The New Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB Review
With the price of DDR2 RAM falling to rock bottom prices, it would be easy to get drawn into the price wars and just pick the cheapest kit that your favourite online shop has in stock. Today we’re taking a look at the Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB kit, aimed at those that want guaranteed performance from a brand name and a company that they can trust. Let’s see if the kit can justify its increased cost.
A few words from Micron Technology, about Lexar Media and the Crucial brand…
“A wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., Lexar Media, Inc. boasts one of the most comprehensive offerings of memory product lines in the industry. We deliver high-quality, award-winning products in every memory category: USB flash drives, all popular form factors of memory cards, DRAM computer memory for PCs and Mac systems, and solid state drives (SSD). We back our products with outstanding customer support and industry-leading warranties, and we strive to expand our offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers-customers just like you.
Our Crucial brand reflects our status as the only consumer memory upgrade supplier that’s part of a major DRAM manufacturer. We sell high-quality memory that has been qualified and approved by most major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Crucial.com website features innovative online tools and an intuitive design that makes it easy to find compatible memory and recommended upgrades. And because we carry over 35,000 upgrades for more than 250,000 systems, we’ve got options for nearly every system out there.
Lexar Media has more than 10 years experience in the memory industry. Our strong retail brands, along with our direct online and OEM presence, make Lexar Media a global player in every major customer channel, including value-added resellers, system builders, and e-commerce. And we’ve built a name synonymous with quality, innovation, and customer service.”
Not a lot there that you wont already know I don’t think. Crucial are a big name brand in a big market and their Ballistix line is generally regarded as some of the best RAM you can buy.