God-Crucial The X8 is the first model of its kind from the American manufacturer - along with an enlarged version of the budget BX500 drive and the first model of its kind with the technology3D Xpoint Inside
Micron's products are some of the most successful and well-known available in the home storage world, although in recent times the selection seems to have been lacking, with no high-speed NVMe models and no drives SSD Mobile exteriors that have started to gain momentum with companies like סמסונג And SanDisk you Western Digital Featuring several models each.
Now, on store shelves you can find the X8 trying to change the situation - the brand's first mobile SSD drive Crucial That utilizes the full potential of 3.2 Gen.2 USB connections (10 gigabits per second bandwidth) with the promise of continuous read speeds of up to 1,050 megabytes per second, or nearly 2 from most drivesSSD Exteriors sold today.
God-Crucial X8 is actually the driveCrucial P1, NVMe standard and dense QLC chips, in a fine black casing made of metal designed to survive falls from heights of up to 2.3 meters without damage and combined chip From ASMedia, which bridges the original hardware interface to an interface USB Standard - so we also know what random performance can be expected from the product, more or less.
The X8 is offered with a three-year warranty and at official recommended prices of $ 190 for one terabyte and $ 130 for 500GB - prices that are quite drastically higher than the current prices of those P1 drives on which they are based, although fortunately in this case too the practical situation seems In a slightly better market: the basic model is sold at a base price of $ 120 (or $ 144.92 plus VAT - NIS 510), while the terabyte model is offered at $ 165, or $ 199.1 with VAT and shipping, which are NIS 700.
Let's hope the prices of the drivesSSD Exteriors from Micron, as well as from other manufacturers, will continue to shrink soon - until they get as close as possible to the prices of drives SSD Standard internals, and purchasing these 500GB products for less than $ 75 without the need for additional VAT will no longer be an impossible task.
Alongside the new external drive, Micron also began selling another version of the budget BX500 drive With double volume of 2 terabytes (Amazon's base price of $ 215 as of today - and even in this case it is worth hoping for a gradual drop to below $ 200) - and also announced its first drive based on the innovative 3D Xpoint technology it has developed and manufactured in collaboration with a company Intel.
The Micron X100 drive will be an advanced and prestigious model with a full PCI-Express X16 interface, for the corporate world and with massive prices coming soon - so we'll have to keep waiting for the day when we can see competition for Optane's home drives and accelerators. Intel.