Crucial has always flown under the radar when it comes to their solid state drives, that is probably when up until now they did not even have a Gen4 solid state drive. That changes with their brand new P5 Plus which boasts speeds of 6600 MB/s read and 5000 MB/s write. Like its predecessor the P5 Plus is a completely in-house drive, so the controller as well as the NAND are made by Crucial / Micron. So we have Micron’s newest 176-layer TLC NAND matched with their proprietary NVMe controller. Is this a drive you should consider? Read on to find out!
The P5 Plus comes in Crucial’s typical retail packaging. On the front it does let us know that it is a PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 solid state drive and our capacity which is 1000 GB (1TB). Crucial also offers the drive in 500GB and 2TB variants as well. Flipping over to the back there is information on how to get started with the drive.
Opening the box up inside you’ll find the P5 Plus drive, a user’s guide, and a small screw to secure it in an open M.2 slot on your motherboard.