A Good Deal On A 1TB NVMe Drive, Portable Or Not
Earlier this month we had a chance to see the ASUS U32 20G SuperSpeed USB Portable NVMe case, which makes impressive use of the new USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 standard. As it came without a drive inside it, the expected price will be $40 or so once it is released. Crucial have taken a different approach with their X8 Portable NVMe drive as it comes with a 1TB Crucial P1 inside, a pretty decent deal for $130 in total. The drive uses the USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface, peaking at 10 Gbps transfer speeds which is slower than the ASUS, but is it fast enough for you?
Crucial's X8 portable SSD offers amazing performance with up to 1 GB/s transfer rates. Internally, this is a real M.2 NVMe SSD similar to the Crucial P1. Priced at only $130 for the reviewed 1 TB variant, the X8 is very affordable, cheaper than buying the SSD and enclosure separately.