On Friday Crucial announced the 7mm version of the award-winning Crucial m4 SSD and the Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution.
This new m4 SSD meets the needs for slimmer storage devices while delivering the same stellar performance as the standard 9.5mm Crucial m4 SSD. It is available in capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Note that the 512GB version is one of the highest-capacity storage drives – magnetic or solid state – available on the market for laptops with a 7mm tall drive bay.
The Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution, which combines a cost-effective, high-performance SSD with an existing hard drive to enable the best of both worlds: SSD-like performance with the high storage capacity of a hard drive. The new product comprises a 50GB Crucial® m4 SSD, a 3.5" adapter bracket, and caching software. It’s simple, two-step installation is as easy as connecting the SSD to the motherboard with a standard SATA cable followed by installation of the software.
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New Ultra-Slim Crucial m4 SSD Delivers High Performance for Today’s Thin and Light Laptop Computers
Ultra-thin 7mm SSD Delivers Exceptional Performance without Sacrificing Capacity or Quality
Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, January 06, 2012 - Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced a 7mm version of the award-winning Crucial m4 SSD to meet the need for thinner storage devices. With the same performance delivered by the standard 9.5mm Crucial m4 SSD, the new ultra-slim 7mm version supports the latest thin and light form factor laptop models, such as the Lenovo® ThinkPad® T420G, Acer® Aspire® 6920G, and new Intel®-inspired Ultrabook™ devices. The 7mm Crucial m4 SSD is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities. The 512GB capacity offering is one of the highest-capacity storage drives – magnetic or solid state – available in the market today for laptops with a 7mm tall drive bay.
The new, thinner version of the Crucial m4 SSD improves boot-up and application load times to enhance computing efficiency. Ideal for client computing, 7mm Crucial m4 SSDs also provide benefits for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and industrial applications, such as low power consumption, lightweight construction, and resistance to shock and vibration. The 7mm Crucial m4 SSD leverages the industry-leading memory, design, and manufacturing capability of Micron Technology, and is built to the exacting standards demanded by leading OEM computer manufacturers worldwide.
"The demand for thinner, lighter, and lower-cost laptops continues to grow, and many users are demanding reliable storage solutions that offer high performance in these increasingly smaller form factors," said Robert Wheadon, worldwide senior product manager, Crucial. "The 7mm Crucial m4 SSD provides exceptional performance in a super-thin form factor, is extensively tested in-house, and is the newest offering in our award-winning SSD portfolio."
The new 7mm Crucial m4 SSD includes a three-year limited warranty, and is currently offered on www.crucial.com at US$118.99 for 64GB; US$209.99 for 128GB; US$410.99 for 256GB; and US$794.99 for the 512GB solution. The 7mm Crucial m4 SSDs are available now, along with standard 9.5mm Crucial m4 SSDs, at CDW, Insight, Zones, PC Connection, Ingram, D&H, and direct on www.crucial.com.
Crucial Adrenaline Cache Solution Boosts Performance of Existing Hard Drives to Enhance Overall PC Performance
New Solid State Cache Solution Combines Cost-Effective, High-Performance SSD with an Existing High-Capacity Hard Drive for Dramatic PC Performance Gains
Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, January 05, 2012 — Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution for enhanced PC performance. Comprising a 50GB Crucial m4 SSD, a 3.5" adapter bracket, and software, Crucial Adrenaline intelligently places, or "caches," the most frequently needed files on the SSD and keeps less frequently used files on the hard drive. The combination of a cost-effective, high-performance SSD with an existing hard drive provides users with the best of both worlds: SSD-like performance with the high capacity offered by a traditional hard drive, all at an affordable cost.
"Many PC users are reluctant to give up their high-capacity hard drives for the performance of a solid state drive," said Robert Wheadon, worldwide senior product manager, Crucial. "Crucial Adrenaline offers these consumers an affordable bridge between hard drives and solid state drives, so they won't be forced to choose capacity over performance, or vice versa."
Upgrading a system with Crucial Adrenaline is a simple process. Customers need only connect the SSD to the motherboard with a standard SATA cable, start the computer, and then install the caching software. Once installed, the software combines the customer's existing hard drive and the solid state cache into a single storage system. The caching software is fully automated, runs in the background, and requires no user management.
"Consumers are storing lots of digital movies, photos, and music on their home PCs, and as the amount of content grows, they want better PC performance for faster access to that content, similar to what SSDs provide," added Wheadon. "Crucial Adrenaline uses solid state technology as a cache for an existing hard drive to accomplish this goal, and delivers a compelling and affordable upgrade solution."
The Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution leverages the industry-leading memory, design, and manufacturing capability of Micron Technology. Backed by a limited three-year warranty, the Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2012 through select global channel partners and online at www.crucial.com.