Crucial announced a new SSD storage solution in a press release. With the Crucial P5 Plus NVMe SSD, the manufacturer is raising its range to the current PCIe 4.0 level. Besides, the new generation should enable higher speeds and higher storage densities while at the same time lower power consumption.
Specifically, Crucial promises a sequential read speed of up to 6600MB/s with the new P5 Plus. Compared to the previous generation, this corresponds to an increase of up to 66% in sequential write speed as well as almost a doubling of sequential reads. In addition to the transition to PCIe 4.0, this is also made possible using Micron’s first mass deliveries of 176 NAND layers in the form of 176L 3D TLC NAND. The SSD is controlled by a Micron controller with 8 channels, which is supported by a 1GB RAM cache. Crucial states that the MTTF (meaning uptime to failure) is more than two million hours. Storage capacity is optional 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB. According to the manufacturer, the TBW is about 600 (1 TB model).
Furthermore, the P5 Plus offers 67% higher random reads and 40% faster random write speeds compared to 3rd generation PCIe SSDs. The manufacturer also promises compatibility with 4th generation PCIe systems or a 3rd generation PCIe system upgrade. In addition, the SSD has been tested on various Intel and AMD platforms, including 11th generation Intel Core processors and AMD Ryzen 3000. In addition, according to the manufacturer, the P5 Plus offers backward compatibility with a large number of PCI 3.0 systems. , provided they have an M.2 support form factor for SSDs.
The scope of delivery also includes the company’s Crucial Storage Executive Management software, which should help improve performance, data security, and firmware updates. In addition, a free cloning program is available, which ensures easy installation.
Crucial P5 Plus comes with a 5-year warranty. Prices are currently included 108.28 euros for the 500 GB version, Straight €179.68 for 1TB model as such 368.89 euros for the larger version with 2 TB storage space.
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