Tuesday, April 21st 2020

Crucial Unveils the P5 High-Performance M.2 NVMe SSDs

Crucial is expanding its P-series M.2 NVMe SSD lineup with the introduction of the P5. Available in capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB, and built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, the drives are still based on PCI-Express gen 3.0 x4 host interface with NVMe 1.3. The P5 implements a DRAM-cache cushioned controller, and 3D TLC NAND flash memory.

Performance on offer includes sequential read speeds of up to 3,400 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 3,000 MB/s (up to 1,400 MB/s writes for the 250 GB model), while Crucial rates endurance (TBW) at 150 TBW for the 250 GB model, 300 TBW for the 500 GB model, 600 TBW for 1 TB, and 1.2 PBW for the 2 TB model. The performance numbers are a class above the P2 or P1 mid-range drives. The drives are backed by 5-year warranties. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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7 Comments on Crucial Unveils the P5 High-Performance M.2 NVMe SSDs

#1
bonehead123
pfff.... 3400/3000mbs....

what exactly is "high-performance" about that anyways...

There are a whole bunch of other drives out there than can meet or beat those speeds, so wtf ???????
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
They could of at least put a small heatsink on it.
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#3
QUANTUMPHYSICS
FreedomEclipse
They could of at least put a small heatsink on it.
Most buyers of m.2 are buying for laptops.

I am actually VERY EXCITED for these. Crucial's prices are typically lower than SAMSUNG and I've had no issues whatsoever out of the MX500 models.

I definitely want a 2TB M.2 for my gaming/travel laptop soon.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
QUANTUMPHYSICS
Most buyers of m.2 are buying for laptops.

I am actually VERY EXCITED for these. Crucial's prices are typically lower than SAMSUNG and I've had no issues whatsoever out of the MX500 models.

I definitely want a 2TB M.2 for my gaming/travel laptop soon.
Do different skus then. Choice is the spice of life.
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#5
Chomiq
FreedomEclipse
They could of at least put a small heatsink on it.
To be fair that sticker is thermally conductive and acts as a heatspreader. Samsung evos use thin copper film stickers.
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#6
bonehead123
QUANTUMPHYSICS
Most buyers of m.2 are buying for laptops.
Says who/since when ??? Please post a link to your data that shows this....

I switched to m.2 drives in all of my desktops (5) way back when they 1st came out & I aint neva, eva goin back to no stinkin spinning rust buckets nor 2.5" slabbers & their stinkin cables/connectors/cages etc... :eek:

And I know at least 100 other desktop owners who have done the same thing... o_O
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QUANTUMPHYSICS
bonehead123
Says who/since when ??? Please post a link to your data that shows this....

I switched to m.2 drives in all of my desktops (5) way back when they 1st came out & I aint neva, eva goin back to no stinkin spinning rust buckets nor 2.5" slabbers & their stinkin cables/connectors/cages etc... :eek:

And I know at least 100 other desktop owners who have done the same thing... o_O
Sealioning doesn't work with me.
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