Get back-to-school ready with this 4TB SSD and save $270

Crucial X6 4TB Portable SSD
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We know what you're thinking. Who on earth needs a 4TB SSD? Creatives do – and this super portable pebble from Crucial just got a colossal price cut down from $449.99 to just $179.99, saving you $270 at Amazon. If you're in the UK you can bag a bargain too, with -59% off at Amazon bringing the price to just £168.78

The Crucial X6 portable SSD is compatible with most next-gen consoles, as well as PC, Mac, and Android devices. The perfect companion for commuting, this storage giant is actually teeny tiny and will allow you to access your media with ease. 

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Was:
$449.99 (supposedly)
Now:
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Save: $270

Overview: Great for gamers on the go, especially those with gaming laptops, as well as content creators and photographers, this is an amazing price for the sheer amount of storage on offer. Forget paying for the cloud, you'll be all set with this SSD. 

Key features: The SSD comes in a USB-Type C format, and boasts transfer speeds 5.6x faster than most traditional HDDs (according to the manufacturer). It can supposedly also withstand a drop from 6.5 feet and is resistant to vibrations, and extreme temperatures. 

Release date: March 2021. 

Price history: The highest price this SSD was ever listed for on Amazon was $489.99 in March 2021 (around the time of release), and £448.98 in the UK. Last month we saw the lowest-ever recorded price for this SSD which was $169.99, but this only lasted for a few days. 

Current price: <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1625509-REG/crucial_ct4000x6ssd9_4tb_x6_portable_ssd.html/overview?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">B&H: $179.99 | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6457936&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fcrucial-x6-se-4tb-external-usb-c-usb-a-portable-ssd-black%2F6457936.p%3FskuId%3D6457936&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Best Buy: $179.99

Review consensus: We're yet to review this SSD for ourselves, but we do have a pretty extensive guide to the <a href="https://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-external-hard-drives-and-ssds-for-mac-and-pc" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">best external hard drives featuring picks that we have tested. Our sister site, Tom's Hardware, gave this SSD a go last August, and found it to be mediocre with a measly 2.5 stars. They did however praise the large capacity in a small package element and said it's more reliable than what you get with a portable hard drive. So there's that.   

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Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.