The X8 comes in a small, blue and white box. While there aren't a lot of technical details, the packaging advertises some of the drive's key features including its 1TB capacity, 1050 MB/s transfer speed, and its support for Windows, macOS and game consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. Inside the box, you'll find the X8, a Type-C USB cable, Type-C to USB-A adapter and a small, multilingual quick-start guide.
The Crucial X8 is manufactured to be durable, rugged, and compact. The drive measures 110 x 53 x 11.5 mm and tips the scales at a mere 97 grams.
While the ends of the X8 are rubber, the body is made out of anodized aluminum. This not only looks and feels great, it dissipates heat efficiently to maximize performance. As a result, the X8 can get a bit warm to the touch during extended usage.
The X8's USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port is located on the end of the drive. This interface transfers data and provides power for the device.
I wasn't able to crack the X8 open. However, if you were to do so, you'd find an M.2 PCIe SSD very similar to the Crucial P1. The drive inside the X8 is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2263EN controller and is equipped with Micron's QLC 64-layer 3D NAND flash.