Memory

External SSDs deliver performance and portability

8th March 2021
Alex Lynn

Crucial, Micron’s global consumer brand of memory and storage, has launched an expansion of its portable solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio to offer consumers more options for external storage performance, capacity and value at any price point. The new products include the high-capacity 4TB portable SSDat an SRP of $489.95, and a new 500GB portable SSD for an SRP of $69.95.

Consumers looking to store large gaming libraries or more movies for long road trips will find a solution in the Crucial X6.

“Our customers are looking for convenient, fast and reliable storage at an affordable price — and these two new capacity additions to the X6 portable SSD product line are further evidence of our commitment to the external solid-state storage market,” said Teresa Kelley, Vice President and General Manager of Micron’s Consumer Products Group.

“There is no doubt we have reached a point where the benefits of solid-state storage outweigh those of traditional hard drives. Now with the mainstream Crucial X6 and the performance Crucial X8 available in a wide range of capacities, we have an even stronger portfolio to offer our customers. Whether you need to store all your school and professional files or quickly access your entire personal entertainment library, there is a Crucial external SSD option for everyone.”

With read speeds up to 800MB/s, the 4TB drive reportedly performs up to 5.6 times faster than portable hard drives in the market and are drop-proof up to 6.5 feet. Similar to the existing products in the Crucial X6 portable SSD lineup, the 4TB and 500GB versions deliver compact portable SSDs in these capacities to consumers for the first time.

The entire Crucial portable SSD product line is compatible with the latest USB-C-enabled devices, such as PCs, Macs, PlayStation 5, Android devices and more. When used with the Crucial USB-C to USB-A adapter, the portable drives also work with PS4, Xbox One, XBOX Series S|X and other USB-A devices.

All Crucial SSDs are designed and built with the same Micron quality and engineering innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies for more than 40 years. Additionally, Crucial SSDs undergo thousands of hours of Micron pre-release validation and extensive qualification testing before market release.

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