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Crucial external SSD to store your photos and videos

The Crucial brand stands out for being the division of Micron business solutions. Micron may not sound like much to you, but it’s one of the biggest memory chip makers on the market. It offers solutions of high quality and performance for all types of users and uses. In addition, these units are excellent because they can be connected to smartphones and latest generation consoles.

Crucial X6

We start with the simplest unit Crucial currently offers. Crucial brand external SSD drives are characterized by offering capacities of 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB. They offer us these units speeds up to 800MB/swhich great for all kinds of uses.

These units are characterized by being very compact (69x64x11mm) and by being very light, not reaching 40 grams. To give you an idea, the typical car key is heavier than this storage unit.

This unit has an external plastic casing that offers resistance to shocks and falls of up to two meters. Also, being a solid-state drive, it withstands vibrations and extreme temperatures well. Come on, we have a high-quality unit that we can carry in our purse, backpack or fanny pack without fear of damage.

Something interesting about this unit is that it is not only compatible with Windows and macOS systems, it is also compatible with other devices. offere compatibility with Android and consoles PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One. Come on, we can connect it to practically any device.

The Crucial X6 drive has an interface USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C. This type of Type C connector, also called reversible USB, is currently the standard. Inside the box we find a cable whose ends are USB-C. If we want to connect it to a system without this port, surely we have a USB-C to USB-A cable at home (and more if we have an Android smartphone)

Crucial X8

For those looking for a slightly more complete option, we have this external storage unit. This external SSD has 1TB and 2TB variants and a fairly compact design. It has dimensions of 110x53x11.5mm and a weight of approximately 97 grams.

The Crucial unit offers us speeds up to 1050MB/s, which is a lot. For us to make an ideal one, it is up to 7.5 times faster than an SSD and up to 100 times faster than a pen drive.

This unit has been manufactured in aluminum, to offer greater resistance and at the same time, better performance. The aluminum cover not only makes it more resistant to bumps and accidental drops, it also allows for more performance. It allows to dissipate heat more efficiently and thus perform at its best.

This Crucial X8 offers compatibility with Windows and macOS. Additionally, it is compatible with iPad Pro, Android, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One. It thus becomes an ideal solution to make a backup of our important files or to install games.

This unit has a USB-C interface to get the best performance. Inside the package we find a cable that has a USB-C connector at both ends. In addition, it has an adapter to USB-A, in case we have to connect it to a computer.

Something very interesting is that it is compatible with different tools to make backup copies. Windows Backup and macOS Time Machine stand out. This will prevent the loss of crucial information, be it memories or important documents.

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