Recently Crucial introduced their newest portable SSD, the X6 and at the same time also brought out the new 2TB version of their X8 which I previously took a look at. The X6 is a SATA based drive that was designed with the price in mind which at its 1TB and 2TB capacities bridges the gap between portable hard drives and more expensive NVMe portable drives like the X8. They sent both drives over in the 2TB capacity and when I spoke with them before the launch we talked about the 2TB capacity specifically and why they were focusing on it. For starters, in their research, ¼ of the people looking for external drives are looking for high capacities like this when shopping. Which makes sense really, some people use these to supplement their PC or laptop storage for media downloads and when it comes to digital content creation for storing big video files which take up a lot of space. Those aren’t files you want to wait around at spinning drive speeds waiting to transfer. So today I’m going to take a second look at the X8, now with the new capacity, and check out the new X6 and see how they both perform. Let’s dive in!

Product Names: Crucial X6 2TB and X8 2TB

Review Samples Provided by: Crucial

Written by: Wes Compton

Amazon Affiliate Links: Crucial X6 2TB and Crucial X8 2TB

 

 

Crucial X6 Specifications

Capacities

1TB and 2TB

Connection

USB 3.1 Gen-2 Type-C (10Gb/s)

Read Speed

Up to 540MB/s sequential read

Dimensions

Length x Width x Height: 0.43 in L x 2.71 in W x 2.52 in H

Weight

1TB: 39 grams | 1.4 oz

2TB: 42 grams | 1.5 oz

Drop Proof

Up to 6.5 ft / 2 M on a carpeted concrete floor without impact to data on drive

Warranty

Manufacturer's 3 Year Limited

 

 

Crucial X8 Specifications

Capacities

500GB, 1TB, 2TB

Connection

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C 10Gb/s

Read Speed

Up to 1050MB/s sequential read

Dimensions

110 mm x 11.5 mm x 53 mm

Weight

1TB: 97 grams

2TB: 101 grams

Drop Proof

Up to 7.5 ft / 2 M on a carpeted concrete floor without impact to data on drive

Warranty

Manufacturer's 3 Year Limited

 

 

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