Vital, which makes some The best solid state drive, Is preparing the brand’s first PCIe 4.0 SSD.Although it has not yet been officially announced, Crucial P5 Plus (via momomo_us) Can already be booked on Amazon.
It is not surprising that P5 Plus continues to adhere to the M.2 2280 form factor and uses Micron’s 3D NAND chips. However, Amazon did not specify the exact type of NAND used in the drive. Since it is only a list, more details about P5 Plus are still unknown. Fortunately, Amazon provides the basic specifications of the SSD, which allows us to compare it with its PCIe 3.0 counterpart.
According to the Amazon listing, P5 Plus provides sequential read speeds of up to 6,600 MBps and sequential write speeds of up to 5,000 MBps. Of course, this is a major upgrade to P5. The sequential read and write performance of P5 Plus has been improved by 94% and 67% respectively. Despite this, the P5 Plus still lags behind some rival PCIe 4.0 SSDs, which can reach a read speed of 7,000 MBps and a write speed of over 6,000 MBps.
Crucial P5 Plus specifications
|Part Number||capacity||Sequential Read (MBps)||Sequential write (MBps)||Endurance (TBW)||Warranty||price|
|CT2000P5PSSD8||2TB||6,600||5,000||1,200||5 years||USD 367.99|
|CT500P5PSSD8||500GB||6,600||5,000||300||5 years||107.99 USD|
Although P5 Plus is significantly faster than P5, PCIe 4.0 drives are not more durable. Assuming that Amazon’s information is accurate, the battery life of the P5 Plus is the same as that of the P5. This means that the 2TB and 1TB models are rated at 1,200 TBW and 600 TBW, respectively, while the 500GB SKU is only suitable for 300 TBW. In addition, P5 Plus comes with a five-year limited warranty, which is almost the standard for today’s high-end SSDs.
So far, we have not seen a list of 250GB drives, so it seems that Crucial may only offer P5 Plus in three capacities: 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. Unfortunately, the 1TB Amazon page is not yet online, so pricing is still a mystery.
In contrast, the P5 500GB and 2TB are priced at $79.99 and $339.99 respectively.However, the P5 Plus equivalent 107.99 USD with USD 367.99 On Amazon. Therefore, we expect that the price of the 500GB model will increase by 35%, while the price of the 2TB model will only increase by 8%.
You can pre-order Crucial P5 Plus on Amazon today, although Crucial will not release SSDs until August 3.