Micron Debuts $490 4TB Crucial X6 External SSD

Micron today announced the launch of several new SSD options available under its Crucial brand, including a new high-end 4TB option and an affordable 500GB option.

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The new version of the Crucial X6, priced at $489.95, offers 4TB of storage with read speeds of up to 800MB/s and drop protection from drops of up to 6.5 feet. The X6 is compatible with USB-C devices including Macs.

According to Micron, the Crucial X6 has been designed to be lightweight and portable to make it easy to take along when traveling or on the go. There's also a new 500GB portable SSD that's available for $69.95.

The new Crucial SSDs can be purchased from the Crucial website and Amazon starting today.

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Top Rated Comments

hagjohn Avatar
44 months ago
You can put together much better read/write speeds with a TB3 external drive NvME enclosure and an NvME drive, than you can with this thing.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FCX Avatar
44 months ago

Just want to point out that 2 TB portable SSD (a complete retail product) costs $189, while Apple charges $400 for a 1 TB BTO option in an M1 Mac.
All SSDs are not created equal. The externals you're talking about are about 1/3 the speed, have a shorter mean time to failure, and lack the redundancy that Apple supplies. Just thought I'd point that out.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArPe Avatar
44 months ago
It’s very chunky. I want an m.2 drive I can put on my keychain with TB3 performance.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Malcster Avatar
44 months ago
I hope it's better than the Crucial X8 I have, its great for small transfers but anything large the drive becomes almost untouchably hot and slows to about 10kbps - awful design - they clearly never tried to actually use it!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lemon Olive Avatar
44 months ago
Just want to point out that 2 TB portable SSD (a complete retail product) costs $189, while Apple charges $400 for a 1 TB BTO option in an M1 Mac.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
centauratlas Avatar
44 months ago
They really need to release larger versions too. 8, 12, 16
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)