Tuesday, August 25th 2020

Micron Announces Crucial X6 Portable SSD

Crucial, Micron's global consumer brand of memory and storage, today announced the new Crucial X6 portable solid-state drive (SSD). This new transportable, ultra-sleek drive expands the company's award-winning SSD portfolio and offers more value, capacity and performance options, making it perfect for customers who require instant access to all their digital content.

"The need for flexible access to digital content is essential right now - and the Crucial X6 and X8 portable SSDs bring Micron's unparalleled quality in storage technology directly to customers' fingertips," said Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron's Consumer Products Group. "Whether working remotely, staying home with family, preparing for a virtual class, or getting out for an adventure, storing and accessing digital files has never been easier - even without an internet connection or access to the cloud."
The Crucial X6 delivers impressive performance in a size comparable to most wireless earbud cases and weighs less than a set of keys. It is available in capacities up to 2 TB to provide flexible storage solutions based on user needs, without the security risks that come with cloud storage. With read speeds up to 540 MB/s, this tiny drive performs 3.8 times faster than most portable hard drives. The Crucial X6 is durable too; it is drop-proof up to 6.5 feet and resistant to shock, vibration and extreme temperatures.

The X6 is compatible with the latest USB-C devices: PC, Mac, iPad Pro, Android and more. When used with the Crucial USB-C to USB-A adapter, the X6 also works with PS4, Xbox One and other USB-A devices. This lightweight drive is an ideal solution for storing massive photo libraries, files, games and movie collections in a compact, portable device.

All Crucial SSDs are designed and built with the same Micron quality and engineering innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies for more than 40 years. Additionally, award-winning Crucial SSDs undergo thousands of hours of Micron pre-release validation and extensive qualification testing before market release.

For more information, visit the product page.
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4 Comments on Micron Announces Crucial X6 Portable SSD

#1
lexluthermiester
I find it dubious that the type of NAND has not be specified on the product page or in the product PDF. It smells of the possibility that they're trying to hide that it might be QLC, which is completely unacceptable.
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ExcuseMeWtf
lexluthermiesterI find it dubious that the type of NAND has not be specified on the product page or in the product PDF. It smells of the possibility that they're trying to hide that it might be QLC, which is completely unacceptable.
For drive that is purely intended for storage QLC might be perfectly acceptable. At least it is performance wise, jury on longevity is still out as it's relatively new technology.
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lexluthermiester
ExcuseMeWtfAt least it is performance wise, jury on longevity is still out as it's relatively new technology.
That's my gripe. Performance is fine, it's the durability that is the unacceptable aspect of QLC.
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Vayra86
My main gripe is price combined with all those specs to be fair. QLC is way too expensive for what it is compared to MLC or TLC.

Let's face it, another state is going to go straight to disaster anyway, so QLC is going to have to be the one to finally bring us mechanical HDD pricing on SSDs.
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