Crucial added 500GB and 4TB Variants to X6 Portable SSDs

Were launched last August in 1TB and 2TB models, the Crucial X6 Solid State external drive lineup has expanded with two more models. It’s a 500GB drive that costs $70 and a 4TB drive that costs $490.

Crucial X6 Solid State external drive

Like its predecessors, the new Crucial X6 External Solid State Drive models are equipped with USB 3.2 Gen2, the signals of which are routed to the USB-C connector. However, the larger drive was also faster than the others. It claims a maximum sequential read speed of 800 MB/s, while for the other three models – 540 MB/s.

SSD External devices measuring 11 x 69 x 64 mm and weighing 40 g without consequences tolerate falls from a height of up to 2 m, vibration, exposure to low and high temperatures. A USB-C cable is included. Broader compatibility is provided by the separately sold USB-C to USB-A adapter.

Price and availability

The Crucial X6 Solid State External drive 500GB SSD USB costs $69.95 and $489.95 for the 4TB USB SSD, and both can be pre-ordered via the Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.com websites.

Crucial X6 Features

  • 2TB or 1TB storage capacity
  • Store up to 10,000 photos, 50 hours of video, 3,000 songs, or 200GB of documents
  • Read speeds up to 540MB/s, 3.8×2 faster than most hard drives
  • Works with PC, Mac, Android, iPad Pro8 (PS4, XBOX One, and USB-A computer require USB-A adapter, available separately)
  • Dimensions: 11 x 69 x 64 mm
  • Weight: 42 g

Last month, Samsung has also expanded its 870 EVO solid state drive family with a 4TB model, priced at $479.99. These solutions are suitable for use on desktops and laptops. The Samsung Evo 870 is made in a 2.5-inch format with dimensions of 100 × 69.85 × 6.8 mm. The microchips of flash memory Samsung V-NAND MLC and the controller Samsung MKX are used.

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