Crucial X9 Pro 4TB Portable SSD Review – Incredible Capacity in a Compact Design

Portable storage is something so many overlook, at least until it is too late.  It’s importance cannot be overstated as so many have learned valuable lessons much too late.  Myself…my laptop dropped out of my hand on a Military base far too many years ago resulting in the loss of close to a year in weapons establishments surveys, along with the report and justification to redesign those facilities security systems. In today’s dollars, that would easily be a million+ dollar loss and all because I had no backup at the time.  Backup wasn’t the norm back then.

I’d like to say so much has changed but it hasn’t.  Secondary storage is still a secondary thought and totals millions, if not billions of dollars in loss annually.  Let’s center in on the basic consumer though.  What is on your computer?  E-mail?  taxes and other financial docs?  Pictures that can’t be replaced?  Videos?  We have become so complacent in today’s world of much more reliable storage that we still overlook backing up our data with the belief that it could never happen to me.  Crucial is trying to change that with their Crucial X9 Pro Portable SSD.

The Crucial X9 Pro is a very compact portable storage device available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, and is one of the smallest storage devices we have seen to date.  It is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 device that is capable of speeds up to 1050MB/s read and write, when using its attached 9″ Type-C to Type C-C cable and attached to a compatible Type-C port on ones system.


The X9 Pro has built in 256-bit AES hardware encryption and data can be password protected, and is also IP55 water and dust rated with drop-proof durability of 7.5ft/2m. It is Windows, Mac, Android, iPad, PC and Linux compatible and the only thing one needs to concern themselves with is if  they will be using this with an older USB 3 Type-A PC port or a newer Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 which comes standard on most systems today.  If using it on an older system, the Adapter Bundle package is $10 more and comes with a Type-C to Type-A adapter.


The Crucial X9 Pro measures only 65x50mm and easily fits in the palm of ones hand.  It is constructed of a solid frame and has a soft touch exterior rubber feel.  It contains a lanyard hole so one can literally connect this to their key chain and, the inside of that lanyard opening is an LED which is solid white when connected and flashes when data is being moved.

The X9 Pro is available on Amazon and listed at $84 (1TB), $123 (2TB) and $219 for the 4TB version with a $10 jump if you need the Adapter Bundle. Check Amazon pricing.

Let’s jump to the next page and check out the Crucial X9 Pro performance that we obtained…

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