Crucial recently released its latest external storage solution – the Crucial X10 Pro and X9 Pro Portable SSDs. The X10 Pro offers sequential speeds of up to 2,100MB/s, while the X9 Pro offers up to 1,000MB/s sequential speeds; and is available in up to 4TB capacity. Crucial’s latest portable SSDs are IP55 rated, have password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption, a 5-year warranty, and are compatible with most major OS/platforms. The X10 Pro and X9 Pro are now available, and you can check out more details, including where to grab one, from the official news release below.
Crucial Expands Portable SSD Portfolio, Unveiling Revolutionary New Storage Architecture
Micron Technology, Inc. announced the Crucial® X9 Pro Portable SSD and Crucial X10 Pro Portable SSD, two new performance offerings in the Crucial Pro Series product portfolio, designed for content creators such as photographers, videographers, designers, or any performance-seeking consumer.
Both drives utilize Micron TLC NAND and leverage a revolutionary single-ASIC portable storage architecture to enable a breakthrough, ultra-compact, lightweight form factor and allows Micron to ship the most capacity per square millimeter in the industry. With either the Crucial X9 Pro and X10 Pro, users can safely store, transport and backup important videos, photos, files and more on the go, without cloud or internet access at lightning-fast speeds.
Jonathan Weech, senior director of product marketing for Micron’s Commercial Products Group:
“We recognize that fast, efficient workflow processes are essential to the success of videographers, photographers and other content creators,”. “We designed and built our two new portable SSDs, the Crucial X9 Pro and the Crucial X10 Pro, to specifically address these demanding workloads. With more photos and videos being taken than ever before, consumers are looking for ways to save, preserve and protect their digital lives reliably and quickly. These two new Crucial Pro Portable SSDs are a great choice for anyone who needs dependable, fast, high-capacity storage.”
Real speed. Raw power. Crucial X10 Pro Portable SSD
The Crucial X10 Pro Portable SSD, the fastest external SSD offered to date by Micron, delivers sequential read/write speeds up to 2,100MB/s and 2,000MB/s, respectively, and up to 4TB of space. Creative professionals can transfer 1TB of data in under nine minutes, dramatically improving video editing workflow efficiencies. The Crucial X10 Pro can connect directly to a laptop or workstation via the provided USB-C cable to blaze through multi-camera timelines, and users can even edit, trim and render directly from the drive. Both water and dust-resistant (IP55), the Crucial X10 Pro works with Windows, Mac, Android, game consoles, and more right out of the box.
Editor’s note: The X10 Pro needs a USB 3.2 Gen-2 2×2 (20Gbs) port to maximize its potential speed.
Powerful performance. Broad compatibility. Crucial X9 Pro Portable SSD
With space to store thousands of photos, files, and videos, the Crucial X9 Pro Portable SSD provides the speed required to organize, curate, edit, and retouch photos quickly. Photographers can accelerate their workflow with powerful performance and storage capacity, as the Crucial X9 Pro provides sequential read and write speeds up to 1,050MB/s and is available in sizes up to 4TB. The Crucial X9 Pro is plug-and-play ready with a USB-C connection and works with Windows, Mac, Android devices, and more. Its diminutive size of 65 x 50 millimeters provides palm-sized portability, and weighs only 38 grams.
Editor’s note: The X9 Pro needs at least a USB 3.2 Gen-2 (10Gb/s) port to maximize its potential speed.
Micron + Adobe: Accelerating the pace of content creation.
Micron has collaborated with Adobe to provide a one-month Creative Cloud All Apps plan with the purchase and complete drive registration for every Crucial X9 Pro or Crucial X10 Pro Portable SSD product 8. This product bundle will allow a wide variety of users to express their creativity more easily than ever before.
Pricing and Availability
The Crucial X9 Pro and Crucial X10 Pro Portable SSDs are available now in capacities of 4TB, 2TB, and 1TB from leading retail and e-tail stores, retailers, and commercial resellers worldwide. The X10 Pro comes with an MSRP of $289.99, $169.99, and $119.99, respectively. Meanwhile, the X9 Pro comes with an MSRP of $239.99, $129.99, and $79.99, respectively.