Crucial entered the portable SSD market relatively late, with their X6 and X8 PSSDs being the mainstay for many years. Based on QLC NAND, they were marketed for read-intensive use-cases, though the generous amount of SLC cache ended up delivering good write performance too for mainstream consumers - particularly in the X8. Recently, the company also started focusing on the prosumer / power users market with the launch of the X9 Pro and X10 Pro. Based on Micron's 176L 3D TLC NAND, these drives came with guaranteed write speeds. Earlier this week, the company launched a successor to the Crucial X8 in the same form-factor as that of the recently launched X9 Pro and X10 Pro. The new USB 3.2 Gen 2 Crucial X9 PSSD...

Flash Memory Summit 2018, Micron Keynote Live Blog: QLC Flash

The afternoon keynote session has talks from Micron, SK Hynix, and YMTC, speaking all about future Flash products. This first talk is titled 'QLC Flash: Metting the Challenges of...

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 48: Computex 2018

Wrapping up Computex 2018 with discussions about AMD's Threadripper 2 with 32 cores, Intel's new limited edition Core i7-8086K, and that really odd 28-core 5 GHz demo where Intel...

23 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now