Tuesday, October 16th 2018

Crucial Announces the P1 M.2 NVMe SSD with QLC NAND Flash

Crucial, a leading consumer brand of Micron Technology for memory and storage upgrades, today announced the availability of the Crucial P1 SSD, a PC storage device that leverages the NVMe PCIe interface and Micron's leading-edge QLC technology to deliver fast capacity for less. This is an expansion of Crucial's award-winning portfolio of dependable, high-performing, and affordable SSDs.

The Crucial P1 SSD delivers category-leading, real-world performance. PCMark 8 benchmarks show that the drive is capable of mixed-mode throughputs of up to 565 MB/s, with a composite score of 5,084, which outperforms similar SSDs within the price category. With sequential read/write speeds up to 2,000/1,700 MB/s, the P1 provides unwavering performance via hybrid-dynamic write acceleration, a unique SLC cache implementation. The drive offers an MTTF of 1.8 million hours and an endurance of up to 200 TB total bytes written, with power usage at an active average of 100mW.
Available in capacities up to 1TB, and backed by a five-year limited warranty, the Crucial P1 SSD leverages Micron quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology. By storing four bits in each NAND cell, QLC NAND narrows the affordability gap between hard drives and flash storage, enabling increased speeds and capacities at a more affordable price point.

"We've been using Crucial SSDs in our gaming rigs for the past year and a half," said Patrik Sattermon, Chief Gaming Officer at FNATIC. "The speeds the new P1 NVMe drive offers are impressive, and we look forward to accelerated boot ups and game loads. Plus, with some games now taking almost 100GB of space, the extra storage the new P1 SSD offers is most welcome. We're excited to be installing these drives into our Team FNATIC systems."

"We've been making SSDs for over a decade now, and we've watched computing habits change dramatically over that time," said Teresa Kelley, VP & GM, Micron Consumer Products Group. "The need for more system speed and storage has never been more important than it is today. That's why we've paid special attention to our customers' real-world computing tasks and designed the Crucial P1 SSD to deliver all the performance, capacity, and features they need at an affordable price point."

Easy installation and support
The Crucial SSD Install Guide provides easy-to-follow steps and videos for stress-free installation, and the Acronis True Image HD software helps to migrate data quickly and easily. The Crucial Storage Executive software tool allows users to see how much storage (GB) they've used, download the latest firmware, and improve drive performance.

Advanced features
The P1 SSD offers a range of additional benefits, including:
  • Data loss protection via the Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm
  • Protection from overheating via Adaptive Thermal Monitoring tools
  • Faster writes via Hybrid-Dynamic Write Acceleration technology
  • Data protection at the component level via Redundant Array of Independent NAND
Micron quality
As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, Crucial SSDs are designed and built with the same Micron quality and engineering innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies for 40 years. With thousands of hours of Micron pre-release validation, dozens of SSD qualification tests, and a heritage of award-winning SSDs, the Crucial P1 SSD is backed by a five-year limited warranty.
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14 Comments on Crucial Announces the P1 M.2 NVMe SSD with QLC NAND Flash

#1
W1zzard
500 GB = $110, 1 TB = $220.

Review sample arrived this morning :)
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#2
londiste
W1zzard500 GB = $110, 1 TB = $220.
Sounds too expensive. There are 1GB m.2 NVMe drives with TLC NAND available at this price point.
:/
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#3
Voluman
W1zzard500 GB = $110, 1 TB = $220.

Review sample arrived this morning :)
Yes, waiting :)
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#4
NC37
londisteSounds too expensive. There are 1GB m.2 NVMe drives with TLC NAND available at this price point.
:/
And there are MLC drives in the $300 area. This kind of fills the gap.
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#5
dj-electric
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That's it? 1TB?
C'mon. Time to see 2-4TB drives like these
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#6
Dayman56
Crucial Announces the P1 - "World's First" M.2 NVMe SSD with QLC NAND Flash

wouldn't the worlds first be Intels M.2 660P?
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#7
StrayKAT
dj-electric...

That's it? 1TB?
C'mon. Time to see 2-4TB drives like these
I guess it's a starting point? *shrug*. Intel's 660p isn't much larger. But their QLC enterprise drives are up to 20TB.
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#8
JalleR
StrayKATI guess it's a starting point? *shrug*. Intel's 660p isn't much larger. But their QLC enterprise drives are up to 20TB.
Yes but they dont fit on a m.2 :)
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#9
StrayKAT
JalleRYes but they dont fit on a m.2 :)
True..

In any case, seems like the 660p is about the same. 1TB for $216 at Newegg. But they have a 2TB for $350
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#10
bug
W1zzard500 GB = $110, 1 TB = $220.

Review sample arrived this morning :)
Can't wait to see the results. Though, as usual, you won't be able to look into endurance.
Also, only 1TB? That's a red flag, TLC drives can do better than that already. Maybe you can look into this for us? TIA
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#11
phill
W1zzard500 GB = $110, 1 TB = $220.

Review sample arrived this morning :)
Looking forward to hearing all about it :) Got a lot of time for Crucial SSDs/M.2 :)
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#12
TheLostSwede
dj-electric...

That's it? 1TB?
C'mon. Time to see 2-4TB drives like these
2TB CT2000P1SSD8 (Coming soon) 2,000 1,750
JalleRYes but they dont fit on a m.2 :)
Huh? What's this then?
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#14
StrayKAT
TheLostSwede2TB CT2000P1SSD8 (Coming soon) 2,000 1,750


Huh? What's this then?
I think he meant the enterprise big (20TB) QLCs don't fit on M.2. They're only prototyped on 2.5.
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