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Crucial Goes Portable

We’ve been working hand in hand with Micron to build award-winning internal SSDs for over ten years. Now, we’ve carried our expertise outside the computer with the Crucial family of portable SSDs. Never leave your files, backups, movies, games, or photos behind with up to 2TB of storage. Our portable drives are up to 7.5x faster than traditional hard drives2. They work with a wide variety of devices and protect your files with a sleek and durable design. 

So, whether you’re downloading videos for off-line travel, organizing family photos, collaborating with classmates, or heading off on your next great adventure, our portable SSDs are ready to go wherever you do.


Crucial USB-C to USB-A Adapter

  • Enables you to connect your Crucial X6 drive to legacy USB-A host devices like older PCs, Macs, PS4s or XBOX Ones
  • USB-C (female) to UBS-A (male)
  • Quality built to Micron standards

Your Memories,
Stored Your Way

Safeguard photos and videos for peace of mind

Crucial’s portable SSDs have enough room to backup and protect up to 10,000 photos, 50 hours of video, 3,000 songs, or 200GB of documents with room to spare3. The durable X6 and X8 are shock, vibration, and extreme temperature resistant, and have been tested to withstand a drop up to 7.5 feet (2.2 meters)1

Your Movies,
Stored Your Way

Hours of entertainment, no internet required

No Wi-Fi? No problem. With the Crucial X6 and X8, you can fit over 50 hours of your favorite movies and entertainment in your pocket. Our light-weight portable drives weigh less than your car keys. Transfer movies up to 7.5x faster than traditional hard drives2. Connect your drive to a tablet or laptop and enjoy hours of entertainment.

Your Games,
Stored Your Way

Skip the wait, get in the game faster

Ditch old, bulky hard drives with the Crucial X8 – it’s up to 7.5x faster than old school HDDs2 and you can play your games straight from the drive. When your console needs more room for the latest titles, Crucial’s portable SSDs helps you expand your library without deleting your old favorites. With read speeds up to 1050MB/s4 and capacities up to 2TB, the X8 has speed, space, and style to spare.

Your Creativity,
Stored Your Way

Create and edit straight from the drive

Editing photos and videos? Or maybe you have a passion for scrapbooking and illustration. Crucial portable SSDs enable you to create, edit, and share your best shots and clips in real-time straight from the drive. Not only that, it’s fast – in fact, up to 100x faster than USB flash drives2 and up to 7.5x faster than traditional hard drives2. With up to 2TB of storage for your Mac or PC, there’s plenty of space to create without limitations.

Crucial X6 Portable SSD

Crucial X8 Portable SSD

Crucial X8 Portable SSD

Crucial X8 Portable SSD

Crucial X8 Portable SSD

Additional Resources

What is a Portable SSD


When you run out of storage – an increasingly common scenario – portable solid state drives (SSDs) are a versatile solution.

How to Choose the Best External SSD for Gaming


Investing in an external SSD for gaming can hugely optimize your experience. Find the best PC, Xbox and PS4 external SSD that suits your needs, at Crucial

  1. Up to 6.5ft/2 m for the Crucial X6, and up to 7.5ft/2.2 m for the Crucial X8 without impact to data on drive on a carpeted floor.
  2. MB/s speed measured as maximum sequential performance of device as measured by Crucial on a high-performance desktop computer with Crystal Disk Mark (version 6.0.2 for x64). Your performance may vary. Comparative speed claims measured as maximum sequential performance of similarly situated portable SSDs, mainstream portable HDDs and mainstream USB flash drives from vertically-integrated manufacturers selling under their own brands as of June 2019.
  3. Based on average photo size of 6MB, video at 4K/60fps in H246 format at 24GB/hr, and average music file at 4MB each.
  4. Sequential read speed of 1050MB/s specific to Crucial’s portable X8 drive.