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LiveHelpNow Challenge Winner for Jan 2016

Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016 – LiveHelpNow Challenge

Best Customer Service

Crucial earned Exceptional status in back-to-back months for our customer service experience, ranking in the top 100 of a field of more than 10,000 companies! The LiveHelpNow Challenge monthly awards are based on a metric using an intelligent formula measuring 12 areas of criteria within four categories: Customer survey results, Resolution rates, Operator effectiveness, and Proactive service. Crucial and LiveHelpNow share a common commitment to providing friendly, knowledgeable, and all-around exceptional customer service, and we’re honored to receive this recognition!


Crucial SSD Outstanding Award Editors Choice Award

January 2018 –

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD – Outstanding and Editors choice awards

“Crucial has done a great job with this drive, the 2nd generation of 3D TLC NAND and for the first time on an MX SSD” ...“Read performance is another story, here is what your drive will mostly spent its time doing, and it is here that the drive is able to shine, not only in the sequential tests but most importantly in the 4K random test on low queue depths. It’s simply an excellent drive for daily use”...“Real world usage is also another positive for the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD, the drive was able to complete all the tests that I performed very quickly, it was also able to hold its performance even when it was filled with data, but at the same time it was able to recover very quickly when it got more free space.” Read more

Globetrotters Must Have Award

January 2018 –

Crucial MX500 500GB SSD – Glob3trotters Must Have Award

"Crucial wanted to tackle the best and they did with success ! Not only did they match excellent marketing stats like 5 years warranty for TLC cells, they also doubled the endurance ratings when compared to its main rival. Then, to top everything off, their new MX500 series is cheaper by a significant amount over the EVO series. Well ladies and gentlemen – Crucial finally cracked the TLC SSD offering and have proved that endurance ratings can match the MLCs; even superseding them. Thus the MX500 SSDs, without any shadow of a doubt, are the new budget kings!" Read more

Guru of 3D Storage Sweetness Award

December 2017 –

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD – Guru of 3D Storage Sweetness Award

"The new MX500 series will be king of the budget. It does so while offering solid performance in the 400/500MB write ranges as well and comes with proper endurance levels, neither does it seem to suffer from the TLC write hole (slowing down once caches run out). Combined with a price level hovering at that 25 cents per GB marker, this might be the SSD to get in 2018." Read more

Hexus Recommended Award

December 2017 –

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD – Hexus Recommended Award

"The MX500's mainstream performance credentials and attractive price means it is a safe bet for users looking to expand their SSD storage without breaking the bank." Read more

Tech PowerUp Editor's Choice Award

December 2017 –

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD – Tech PowerUp Editor's Choice Award

"At that price, the MX500 1 TB is the greatest 1 TB SATA drive, and looks to be the SSD to get in 2018." Read more

eTexnix Innovation Award

December 2017 –

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD – eTexnix Innovation Award

"We saw an excellent performance through and through. Not only is it a step up from predecessor, the drive also tends among the top of the charts. Especially the write performance is a place where the drive shines as bright as a sun. Most TLC-based drives suffer a huge write performance impact during continuous writes, but not so with the MX500. The Dynamic Write Acceleration works better than ever and delivers a consistent performance we haven’t seen from this type of drives in the past. The MX500 is packed with features, both basic and advanced. The most impressive is probably the power-loss protection without the need for capacitors. Micron’s latest 3D NAND doesn’t just improve capacity and performance, it also adds integrated circuitry takes care of your data in the event of a sudden power loss, and more." Read more

Enos Tech Must Have Award

November 2017 –

Crucial BX300 240GB SSD – Enos Tech Must Have Award

“the BX300 is currently the fastest single SSD I have had the opportunity to test”...

“Crucial has been in the game for a while and knows how important little tweaks can be and the BX300 is proof” Read more

TechPowerUp Editor's Choice Award

November 2017 –

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD – Tech PowerUp Editor's Choice Award

“The Crucial MX300 2TB promises to solve the biggest problem SSD users are having these days: running out of their fast storage.” **“Crucial is using 3D TLC NAND, which is fabricated at their parent company Micron. Paired with the Marvell 88SS1074 controller, this makes for a winning combination that delivers good performance and large storage capacity.”

“What's also worth mentioning is the large overprovisioning and doubled DRAM cache size, which should also help with performance, especially when writing large amounts of data.” Read more

Madshrimps Value Award

October 2017 –

Crucial BX300 240GB SSD – Madshrimps Value Award

“A very interesting and capable upgrade option for people which still do rock a HDD as a boot drive.” Read more

Madshrimps Performance Award

October 2017 –

Crucial BX300 240GB SSD – Madshrimps Performance Award

“A very interesting and capable upgrade option for people which still do rock a HDD as a boot drive.” Read more

Editor rating Excellent Award

October 2017 –

Crucial BX300 480GB SSD – Editor Rating Excellent Award

"The overall performance of the Crucial BX300 was excellent. Not only did it outperform the drive that it replaces, the Crucial BX200, but it also features the new 3D MLC NAND from Micron.”“the Crucial BX300 was able to top almost all the synthetic benchmarks, but more importantly its real-world performance was simply outstanding. The Crucial BX300 is an excellent option to replace your hard drive.” Read more

Glob3trotters Best Buy Award

October 2017 –

Crucial BX300 240GB SSD – Glob3trotters Best Buy Award

"The BX300 240 GB variant performed extremely well in mixed workloads and synthetics with just the regular penalty when the cache runs out in big file transfers." Read more

Hexus Recommended Award

September 2017 –

Crucial BX300 480GB SSD – Hexus Recommended Award

"Crucial's aim with the BX300 was to create a series of SSDs that offer a combination of solid performance, attractive pricing and good potential for reliability. From our testing the BX300 480GB is able to hit those notes well ... Recommended if you are looking to step into the world of SSDs and want to go with an established name." Read more

Guru3d Recommended Award

September 2017 –

Crucial BX300 480GB SSD – Guru3d Recommended Award

"The read performance is downright excellent for a SATA3 unit, writes are very fast for normal and PC gaming usage, especially in this price range ... You'll seriously receive a lot of performance for a SSD in the value segment, combined with a good price and pretty much all variables done right, we feel all lights are green. Go for it, this is pure value versus performance." Read more

Kitguru Worth Buying Award

September 2017 –

Crucial BX300 480GB SSD – Kitguru Worth Buying Award

"Crucial's latest BX drive, aimed at the value end of the market brings very strong performance thanks to its 3D MLC NAND to the market segment at a price point that will stir up the market." Read more award

August 2017 –

Crucial BX300 480GB SSD – Band for the Buck Award

"By using a great Silicon Motion controller and Micron’s 3D MLC NAND, Crucial created a durable budget drive that performs like an enthusiast model ... Feature wise, we also get everything we want. From basics such as TRIM and SMART to advanced error correction code and garbage collection. Notebook users will also reap the benefit of the DevSleep function ... Crucial sets a new standard for budget drives with the BX300 series. Impressive performance for a low price." Read more

Vortez Premium Award

August 2017 –

Crucial BX300 SSD – Vortez Premium Award

"The BX300 often finds itself topping the read performance charts, with only the Random Read in AIDA64 providing any real challenge for the controller ... Crucial’s inclusion of the Acronis software to migrate data, along with an online tutorial to help even the most novice of PC-owner upgrade their storage drive, is a great inclusion, along with the 2.5mm spacer for greater compatibility." Read more

bit-tech Recommended Award

January 2017 –

Crucial MX300 (2.5-inch and M.2) 525GB SSD – bit-tech Recommended Award

"Performance is solid across the board, and the dynamic SLC caching system is generous and will keep speeds high for practically all workloads. ... Add to that the encryption and partial power loss features, and you've got yourself a winner. With pricing as it is at the moment.the MX300 has no major weaknesses, and is a very well rounded family of drives." Read more Recommended

December 2016 –

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD – Recommended

"So whether you write lots of small files, copy big MKV movies or do it all together, the MX300 remains a solid performer on all fronts… Crucial is doing something that most others do not and we certainly applaud that. Secondly, the sheer volume size is just downright impressive.” ... “it is probably the best upgrade you could make for your computer anno 2016." Read more Editor's Choice Award

December 2016 – Editor's Choice Award

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD – Editor's Choice/Very Good Award

"The power consumption of the drive is also very good and when you compare the IOPS that it offers and the power that it consumes, you can only have a smile in your face. ... Crucial might not have reinvented the SSD but they do offer a great drive, with very good performance, and also at a very aggressive price. The MX300 is a very impressive drive." Read more

Hardware Slave Recommended Award

December 2016 –

Crucial MX300 1TB SSD – Hardware Slave Recommended Award

"Crucial are using Micron's new 3D TLC, some of the highest density flash currently available. The MX300 still sports the current standard in encryption, AES 256-bit encryption. It also provides Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm, Dynamic Write Acceleration, Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN) and Device Sleep Support (DEVSLP) features, to name a few. ... Right now if you want the most SSD storage for the lowest price, it must be the Crucial MX300 1TB." Read more

Madshrimps Value Award

December 2016 –

Crucial MX300 525GB SSD – Madshrimps Value Award

"The product does have thermal protection and thanks to the onboard capacitors it also sports power loss protection; thanks to the controller. The MX300 also incorporates Dynamic Write Acceleration, Data Defense and RAIN technologies, AES 256-bit disk encryption but also DEVSLP power mode which saves power when installed on battery-powered devices." Read more

Tech Power Up Editor's Choice Award

November 2016 –

Crucial MX300 750GB SSD – Tech Power Up Editor's Choice Award

"The MX300 shatters the 30 cents per GB barrier easily, with only 23 cents per GB - and most competing SSDs are still slightly above 30 cents.” "Performance per dollar is also excellent, beating the MX200 or Samsung 850 EVO by a large margin." Read more

Kitguru Worth Buying Award

November 2016 –

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD – Kitguru Worth Buying Award

"It's good to see that Micron have got their 3D TLC NAND production up to a level where the MX300 is now a fully-fledged product line rather than a single isolated Special Edition drive.” “It's good to see another 3D NAND range of drives hit the market, especially one that includes a 2TB monster." Read more

OC3D Value Award

October 2016 –

Crucial MX300 1TB SSD – OC3D Value Award

"The Crucial MX300 is a family oriented car, one that offers an affordable price tag, plenty of space inside and more than enough performance to get you from A to B quickly. ... if you want solid performance, higher than average capacities and a budget friendly price point the MX300 is certainly something that you should be considering." Read more Gamers Choice Award

September 2016 –

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD – Gamers Choice Award

"The MX300 is an awesome drive the combines the best of two worlds into one drive – and it provides a massive capacity at the same time." Read more Excellent Award

September 2016 –

Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition – Excellent Award

"For the regular consumer applications it performs well, while the price is low thanks to the new 3D NAND-technology ... Aside from that it also features a lot of extras that we do not find on lower positioned SSDs, like protection against data loss in case of a power outage and support for encryption. Furthermore it does not consume a lot of energy which is an advantage for laptops." Read more Recommended

August 2016 –

Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition – Recommended

"A mainstream price for a way above average class performing SSD with excellent endurance and a three year carry-in warranty ... if your workload lines up towards PC gaming and/or regular usage on an internet PC, then we have to admit, this is looking to be a great SSD to work with. The MX300 is a nice value SSD, and comes recommended by We certainly cannot complain about the MX300, it offers good value for money with proper performance levels." Read more

Vortez Amazing Value Award

July 2016 –

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD – Vortez Amazing Value Award

"This new 2TB edition of MX300 represents good value for money and is a sensible choice for those wanting to retire large capacity mechanical drives hosting games, movies and music. This drive offers great performance, is reliable and is the ideal platform for that beloved games volume." Read more

MyCE Excellent Award

June 2016 –

Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition – MyCE Excellent Award

"The Crucial MX300 750GB limited edition SSD is an excellent drive. The all new 3D TLC NAND showed that they can deliver excellent performance with a very aggressive pricing and most importantly higher capacities. The Crucial MX300 SSD also performed excellently for power consumption, and excellent read and write performance. Now we have to wait to see what else has Crucial to offer in the future, but until that future arrives, we can enjoy the MX300 SSD." Read more

Kitguru Award

June 2016 –

Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition – Kitguru Worth Buying Award

"Good, 3D NAND and strong write performance." Read more

eteknix – Bang for Buck Award

June 2016 –

Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition – Bang for Buck Award

"A great performance and endurance, as well as a large capacity for very little money, make the Crucial MX300 a great HDD replacement." Read more


Ballistix Memory

Hardware Slave Award

October 2017 –

Ballistix Elite 3466 DDR4 – Hardware Slave Recommended Award

"It's superfast, mostly, looks amazing and at 32GB, it's probably the new standard in size for any serious enthusiast ... we are super impressed by this kit. We would recommend you think hard about a kit like this if you our an early X99 chipset motherboard, but anything else, and this is an excellent upgrade, though you will notice this less if you have 3200Mhz memory already." Read more

Pcgameware Gold Award

June 2017 –

Ballistix Elite 3466MHz 16GB Kit – Platinum Award

“It’s easy to get excited by the performance that the Ballistix Elite modules demonstrate as they are the fastest modules that we have yet seen here at pcG. They also seem to have a phenomenally low Latency of just 46.6ns.".."The Ballistix Elite modules were already good, they are well designed look good and built like a tank. With the bump up to 3466MHz they are now some of the fastest modules on the market and the price seems pretty fair too.” Read more very good award

June 2017 –

Ballistix Elite 3466MHz DDR4 RAM – Excellent Award

"You get the best that Ballistix has to offer for speed, build quality, and as expected a lifetime warranty. Also the all black look is another plus, since they will fit aesthetically in almost all systems.says. Performance was simply outstanding. In all of the RAM tests that I have run so far, the Ballistix Elite was easily giving me the best results, and by far one of the best latency results that I have seen to date." Read more

Pcgameware Gold Award

April 2017 –

Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit – Gold Award

“Installation was a breeze and the PC booted with no problems. From a pure performance point of view the Ballistix Sport LT modules performed well as you would expect with a rated speed of 2666MHz. And, as you can see from the performance data above, the modules sported the second highest (DDR4 Z170) bandwidth that we’ve seen on our Z170 test platform. Yet again Ballistix offers up a good set of RAM modules that are both good looking and low in profile.” Read more

Madshrimps Excellent Award

March 2017 –

Ballistix Tactical 32GB DDR4-3000 - Excellent Award

"Ballistix Tactical heatsinks are painted in a gunmetal gray color and have a black PCB, so they do integrate beautifully with the color scheme of many gaming setups. The Tactical series does sport a simpler solution, with low height military-style heatsinks that allow good clearance for massive CPU heatsinks." Read more Excellent Award

March 2017 –

Ballistix Tactical 16GB – Excellent Award

“The Ballistix Tactical 16GB 3000MHz CL16 offers a lot of performance for the money and therefore it receives an Excellent Choice Award.” Read more very good award

March 2017 –

Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM – Very Good Award

"I was impressed by how stable the Ballistix Sport LT 2666MHz kit was, and most importantly it worked perfectly out of the box with the XMP profile. Now this new 2666MHz kit is available in three different colours, grey, red, and white, so you can choose the one that fits the colour scheme that you have for your build. Ballistix Sport LT 4x4GB DDR4 is giving you more options, continues to have a very sexy look, delivers very good performance, and also has very good build quality, something that we have come to expect at this point." Read more Performance Award

February 2017 –

Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2666 – Recommended Award

"This kit proves it’s a great option for mainstream users wanting to load out their systems – those wanting a kit that looks the part and offers hassle-free performance.” Read more

Tech Power Up Highly Recommended Award

January 2017 –

Ballistix Elite 3200 MHz DDR4 16GB – Tech Power Up Highly Recommended Award

"A sleek, cool look, the Ballistix Elite offers just a bit more than your standard memory stick." Read more

Tech Power Up Editor's Choice Award

November 2016 –

Ballistix Tactical 3000 MHz DDR4 32GB Kit – Tech Power Up Editor's Choice Award

"The first thing about these Crucial Ballistix Tactical DIMMs that will stand out for a fair number of users is the complete absence of any lighting. Mix that with great performance and affordable pricing and Crucial has a win here that few can deny. ... If you want a great product, buy these sticks. There is absolutely no reason to hesitate. It doesn't matter if you have SkyLake or Broadwell-E; these sticks are going to work well for you." Read more Performance Award

September 2016 –

Ballistix Elite DDR4 3200 MHz – Performance Award

"No surprise that these modules from Crucial are good quality. They go with a stylish black PCB where others might go with a generic green and the heatsinks used here are nice and chunky with a textured finish. The chips themselves are of course Micron branded, part of the Crucial/Lexar/Micron group and that is one of the things that separates these modules from the rest. Experience tells us that these will be stable, long lasting and highly compatible modules." Read more excellent award

September 2016 –

Ballistix Elite 3000MHz and 3200MHz DDR4 – Excellent Award

"The Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 continues to deliver top performance, with great build quality and also a very attractive look." Read more very good award

August 2016 –

Ballistix Tactical 3000MHz DDR4 – Very Good Award

"The appearance is another strong factor for the Ballistix Tactical RAM, and the gunmetal grey with the slim form factor will match most of the systems out there, and will make it look very clean ... The overall performance of the Crucial Ballistix Tactical was excellent and trouble free." Read more Gold Award

August 2016 –

Ballistix Elite 3200MHz 16GB Kit – Gold Award

"Are some of the best looking and well-made modules yet seen from Crucial ... so if you’re planning a high end Gaming system with a modern day Graphics Card then I think you should consider these new high speed Elite modules ... Not only do they look good, they’re also built like a tank ... and then of course there’s the performance, the best we’ve yet seen!" Read more Recommended Award

August 2016 –

Ballistix Tactical DDR4 3000 – Recommended Award

"For price and performance, the Ballistix Tactical DDR4-3000 kit retails, as is always the case for Crucial, at a competitive level. Performance is good across the board with notable increases in our results when compared to lower speed memory." Read more Silver Award

July 2016 –

Ballistix Tactical 3000MHz DDR4 16GB Kit – Silver Award

"Offer great performance, good looks with a low profile ... Engineered to deliver explosive speeds and lower latencies, and the Ballistix Tactical DDR4 is a big step up from standard gaming memory and allows you to strike first, faster, and more frequently than the opposition." Read more

overclock3d award

July 2016 –

Ballistix Tactical and Elite DDR4

"Crucial gives us very little to complain about here with these new memory kits, offering a variety of capacities, speeds and with affordable pricing. These kits are certainly something to look into if you are looking for some new DDR4 memory." Read more

TechiCize Value Award

July 2016 –

Ballistix Sport LT Red 32GB - TechiCize Value Award

"The Sport LT is a very good product, and you shouldn’t overlook it. The kit is very well priced and out of the box the Ballistix Sport LT delivers solid performance. Visually the kit stands out and is available in other colours too." Read more

eteknix Editor's Choice Award

July 2016 – eteknix

Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 32GB - eteknix Editor's Choice Award

"The 32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT kit provides superb performance for the money and the new red finish is absolutely sublime. This makes it one of the best packages available today and the perfect addition to any gaming PC which supports the latest DDR4 standard." Read more

Hexus Approved

February 2016 – Hexus

Ballistix Sport LT 32GB DDR4-2400 – Hexus Approved

"Crucial is attempting to hit a solid middle ground in this thought process by offering the Ballistix Sport LT modules, available in either grey or white heatspreaders, in capacities between 4GB and 64GB. The 32GB kit uses a quartet of 8GB modules making it suitable for both X99 and Z170 platforms, and capacity is enough to sate all but the most Photoshop-crazy users." Read more


February 2016 – Bago Games

Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 – Bago Games 9/10

"The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT RAM is some of the best on the market. At a very modest price with excellent performance and stability, this is a great set to purchase for those looking to upgrade or build a new PC." Read more

PC Gameware Gold Award

January 2016 – PC Gameware

Ballistix Sport LT 2400MHz 16GB Kit – Gold award

"The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400MHz 16GB Kit may not be revolutionary, but that doesn’t prevent them from being desirable. If white’s your colour then these 2400MHz modules come highly recommended, as they’re well made, look good and perform well." Read more

Vortez Amazing Value

January 2016 – Vortez

Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 – Vortez Amazing Value

"Out of all the DDR4 being reviewed in today’s article the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT are probably the most attractive. This kit is pretty simple in its styling and yet it makes a huge impact. Crucial has given the Sports a unique white PCB which corresponds to the heat spreader too, the heatsinks are white in appearance and feature a camo design." Read more

Editors Choice Award

January 2016 – eTeknix

Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400MHz 16GB – Editors Choice Award

"The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT is the perfect choice for any system builder looking to construct a truly unique and thought-provoking setup. Additionally, the potent overclocking headroom, and strong stock results makes this particular kit superb value-for-money and a great choice for any hardware enthusiast." Read more

Hardware Heaven Recommended Award

January 2016 – Hardware Heaven

Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 – Hardware Heaven Recommended

"As far as price and performance go, the Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 kit retails at a competitive level. Performance is good across the board with no issues when compared to the competition." Read more

Hardware Slave Recommended

January 2016 – Hardware Slave

Ballistix Sport LT White DDR4 – Hardware Slave Recommended

"Crucial have just unlocked a lot of system designs with this kit, and it’s not just some white heat spreaders, the PCB is white. Finally the performance, the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT White DDR4 kit gives solid performance without any hiccups or troubles, and could manage a small overclock without causing a fuss." Read more

Very Good and Editor’s Choice Awards

January 2016 – Myce

Ballistix Sport White (2 x 8GB) – Very Good and Editor’s Choice Awards

"If you are planning on moving forward to the Z170 chipset then take a very good look at this Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM, it looks awesome, and also performs well." Read more

PcGameware Award

August 2015 – PcGameware

Ballistix Elite DDR4 – Silver Award

"Overall the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 2666MHz 16GB Kit is a good set of memory modules for your X99 or your new Z170 platform. The modules were easy to set up in the UEFI and they performed without any stability issues at all during gaming." Read more

eTeknix Award

April 2015 – eTeknix

Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 – Bang for Buck Award

"Crucial’s Ballistix Sport LT memory kit is the kit to go for if you are on a budget, great looks with rock solid performance out of the box." Read more

eTeknix Award

April 2015 – eTeknix

Ballistix Sport DDR4 – Bang for Buck Award

"Crucial’s Ballistix Sport memory kit is an excellent entry option into the DDR4 game, with a simple heatsink, low power consumption and competitive pricing." Read more

eTeknix Award

April 2015 – eTeknix

Ballistix Elite DDR4 – Editor’s Choice Award

"Crucial’s Elite DDR4 kit is an excellent kit. Despite its higher price compared to other 2666MHz kits, its stock performance is on par with 2800MHz kits, making it well worth the money for those looking to invest in DDR4." Read more

MyCE Award

April 2015 – MyCE

Ballistix Elite DDR4 – Excellent Award

"The Crucial Ballistix Elite has excellent build quality, excellent, performance and they also look great. Very few people would ask for more." Read more

MyCE Excellent Award

March 2015 – MyCE

Ballistix Sport DDR4 – Excellent Award

"This 4x4GB 2400MHz RAM is a solid performer with excellent overall performance, and is very aggressively priced." Read more