This pocket-sized portable SSD can massively boost your PS4 or Xbox storage

Crucial X6 4TB portable SSD
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Crucial has revealed an update to its portable SSD (opens in new tab) line-up that should have photography and even gaming fans clamoring.

The new 4TB version of Crucial’s X6 portable SSD is its highest capacity yet, and what’s more - at just 11 x 69 x 64 mm and weighing 40g, it fits right in your pocket.

Yet in spite of its portability, the new X6 still offers a lot to time and data-hungry users, promising  to deliver a speed of up to 800MB/s - up to 5.6x faster than most traditional HDDs. 

Everything at your fingertips

With the faster speeds of 800MB/s for reading and writing, the Crucial X6  outperforms opponents such as the formidable Samsung T5, which has a transfer speed of 540 MB/s.

Crucial first launched the X6 portable SSD last year, promising a high-capacity external drive that will play nice with the USB-C connector on your laptop.

Inside the new 4TB SSD is a USB 3.2 Gen-2 that looks like a connection protocol between the drive and computer, providing a faster speed of up to 10Gb/s. Because it supports Windows, macOS, and Android OS, the storage device works with almost every PC and gaming console, including the PS4 and Xbox One.

If you have a USB-C port on your laptop, the device is ready to use - and for those with a USB-A port, you can add an extra adapter. 

When it comes to durability, the Crucial X6 Portable SSD can survive  a 6.5-foot drop thanks to its shock and vibration resistance, and also boasts “extreme” temperature resistance, along with a three year warranty. 

Sadly the Crucial X6 4TB Portable SSD is currently sold out on Amazon (opens in new tab), but is available directly from the company here (opens in new tab).