DCC rolls out Crucial SSDs from Micron

DCC is augmenting its extensive product offering with the inclusion of the m4 Series of Crucial Solid State Drives from world-leading manufacturer Micron.

December 10, 2012

Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is augmenting its extensive product offering with the inclusion of the m4 Series of Crucial Solid State Drives (SSDs) from world-leading manufacturer Micron. As part of the Micron stable, Crucial’s SSDs have garnered a solid international reputation for quality and durability, and DCC will be bringing this premium brand to South African businesses and consumers as the official distributor.

“Micron is pleased that DCC is now an authorised distributor in South Africa for the brand. DCC was our chosen choice due to their expertise in the industry, wealth of experience as well as providing customers with a range of quality products, support and services; delivering complete solutions by building and maintaining Information Technology infrastructures. Micron looks forward to working with DCC,” says Jayson Ramsammy, African Sales Manager at Micron.

“Solid State Drives have multiple benefits over traditional hard disk drive (HDD) technology, using flash memory to deliver vastly superior performance and durability. While HDD still leads the market in terms of volume and there is much debate around HDD versus SDD, solid state drives are undoubtedly the technology of the future and are fast gaining ground in terms of sales. For these reasons, we took the decision to bring SSDs on board as part of our product portfolio, so that we can continue to offer our customers the best and latest technologies,” says Zandré Rudolph, Retail Manager at DCC.

The Crucial m4 series caters for a wide variety of SSD users, from road warriors who are always on the go, to those who require super-fast data delivery or superior performance for intense applications such as design and gaming. The drives are available in a variety of capacities, from 64GB up to 512GB, and each capacity will ship from DCC in three configurations: SSD only; SSD with a 3.5” bracket for installation in a desktop PC; and SSD with a transfer kit to replicate and replace existing hard drives.

“These configurations cover all use cases, from installation in new laptops and desktops to upgrades of existing machines. With our transfer kit, users can connect the SSD to an existing PC or notebook using a USB cable and make a complete ghost image of the existing hard drive on the SSD, including the operating system. The hard drive can then be directly swapped out for the SSD and the computer will work as before, with greatly improved speed and performance,” Rudolph adds.

“Crucial SSDs have been designed to replace traditional hard drives. With fewer moving parts, there is less that could potentially malfunction, keeping data safer, and the benefits of improved speed and performance are well known. We look forward to growing this brand in the local market,” he concludes.

All configurations of the Crucial m4 Series SSDs are available immediately from selected retailers for a recommended retail price of R999.00 for the 64GB, R1 399.00 for the 128GB, R2 599.00 for the 256GB and R4 999.00 for the 512GB. Prices are inclusive of VAT.