more can always increase other aspects to get the very best results, and we believe that 2000MHz could be seen from these modules under the right conditions, with the right timings and suitable voltage". Full review

Accessories

February 2012 — rigmods
rigmods award Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan Review
Editor’s Choice Award
"If you own a Crucial Ballistix ram kit and want the perfect combo then this is for you, I’m happy to recommend it all day long... Now I can’t speak for the quality of some ram coolers on the market but I do own a Corsair Dominator cooler and have used it for two years. This cooler does a better job in cooling, noise and aesthetics. The plating is shiny; the fans are quiet, all in all a job well done!" Full review

 


January 2011 — 3dprofessor.org
Editor's Choice Award Ballistix Active Cooling Fan
Editor's Choice Award
"Our results show an average of 8-10C drop in temparature with the Ballistix Cooler in place which is an impressive performance. Therefore as a final point of note when spending huge sums of monies on such expensive DIMMS - possibly even a new system build for an extra £20.00; you can for that minor outlay increase the longevity of your precious memory modules and good system stability. The figures speak clearly for themselves." Full review