TEST: Crucial X8 2TB external SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the external SSD X8 with 2TB (CT2000X8SSD9) from Crucial.
Score
1083
Price/GB
0,09 €


Technical data
Image X8
Manufacturer Crucial
Model number CT2000X8SSD9
Storage capacity 2048 GB (1861 GiB)
pSLC-Cache >300 GB approx.
Read speed 1050 MB/s
Write speed 1050 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbit/s)
Connection USB Typ C
Price ca. 188 USD (= 0,09 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
51 %
Write speed
49 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 1083 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Crucial X8 2TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
945,38 MB/s
905,45 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
26,68 MB/s
88,27 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
258,43 MB/s
323,69 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,082 ms
0,210 ms
Score
380
502
Total score
1083

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of January 31, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Crucial X8 2TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
622,36 MB/s
3,69 s
Program
many small files
430,94 MB/s
16,33 s
Game
small and large files
569,45 MB/s
12,13 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the SSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 1050MB/s and 1050MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Crucial X8 2TB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Crucial X8 2TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1052,18
1014,20
SEQ1M
Q1T1
830,87
957,97
RND4K
Q32T16
297,53
400,26
RND4K
Q1T1
38,12
96,69

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.003,40
967,20
SEQ1M
Q1T1
792,40
913,60
RND4K
Q32T16
72.639,90
97.719,50
RND4K
Q1T1
9.306,40
23.604,70

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7.958,17
8.251,66
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.261,59
1.094,01
RND4K
Q32T16
7.041,27
5.234,22
RND4K
Q1T1
107,33
42,24

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases. A test file of 300 GB was written to the medium. The exact cache size could not be determined, because the test file did not exhaust the cache (brought it to the limit).At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 1003 MB/s and written with 973 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Crucial X8 2TB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Crucial external SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Crucial X8 2TB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Crucial external SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Crucial X8 2TB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Crucial external SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Crucial X8 2TB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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