Crucial’s vary of midrange, transportable USB-C SSDs within the X6 lineup has a couple of new configurations beginning in the present day: one for large spenders who want a lot of storage, and one other for individuals on a price range. On high of its 1TB and 2TB fashions, there’s now a 4TB SSD you should purchase for $489.95. It’s priced larger than the present value for 2 of its 2TB fashions ($190 every by means of Essential immediately), however like most SSDs, it in all probability gained’t take lengthy for it to fall decrease than its authentic asking value. As for the budget-friendly possibility, you may snag a 500GB model for $69.95.
Again to the 4TB model, you’ll be hard-pressed to search out a higher value on this a lot storage in a extra compact SSD, which might make it a nice possibility for individuals with massive photograph or video libraries who don’t wish to juggle a number of drives. It is also a handy resolution for storing all of your PS4 or Xbox One video games on for straightforward entry when it’s related to a PS5 or Xbox Sequence X / S. It’s listed as being appropriate with Home windows 10, macOS, Android, and with consoles.
Whereas Essential has the competitors beat on becoming in additional storage (and for its declare of surviving drops on carpet of as much as 6.5 toes), it isn’t the quickest transportable SSD in the marketplace. It claims as much as 800MB/s learn speeds for the 4TB model, however lesser capacities supply simply 540MB/s sequential learn speeds. In order for you one thing sooner, Crucial’s high-end X8 transportable SSDs which are additionally drop-proof supply sequential learn speeds of as much as 1,050MB/s and sequential write speeds of as much as 1,000MB/s, however for a hearty increase in value. Western Digital’s newest My Passport transportable SSD and Samsung’s T7 additionally present these speeds, although Samsung has the benefit with the T7’s thinner dimension.