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Amazon [amazon.com] has Crucial X8 2TB Portable SSD – Up to 1050MB/s – USB 3.2 for $139.99. Shipping is free.

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$80.00 lower (36% savings) than the list price of $219.99

Previous Popular Deal at $149.99 with +12 Deal Score and 8 comments.

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★★★★ / 7,326 global ratings

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  • Incredible performance with read speeds up to 1050 MB/s
  • Works with Windows, Mac, iPad Pro, Chromebook, Android, Linux, PS4, and Xbox One with USB-C 3.1 Gen2 and USB-A connectors
  • Durable design featuring an anodized aluminum core, drop proof up to 7.5 feet, extreme-temperature, shock and vibration proof
  • Backed by Micron, one of the largest manufacturers of flash storage in the world

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11-29-2022 at 05:22 PM.
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Is this better than Samsung T7 rugged which is available for 149 on Amazon?

I am trying to buy an external SSD for XBOX X
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11-29-2022 at 05:30 PM.
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Quote from BeepBopBeep :
Is this better than Samsung T7 rugged which is available for 149 on Amazon?

I am trying to buy an external SSD for XBOX X
Definitely no, either buy the SanDisk or Samsung for slightly more money. To me, this needs to be $25-40 cheaper than those models to make sense.
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11-29-2022 at 05:43 PM.
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Definitely no, either buy the SanDisk or Samsung for slightly more money. To me, this needs to be $25-40 cheaper than those models to make sense.
Avoid sandisk, they get really hot. To the point that you can't hold it during heavy use. YouTube the issue and you'll see it.
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11-29-2022 at 05:54 PM.
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Avoid sandisk, they get really hot. To the point that you can't hold it during heavy use. YouTube the issue and you'll see it.
I have one and it definitely gets warm but not hot enough to be untouchable.
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11-29-2022 at 08:24 PM.
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Avoid sandisk, they get really hot. To the point that you can't hold it during heavy use. YouTube the issue and you'll see it.
I have a SanDisk ssd and it gets warm as expected but nowhere near not enough to not be able to hold it.
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11-29-2022 at 08:25 PM.
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Quote from BeepBopBeep :
Is this better than Samsung T7 rugged which is available for 149 on Amazon?

I am trying to buy an external SSD for XBOX X
Definitely not. Samsung is the best in the ssd game right now. This is a good choice but if they were the same price definitely a Samsung.
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11-29-2022 at 09:01 PM.
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One of the best cheaper portable SSDs in terms of sustained writes, esp for QLC NAND, though only on the 2tb model. The 1tb and the X6 line have caches that are too small. The 2tb X8 has a very large cache so you're very unlikely to do direct to QLC writes (that are super slow).
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11-29-2022 at 09:04 PM.
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One of the best cheaper portable SSDs in terms of sustained writes, esp for QLC NAND, though only on the 2tb model. The 1tb and the X6 line have caches that are too small. The 2tb X8 has a very large cache so you're very unlikely to do direct to QLC writes (that are super slow).
It gets smaller and smaller as the space gets filled up. Why buy this crap for $10 or so less when you can get TLC drives (SanDisk Extreme v2 or Samsung T7 Shield).
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11-29-2022 at 11:11 PM.
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As others have mentioned, if you don't really do a lot of large file transfers, this will be fine. I'm constantly moving 200-400gb of files around and speeds drop significantly to where I'm extremely frustrated. https://www.tomshardware.com/revi...able-ssd/3

At around 197GB, write speeds drop down to 100mbps. That number might be even less when the drive is full.

If you're not using sustained writes and deal with more regular file sizes, this will be fine.
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11-30-2022 at 07:54 AM.
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I have one and it definitely gets warm but not hot enough to be untouchable.
I can use it as a handwarmer when fishing in winter. Thanks!
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11-30-2022 at 09:18 AM.
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I paid $124 for this in Feb. 2021. I like it.
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11-30-2022 at 09:38 AM.
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Quote from BeepBopBeep :
Is this better than Samsung T7 rugged which is available for 149 on Amazon?

I am trying to buy an external SSD for XBOX X
I use a 2.5" sized SSD in an enclosure with my Xbox and it works well. I've read too many issues with these really small form factor SSDs, so I suggest you go with the same thing I did.

A 2TB Samsung 870 Evo is $160 right now and probably has much better performance. Enclosures cost around $10 - $15.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QB93S6R/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/
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11-30-2022 at 09:43 AM.
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Avoid sandisk, they get really hot. To the point that you can't hold it during heavy use. YouTube the issue and you'll see it.
I have to agree with doboys comment, SanDisk gets very hot on big file transfers,

Samsung doesn't get hot but it does get lukewarm. I also feel like Samsung has better transfer speeds on sustained writes.
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