Micron Announces Entry Into Portable SSD Market

Crucial X8

Micron Insight through its brand, Crucial has announced the availability of the Crucial X8 Portable SSD. Crucial is Micron’s leading global brand in the realm of memory and storage. With this new product, the already amazing award-winning portfolio of Crucial has been expanded with this new dependable and high performing SSDs category. The Crucial X8 Portable SSD delivers top performance and incredible value.

“Now, more than ever, consumers want unfettered access to their important data,” said Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron Consumer Products Group. “With the advent of faster computers, widespread photo sharing and larger game sizes, it’s time to evolve to faster, more reliable storage solutions. The Crucial X8 leverages the unparalleled quality and vertical integration of Micron to provide unmatched value for our customers.”

More about it

The Crucial X8 has the potential to deliver astonishing performance. It comes in a sleek case which is highly durable due to the durable unibody core. It has read speeds that hit the 1050MB/s mark. Consequently, it performs better and faster than similar portable SSDs at an alarming speed of 1.8 times faster. Moreover, it performs 7.5 times faster than portable hard drives. 

Versatile support

It offers support for a number of devices which includes PCs, Macs, PS4s, XBOX Ones, iPad Pros, Chromebooks, and select Android devices via USB 3.2 Gen2 interface. It does not stop at its incredible features. It also has several benefits including:  

  • Fast transfer times and high capacity for consumers storing photos, videos and documents, as well as curating music and video collections
  • Versatility for travellers who want to watch videos while disconnected from the internet
  • Easy additional storage for gamers who want quick access to their entire game libraries

“Built with Micron NAND, every Crucial SSD has been engineered from sand to silicon by a trusted leader in flash memory innovation,” Kelley continued. “Whether you’re preserving family memories, expanding your gaming storage or accelerating workflows, the X8 gives you the speed, durability and security you need.”

Tech Specs:

  • Phenomenal read speeds up to 1,050MB/s
  • Compatible with a broad range of computers, tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles via USB
  • Stylish design with anodized aluminium unibody core
  • Drop-proof up to 7.5 feet, extreme temperature-proof, shock-proof, and vibration-proof 
  • Backed by a three-year limited warranty

Quality and Making

Since Crucial is a brand of globally renowned Micron, it has been built with similar design and material as used in other Micron products. It comes from the same innovation and engineering that Micron is known for. Micron is known to have produced some of the fastest, durable and high performing storage devices and now Crucial X8 is one of them. Crucial’s award-winning SSDs undergo thousands of hours of Micron pre-release validation and extensive SSD qualification testing before market release. The Crucial X8 is drop-proof up to 7.5 feet, backed by a three-year limited warranty and available in capacities up to 1TB at uk.crucial.com and through select global partners.

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