Computex 2018 | Klevv launches CRAS X 'wireless' RGB NVMe SSDs and CRAS X DDR4 memory kits

The Klevv CRAS X M.2 NVMe SSD sports wireless RGB LEDs. (Source: KitGuru)
The Klevv CRAS X M.2 NVMe SSD sports wireless RGB LEDs. (Source: KitGuru)
SK Hynix sister concern Klevv has announced the availability of the world's first 'wireless' RGB M.2 NVMe SSD. Called the CRAS X, the SSD has a hollowed out heatsink to let the RGB lighting take center stage. Apart from the CRAS X SSD, Klevv is also introducing CRAS X RAM modules with RGB and support for Intel XMP 2.0.

Ahead of Computex 2018, Klevv introduced its CRAS X range of M.2 NVMe SSDs and DDR4 memory kits. The CRAS X M.2 NVMe SSD is the world's first M.2 SSD to include RGB lighting effects without the need of a separate cable or header. Klevv, a sister concern of memory major SK Hynix, is also offering new CRAS X memory modules with a crystal-like RGB lighting effect inspired by StarCraft. 

The CRAS X M.2 NVMe SSD is a PCIe Gen3 x4 drive that comes with a Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) engine. LDPC allows for Single Error Correction Double Error Detection (SECDED), which is an Error Correction Code (ECC) implementation commonly seen in more commercial systems. The SSD stands out with its unique design that has an hollowed out heatsink that shows off the integrated RGB effects. The SSD would also be getting regular firmware upgrades that allows thermal throttling to be adjusted over time, which helps in prolonged life and/or increased performance. 

Klevv says that each chip in the SSD is first tested solo for 2 hours before assembly into the final product, which is again tested for another 4 hours. Selected modules in the production line undergo spot checks for an additional 16 hours. Klevv also bundles Acronis back up software for data migration. The CRAS X SSDs are expected to be available at the end of Q3 in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities for a price that should be close to £10 more than a conventional M.2 NVMe SSD of a similar capacity.

Apart from the new SSDs, Klevv is also introducing new DDR4 RAM modules under the CRAS X brand. These modules have a crystal-like RGB housing on the top that is compatible popular RGB control software such as Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte Fusion, and MSI Mystic Light to keep the lights in sync with the rest of the system. The CRAS X RGB memory modules also undergo rigorous testing and come with support for Intel XMP 2.0 for one-step overclocking.

The Klevv CRAS X RGB memory module. (Source: KitGuru)
The Klevv CRAS X RGB memory module. (Source: KitGuru)


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-06- 4 (Update: 2018-06- 4)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.