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Crucial enters the portable SSD market with Crucial X8

Crucial (an arm of Micron, the global provider of storage and memory solutions) announced the Crucial X8, its first portable SSD that, according to the company, could reach sequential read speeds of up to 1050 MB / s. According to the company, the X8 is 1.8 times faster than other portable SSDs, 7.5 times more than portable hard drives and 100 times faster than conventional flash drives. All these comparisons were made in the Crystal Disk Mark software.

The X8 uses the USB Type C 3.2 Gen2 connection and comes with 2 cables: A USB-C cable with USB-C output at speeds up to 10 Gb / s and a USB-C cable with conventional USB output that can reach up to 5 Gb / s. Internally it uses a Crucial P1 SSD device with NVMe standard, and QLC technology (Quad Level Cell) which allows to store 4 bits of information per memory cell. This method allows for large storage on low cost SSD devices. The "side effect" has a slower write speed and lifetime compared to more expensive devices using single level cell (SLC) and multi level cell (MLC) technology.

Using the USB-C connection allows the Crucial X8 to have various usage purposes for its users. Moreover it is compatible with different products:

– Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 – MacOS – Linux – Chromebook – PS4 and PS4 PRO – Xbox One and XBox One X – iPad PRO (model from 2018 with USB-C and iPadOS 13); – Android devices that have OTG technology and USB-C port, or conventional USB port adapter.

"Now more than ever, consumers want unrestricted access to their important data," he said. Teresa Kelley, Vice President and General Manager, Micron Consumer Products Group. "With the advent of faster computers, widespread photo and game sharing taking up more space, it's time to move to faster, more reliable storage solutions. Crucial X8 leverages Micron's unrivaled quality and vertical integration to deliver unmatched value for our customers. customers."

As a trademark of Micron, one of the world's largest flash storage manufacturers, Crucial X8 was designed and built with quality and technological innovation by a company that has produced the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies for 40 years. Crucial SSDs go through thousands of hours of validation Micron's pre-launch and extensive qualification tests. It has been tested to resist falling to 2 meters in height. Crucial also provides 3 year warranty on X8. For details, see the official product page.

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