The portable Crucial X8 1 TB solid-state drive is down to Amazon for $139.99. This is a nice low price for an SSD that usually sells for about $165, often up to $190. The X8 was down to $130 on Black Friday, but this is almost the same if you missed that sale. It has never fallen below 165 dollars until these deals, so you should get one while you can.
The portable 500 GB SSD is also available today. It’s down to 105.99 dollars from a 120 dollars street price. This is also the second-lowest price of this SSD ever.
The X8 reads up to 1050 MB / s. That’s much faster than most portable storage drives, so you can get much more out of your data. The bigger the file, the faster it is compared to a regular magnetic hard drive, the more you will notice.
The other advantage over a regular hard drive is that SSDs have not so many moving components. They are, by their very nature, much less vulnerable to vibrations or the wear and tear that comes from being bumped up all around the day. The X8 has a very long-lasting design with an anodized aluminum core. It’s drop-resistant to extreme temperatures, shocks, and vibrations from up to 7.5 feet.
The X8 is compatible with a wide range of platforms because it is both a USB-C 3.1 Gen2 and a USB-A port. Use the PlayStation or Xbox on Windows, Mac, iPad Pro or Chromebook. A three-year guarantee from Micron, the company that makes Crucial products, covers the portable SSD. Users give 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews.