Computer memory company Micron has announced that the Crucial Ballistix RAM series is now end of life.
Crucial Ballistix has always been a reliable consumer-focused brand, however Crucial’s parent company, Micron, has decided that the Ballistix product range is no longer needed. Micron did not offer any reason as to why they made this decision, however their press release did say that “The company will intensify its focus on the development of Micron’s DDR5 client and server product roadmap, along with the expansion of the Crucial memory and storage product portfolio”.
This discontinuation of Crucial’s gaming RAM will not affect their consumer storage products such as their P2 and P5 NVMe SSDs, or their other storage products. Crucial will continute to stay in the consumer sector for storage, but their Ballistix series will no longer be produced and can be expected to die out in the coming years as DDR4 RAM is slowly phased out.
This decision seemed to be of such small impact on Micron that the company did not even publish the news to its incestor relations website, and this is all they had to say regarding the end of the Ballistix range:
Micron To End-of-Life (EOL) Crucial Ballistix Product Lines
BOISE, Idaho; Feb. 16, 2022 – Micron released the following information about a change to its business strategy for Crucial memory.
- The company will end-of-life (EOL) its Crucial Ballistix, Crucial Ballistix MAX and Crucial Ballistix MAX RGB product lines.
- The company will intensify its focus on the development of Micron’s DDR5 client and server product roadmap, along with the expansion of the Crucial memory and storage product portfolio.
- The company will continue to support the performance compute and gaming communities with its award-winning SSD products, such as the Crucial P5 Plus Gen4 PCIe NVMe SSD, Crucial P2 Gen 3 NVMe SSD, and the popular Crucial X6 and Crucial X8 portable SSDs.
- Teresa Kelley, Vice President and General Manager, Micron Commercial Products Group: “We remain focused on growing our NVMe and Portable SSD product categories, which both offer storage solutions for PC and console gamers. Additionally, Crucial JEDEC standard DDR5 memory provides mainstream gamers with DDR5-enabled computers with better high-speed performance, data transfers and bandwidth than previously available with Crucial Ballistix memory.”