Step 1: Connect the Crucial Portable SSD to your computer

Use the USB-C cable that came with your portable SSD will connect it to the USB port in your device. If you have a USB-A port instead, use a USB-A adapter to complete the connection.

Once plugged in, your PC or Mac will recognize the Crucial Portable SSD as a storage device.

Step 2: Save files to the portable SSD

If you are running Windows 10, 8.1, or 7, open “My Computer.” Your Crucial Portable SSD (Crucial X6, Crucial X8, Crucial X9 Pro or Crucial X10 Pro) will appear as a save destination. If you are running MacOS, use the Finder function to access the SSD, which will appear as “Crucial X10 Pro,” etc. Your Crucial Portable SSD will now be available to assign as a destination to drag and drop files or to assign as a save destination.

Step 3: Partition your drive (optional)

Partitioning your SSD will let you to create sections within the drive as separate save destinations. For example, you can partition your drive to create a backup drive and a separate read/write drive. For more details, go to How to Partition an External SSD.

Step 4: Enjoy!