Spinning hard drives are surprisingly easy to damage when they are running and they get moved or banged around. The move to SSDs was not only huge for performance, but when they hit external storage they finally helped with durability significantly and also helped with the sizing of portable drives as well. Crucial has been in the market for a while now with the Crucial X8 being the first Crucial-branded portable SSD, but Micron their parent company did have them under the Lexar brand before the brand was sold in 2017. The X8 however was still a little large. Crucial just announced two new portable drives, their X9 Pro and the X10 Pro which are similar but with the X9 Pro being a USB 3.2 Gen-2 drive and the X10 Pro doubling the transfer speed with USB 3.2 Gen-2x2. Today I’m going to check out both and see what they are all about as well as put them to the test.

Product Name: Crucial X9 Pro and X10 Pro Portable SSDs

Review Sample Provided by: Crucial

Written by: Wes Compton

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Crucial X9 Pro 2TB

Crucial X10 Pro 2TB

 

Crucial X9 Pro Specifications

Capacities

1TB

2TB

4TB

Sequential Read

1050

Sequential Write

1050

Dimensions

65 x 50 x 10 mm

Interface

USB 3.2 Gen-2 (10Gb/s)

Dust and Water Rating

IP55 water/dustproof

Drop Resistance

7.5 feet/2 meters

Encryption

Password protection and 256‐bit AES hardware encryption to help protect private data

Compatibility

Windows, Mac, Android™, iPad, PC, Linux®, Xbox and PlayStation

What's In the Box

-Crucial X9 Portable SSD

-High performance 10Gb/s USB-C to USB-C cable

(24-cm/9.5-in)

-Quick Start Guide

Warranty

Limited 5-year

 

 

Crucial X10 Pro Specifications

Capacities

1TB

2TB

4TB

Sequential Read up to

2000

Sequential Write up to

2000

Dimensions

65 x 50 x 10 mm

Interface

USB 3.2 Gen-2 2x2 (20Gb/s)

Dust and Water Rating

IP55 water/dustproof

Drop Resistance

7.5 feet/2 meters

Encryption

Password protection and 256‐bit AES hardware encryption to help protect private data

Compatibility

Windows, Mac, Android™, iPad, PC, Linux®, Xbox and PlayStation

What's In the Box

-Crucial X10 Portable SSD

-High-performance 20Gb/s USB-C to USB-C cable

(24-cm/9.5-in)

-Quick Start Guide

Warranty

Limited 5-year

 

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