Crucial introduced their X9 Pro and X10 Pro high-performance portable SSDs last month. Based on Silicon Motion's SM2320 native USB flash controller, coupled with Micron's 176L 3D TLC NAND, these SSDs promise performance suitable for power users. The company sent across their 1 GBps-class X9 Pro for review first, followed by the X10 Pro a few weeks later. This review takes an in-depth look at the performance and value proposition of the X9 Pro and how it compares against other 1 GBps-class portable SSDs.

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Cosemi has introduced the industry’s first USB 3.1 Gen 2 hybrid active optical cables (hAOC), which enable USB connectivity over distances upwards of 50 meters. The cables will be...

40 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2019

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The market of USB 3.1 controllers is largely commanded by ASMedia and VIA Labs, who sell the lion’s share of USB 3.1 Gen 2 solutions either as standalone chips...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2018

USB-IF and Fast Charging: New Standard Logo with Wattage Listed

When discussing industry standards, the sexy ones are involved around performance: if you can breathe PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0 into a sentence, people start listening. One of the...

28 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

ASMedia Demos USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 PHY, USB 3.2 Controller Due in 2019

USB IF published the final USB 3.2 specification in September last year and so developers of controllers and physical interfaces (PHY) started to design their solutions supporting the new...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

EVGA Forgoes Driver DVDs: It’s All About The USB Flash Drive

Driver disks of some sort have been part of a PC enthusiast's life as far back as I can remember. Before Windows included drivers, they all came from media...

90 by Joe Shields on 5/18/2018

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The USB 3.0 Promoters Group announced an update to the existing USB 3.1 standard in order to double the maximum possible bandwidth from 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps. This...

31 by Ganesh T S on 7/26/2017

A 15.6-inch USB-C Monitor: The ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC Ready To Launch

After we wrote a news post on the AOC I1659FWUX USB monitor, many of the commenters lamented the fact that the AOC was both thick and heavy, while others...

22 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/24/2017

AOC Releases the I1659FWUX: a 15.6-inch 1080P Portable USB Monitor

AOC have just introduced a new high definition 15.6-inch portable USB monitor for those who need more screen real estate than their laptop can provide without worrying too much...

13 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/12/2017

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