Crucial Announces 'Adrenaline' Cache SSD

Written by John Ponio    Thursday, 05 January 2012 18:44


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If you've been interested in products like OCZ's Synapse, which combines an SSD with an HDD via software for increased performance, but were waiting to see what other companies have to offer, you'll be happy to know that Crucial is launching their own similar product. Dubbed the "Adrenaline Cache SSD," the software makes your computer see the SSD and your HDD as one drive, and it automatically stores your most-used files on the 50GB m4 SSD.

Crucial Adrenaline Hybrid SSD

The advantage over just having an SSD is that the drive can act as a cache, increasing the perceived performance of your HDD. It also takes away the annoyance of having all of your system files and programs on your SSD and your big files on your HDD, because it makes the drives recognized as only one drive. There's no word on if you can specifically choose the files to put on your SSD, but it would make sense that that is included. The press release claims this will be "affordable" but skimps on any other pricing information. It's expected to be released this quarter.