Crucial 500GB X8 Portable SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C


Crucial 500GB X8 Portable SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C features a unibody core of anodized aluminum, which not only look and feel great, but also can dissipate heat efficiently for maximum performance. Crucial X8 Portable SSD is one of the fastest on the market.It can reach up to 1050 MB/s read speeds.


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Crucial 500GB X8 Portable SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C

Crucial 500GB X8 Portable SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C is one of the fastest and most affordable portable USB SSDs on the market. The drive utilizes a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Interface to hit read and write speeds of up to 1,050 MB/s and 1000 MB/s respectively. The design is also durable, rugged, and compact. According to Crucial, the X8 is shock, weather and vibration resistant. And it can even take a 7.5-foot drop and keep on ticking. To get the best out of the Crucial X8, you need a Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.2. Gen 1 port. With that box ticked this is a robust and stylish design that outperforms external SATA technology SSDs.

The X8 SSD comes preformatted with exFAT, so it will work with both Windows and Mac computers. You can also reformat if needed. Just make sure you back up your data before you do since reformatting will wipe your X8 SSD clean. The X8 SSD features a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, so you can use it with other compatible devices. With support across a vast array of platforms, the X8 can be used as backup storage for your gaming consoles, as a mobile storage device, for portable app installations or even a Steam game library storage device for that matter. It’s not going to be as fast as a standard NVMe drive, but it’s 400MB/s faster than any drive running on a SATA connection.

The drive uses a USB-C port, but can connect to either Type-A, or Type-C thanks to the included adapter.

There is also 1TB version of Crucial X8 Portable SSD available

Crucial 500GB X8 Portable SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Specifications:

  • 500GB Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Max Read Speed: 1050 MB/s
  • Bus Powered


  • Includes a USB-C cable and USB-C-to-USB-A adapter.
  • Stylish all-metal chassis with rubberized ends.
  • Attractive cost per gigabyte.
  • Small and sturdy.
  • Compatible with a wide range of devices.
  • Limited 3-year warranty


Fast, easy storage for your PC and Mac

Quickly and easily add storage to your PC and Mac with the Crucial X8 Portable SSD. Just plug it in — no reformatting required. Back up important photos, videos, and documents with up to 1TB capacity. Encrypt your drive and protect your data using Windows Bitlocker to Go or Apple’s FileVault. Crucial X8 also works with popular endpoint protection services from brands like Symantec and McAfee.

Phenomenal Speed

Wherever you are, access your games, photos, and videos quickly — even offline. With read speeds up to 1050MB/s, you can load files up to 1.8x faster than most portable SSDs, 7.5x faster than portable hard drives, and 100x faster than USB flash drives.

Works with a Broad Range of Devices

Increase storage capacity for nearly any computer, tablet, phone, or console. Works with Windows, Mac, iPad Pro, Chromebook, Android, Linux, PS4, and Xbox. Connect with a USB-C 3.2 Gen2 interface or use our included adapters for USB-C or USB-A connections.

Built for the Toughest Conditions

Indoors or outdoors, at home or off the grid, the X8 is manufactured to be durable, rugged, and compact. Tested against extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and even a 7.5-foot drop, you can trust that your drive will withstand the elements.

Sleek Style, Innovative Design

Form meets function with the Crucial X8. Built with a unibody core of anodized aluminum, the case not only looks and feels great, but dissipates heat efficiently to maximize performance.

Complete Data Protection

Store your photos, videos, and files with confidence. You can use Windows Backup, macOS Time Machine, Windows Bitlocker to Go, and Apple FileVault, along with third-party endpoint-protection software suites like Symantec and McAfee.

A Reputation for Reliability

When you need ultimate peace of mind, trust the expert quality and engineering innovation of Crucial, a brand of Micron®, one of the leading flash storage manufacturers in the world. The Crucial X8 Portable SSD is backed by a 3-year limited warranty worldwide. Enjoy comprehensive support materials, such as operating instructions for various platforms and articles on maximizing your drive’s performance.

Additional information


Max Data Transfer Rate

up to 1500MB/s

USB type




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