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Crucial's X6 Portable SSD Offers 1TB of Storage for Just $60 (Save $50)

Score this spacious external drive at an all-time low price.

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Your laptop is probably full of a ton of important information, so having a backup of your data is essential. If your device was ever to crash or break, you could risk losing photos, videos or key documents if they're not stored anywhere else. You can help avoid that situation by investing in an external hard drive, and Crucial makes a variety of popular options. Right now, its X6 SSD with 1 terabyte of space is down to just $60 at Amazon making it a no-brainer buy if you're in need of some extra storage. That's $50 off its regular price and its biggest direct price drop to date. That price is being matched at Best Buy and B&H and, if you need more storage, the 2TB model is also on sale at $120.

The Crucial X6 earned a spot on our list of the best hard drives due to its balance of features and affordability. It doesn't offer the fastest transfer speeds -- though its 800Mbps top speed is hardly slow -- but you can get a much higher capacity X6 for less than faster SSDs of the same size. And it's faster than a spinning-disk hard drive, regardless.

The X6 is a compact storage solution that is small enough to fit in your pocket or be thrown in your purse or laptop bag when you're on the go. It's durable, too, having been tested to ensure it can withstand a 6.5-foot drop as well as being resistant to shocks, vibrations and extreme temperatures.


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