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Crucial Adrenaline Cache Solution Comes to Boost Performance of Existing Hard Drives

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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 50 GB 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.

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  • I'll wait for benchmarks to verify the performance gain
  • The software sounds like it is windows-only. Will it retain readability in other OSs, like Linux?
  • Will the software run reliably?
  • Price? ~100€ would be reasonable if the performance gain is anywhere near a 100€ SSD.
 
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I don't trust Crucial, had a bad experience in past with their Ballistix brand of memory. I will stick with OCZ/Intel/Samsung/Corsair brands for SSD's. :rockout:
 
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I don't trust Crucial, had a bad experience in past with their Ballistix brand of memory. I will stick with OCZ/Intel/Samsung/Corsair brands for SSD's. :rockout:
Crazy how that works. And I don't trust OCZ, but Mushkin are very reliable.

Both are the fastest 120Gb of that company

I know they don't have the same amount of reviews, but you get the idea.
 
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Hoping this comes at a reasonable price, my M4 has been amazing ever since I purchased it even though I was wary on the reliability of SSDs. Also agree with Delta, I don't trust OCZ SSDs either due to many complaints from friends.
 
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Crazy how that works. And I don't trust OCZ, but Mushkin are very reliable.

Both are the fastest 120Gb of that company

I know they don't have the same amount of reviews, but you get the idea.
Point noted, I know the distributor of OCZ in India well and atleast for me the after sales support was very prompt. For Crucial in case of RMA I have to ship faulty products back to US and thats a big headache. Also Crucial tech support aint as prompt as some others. I am definitely going to try Mushkin as I have heard some great reviews.
 
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Nice name for its purpose
Testosterone is next
Just hope, for you hard drive's sake, they don't release an Estrogen or Progesterone model (or the combo)...because performance will vary violently over time and you will be forced to install them in a nice chassis, fixed with premium rubber gourmets, with fine decorated SATA cables in order to have good scores in benchmarks... :p
 

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This will do just fine if it is similar to SRT without the minor headache of setting it up and the fact that it should work on any board and its priced decently.
 
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surely this is just a bigger version of software like supercache or fancycache?

why buy an ssd when you can get ram alot cheaper for a similar much faster speed up, faster, near zero access times and write speed boost not just read speeds?
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PS. Who needs a cache for "faster access to movies, music and photos"? :rofl: :banghead:
 
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surely this is just a bigger version of software like supercache or fancycache?

why buy an ssd when you can get ram alot cheaper for a similar speed up?
because SSD will retain the cache after a reboot. RAM won't.

besides, if you are talking about RAM caching, Windows Superfetch works well enough. No need to pay for a 3rd party software IMHO.