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Conclusions

The Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer memory modules are neat if you have a case with a transparent window and like a computer with a nightclub feeling. The ability to manually configure the blinking patterns and the LED color makes these modules different from competing products. The feature we liked the most was the ability to configure the modules to automatically change the color of their LEDs when the memory temperature reaches a certain level.

The only negative side that we can see is the price: they are USD 10 (33%) more expensive than regular Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 2 GB modules. However, paying USD 20 extra to have two of these modules inside your case are well worth it – if you like a lot of blinking lights, of course.

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.