Guru3d Reviews Crucial’s New Portable SSD the X8

Remember when USB 3.0 came out and we could transfer upwards of a 100 GB in around ten to twenty minutes? Well Crucial is here in 2019 to show you that going portable can be even faster than what’s inside some PC’s. Meet the Crucial X8 Portable SSD.

  • Offered in either 500GB($119.95) or 1TB($164.95)
  • NVME SSD
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C(10Gb/s)
  • Adapter for USB-A 3.0

That 10 gigabits per second translates to 1250 megabytes per second and Guru3d saw roughly 1 gigabyte per second performance. Wow! That means you could transfer say something the size of Red Dead Redemption 2 to it in a couple of minutes. Assuming your host device could also send the file that fast. Crucial has stated compatibility with PC & Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Android, and Ipad Pro. It’s fast and not hard on the eye’s either.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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