Model: Crucial X9 Pro 2TB Portable Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Crucial
Provided By: Crucial

Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. The company's product lineup includes award-winning solid state drives (SSDs) and computer memory upgrades (DRAM) for more than 50,000 systems. These products have been qualified and approved by major original equipment manufacturers and every single module has been rigorously tested at the component and module level. Each SSD also undergoes over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing and hundreds of qualification tests to ensure optimal reliability and performance.

Earlier this year, Crucial unveiled a pair of new portable SSDs, the X9 Pro and X10 Pro. Designed for content creators such as photographers, videographers or any performance-seeking consumer, these palm-sized drives are made out of anodized aluminum and are water and dust resistant (IP55) and can withstand accidental drops of up to 7.5 feet. On the inside, the X9 Pro and X10 Pro are powered by Silicon Motion's SM2320 controller and are available with up to 4TB of Micron's TLC NAND flash. The main difference between the two is the USB interface. Where the X10 Pro supports USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gb/s), the X9 Pro features a more conservative USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) Type-C connection. Nevertheless, the X9 Pro is able to read and write at speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Android, iPad, Linux, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles.

The X9 Pro is available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities. For this review, Crucial sent us the 2TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 1,050 MB/s sequential read and write speeds.

   Crucial X9 Pro 2TB Portable Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number CT2000X9PROSSD9
Capacity 2TB
Flash Type Micron 176L 3D TLC
Controller Silicon Motion SM2320
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C

Sequential Read 1,050 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 1,050 MB/s Max

Other Features
USB-C Connector
Works with Windows, Mac, Android, iPad, Linux, PlayStation and Xbox
Water, dust, and sand resistant (IP55)
Password protection and 256‐bit AES hardware encryption
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the X9 Pro has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Crucial's new portable SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the X9 Pro have what it takes? Can it deliver the performance and features that we've come to expect from Crucial? Keep reading as we find out.

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