Micron’s Sister brand, Crucial, has released their new SSD series, P5 Plus. The SSD is here to cater to the increasing demand for quick data processing.
The P5 Plus series utilizes Micron’s own 176-layer 3D TLC NAND. It can provide a read speed of up to 6,600 MB/sec, while the sequential writes speed can go as high as 5,000 MB/sec, depending on your SSD capacity. The series is offered in three capacities:500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, but the last two can achieve maximum sequential reads/writes speeds. The 500GB variant can provide the maximum sequential read speeds, but the write speeds are limited to 3,000 MB/sec.
Micron says that 500GB, 1TB, and the 2Tb variants are priced at $107.99, $179.99, and $367.99, respectively A 5-year warranty is provided with all the variants. The P5 SSDs can be purchased from Crucial. The company’s retail partners will soon receive the product.
After the announcement for support of user-replaceable SSDs in the latest PlayStation 5 beta software update, the PCIe 4 SSD has gained people’s interest. The PlayStation 5 can support SSDs ranging in size from 250GB to 4TB, with a minimum sequential read speed of 5,500 MB/sec.
Moreover, Sony highly recommend customers to install a heatsink on the SSD to maintain the temperatures, HotHardware approached Micron to check whether the new P5 Plus series will be compatible with PlayStation 5 and they were told that it “meets the requirements of the specs Sony has provided” but that it has not been officially certified/validated for the system.