Crucial Ballistix Sport review 8 Comments

Share this
Crucial Ballistix Sport review
Rate this post

Occasionally, you will find that your computer is running slow. If so, doing one of these 5 things to increase computer performance will help. One of those suggestions is to increase your memory, and what better way than to use Crucial Ballistix Sport.

If you fancy upgrading your PC, then the Crucial Ballistix Sport range is ideal for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. Not only do they look good, they will ultimately make your machine much faster and responsive.

In this review, I will be showing you the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB as well as showing you different speed tests. And best of all, I will be giving them away, for free. All you have to do is subscribe to the Your Computer Zone mailing list to enter.

Discover how to build and maintain a PC ...And Save money!
Discover now!
We respect your privacy.

Discover how to build and maintain a PC ...And Save money!
Discover now!
We respect your privacy.

The two models I am reviewing:

Crucial Ballistix BLS4G4D240FSE.8FBD 4GB

Available from:Crucial Ballistix Sport

Price: £35.59/$34.99

Owners: Crucial

Value for money: 9/10

Overall rank: 8/10


Crucial Ballistix Sport review

In terms of price and value for money, the Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB is a component, especially seeing as though a lot of other DDR4 memory is more expensive.

Assembled in the United States, this memory stick looks the real deal. It has a metallic red exterior that will look awesome in anyone’s gaming rig. It looks like the sort of memory a member of the Avengers or Justice League would have inside their computer – a movie and comic book reference in case you didn’t get that. Basically, what I am trying to say is, if you are someone that loves to build ‘flashy’ computers, with LED lights and colourful casing, then the Crucial Ballistix Sport will be right up your street.

More importantly, though, the Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB comes with a limited lifetime warranty from Crucial that has been tested thoroughly to ensure the highest possible level of quality.

With Crucial, you know are getting affordable memory that is of a top-notch standard. They have been making PC memory for many years now, way before DDR2, so these guys are someone you can trust. Installing this memory is also very easy-to-do too; simply click in and you’re ready to go.

The Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB has a maximum speed of 2400MHz – this means that this is a fast piece of kit. It has a form factor of UDIMM (useful to know in regards to motherboard compatibility). In regards to the power input, this is quite low, compared to other DDR4 modules, with an input voltage of 1.2V.

In performance tests, Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB did not favour too well against other DDR4 modules in terms of latency (the delay before a transfer of data begins following an instruction for its transfer). The latency speed for Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB is 79ns, which is roughly 50ns slower than it’s competitors.

Read data speeds are slightly better in comparison, with the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB reaching speeds of 13.9 GB per second. In terms of other DDR memory on the marketplace, this is a relatively low speed, especially against some of the Corsair modules, however, it certainly is not the slowest. However, in terms of the write transfer speed, it does not fare overly well compared to some other competitors on the market. The write speed is 7.9GB/s; whilst this is not slow, there is faster memory on the market, however at a higher price.

So, to conclude, whilst the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB is not the fastest performing DDR4 memory on the market, it certainly isn’t the slowest, with a speed of 2400MHz. In terms of price/performance ratio as well as appearance, the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT Red 4GB is perfect for anyone that wants a memory component that won’t break the bank. The build quality is of a high standard that uses cutting-edge technology, Intel® XMP 2.0 profiles and an integrated heat-spreader that helps to keep your system cool whilst gaming or using high-performance applications.


If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to comment below.

Discover how to build and maintain a PC ...And Save money!
Discover now!
We respect your privacy.

About Josh

I'm the founder of; a site dedicated to helping solve issues regarding computers. Aimed at novices and intermediate users, this site has reviews and guides that will help you improve your knowledge and confidence.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 thoughts on “Crucial Ballistix Sport review

  • Arief Wibowo

    I always rely on VGEN for my memory. With $34.99 for 4GB RAM, I still think this memory card is too expensive. But again, maybe my need is not up to this class yet.

    I’m thinking about upgrading my 12″ MacBook Air, what kind of memory that it can have to make it even faster?

    • Josh Post author

      Possibly, but, it could also be a number of other factors. Check this article on increasing now, to make your PC run faster!

  • Kourtney

    I love the name of this piece of equipment! Having had my computer for a year or two now its starting to slow down a bit, not drastically, but to the point were its noticeably annoying. The price seems reasonable on this, however as someone who isnt tech savvy do you have any recommendations or articles on how to install it yourself?