Page 10 - Conclusion
Crucial aimed to create an external solid state drive that is not only compact, reliable, fast, and can store everything you throw at it with the X6, but also priced competitively that you will not remember how much you have paid for it. Have they achieved this goal? Well, to start off, 2TB capacity is massive to begin with, and even as recent as 2018, 2TB was almost unfathomable for external SSD unless you wanted to pay an astronomical price for it. So check one for the capacity. The Crucial X6 2TB weighs 42g and measures in at 69mm wide, 64mm deep, and 36mm thick, so if you are a fan of it conservative looks, this is a check for form factor. When it comes to performance, this USB 3.1 Type-C SSD delivered as expected for something that has a Serial ATA interface drive inside, and for the vast majority of the users out there, the speed will satisfy your demands. It is obviously not an NVMe-based device, but again, even up until 2019, the X6's performance would have been considered cutting edge. So consider this a check for performance. I cannot speak much on the reliability of this product since I have owned it for only a month, but the company has a great reputation for reliability and it comes with a three-year warranty. Therefore, I will give it a check in this area as well. If there is anything that Crucial can improve on, I will break it down to the following. First, aluminum construction will feel better than the plastic offered. Second, having an activity LED will be very helpful. Third, provide a longer cable. Lastly, include a USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter. I understand you can get one for $3 on the company's website, but I feel like this is just nickel and diming the end user. For about $285 at press time, the Crucial X6 2TB is priced competitively against similar products from other manufacturers. Crucial had a lofty goal set out for the X6, and in my opinion, the company has done well in meeting all of the above.
Crucial provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.6/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The Crucial X6 2TB is an external USB Type-C SSD that is compact, reliable, fast, and can store everything you throw at it without breaking the bank.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 7.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 126.96.36.199
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70