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Crucial X10 Pro 2TB External SSD

Rating: 8.5.

Launched at the same time as the X9 Pro, Crucial's X10 Pro is its faster sibling using a full-speed USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 interface and is Crucial's fastest external SSD to date. Currently on sale for just under £180, it's time to put this drive through its paces and see what it brings to the table.

The X10 Pro comes in three capacities; 1TB, 2TB (the drive we are reviewing here) and a flagship 4TB model. Powered by a Silicon Motion SM2320 controller running at its full USB 3.2 Gen2 x 2 speed, 20Gbps (the X9 has it running at USB 3.2 Gen2 x 1 (10Gbps), the drive uses Micron's B47R 176-Layer 3D TLC NAND.

Crucial rate the drive as up to 2,100MB/s for reads and up to 2,000MB/s for writes. The X10 Pro comes with both 256‐bit AES hardware encryption and password protection. It has an IP55 rating for water/dust protection and can survive a drop of 2 meters, but only on a carpeted surface and let's be honest it would be a really big shock if it couldn't.

Crucial back the X10 Pro with a 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities: 2TB.
  • NAND Components: Micron B47R 176-Layer 3D TLC NAND.
  • NAND Controller: Silicon Motion SM2320.
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 (20Gbps).
  • Form Factor: external.
  • Dimensions: 65 x 50 x 10mm.
  • Drive Weight: 38g.

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