Crucial has introduced its latest T700 PCIe Gen5 NVMe SSDs that promise lightning-fast speeds of up to 12.4 TB/s. The company has now made these drives available for pre-order and customers can purchase the 1 TB T700 PCIe Gen5 NVMe SSD for $209.99 US, the 2 TB variant for $339.99 US, and the 4 TB variant for $599.99 US. These SSDs will be on sale in retail stores starting from May 30th, and buyers can also opt for the same drives with a heatsink for a small additional fee of $30 US.
Regarding the technical specifications, the upcoming Crucial T700 Gen5 NVMe SSDs will be equipped with the M.2 2280 form factor and the standard NVMe 2.0 PCIe Gen 5 x4 interface. They will be available in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB capacities with a maximum speed of 12.4 GB/s (Sequential Read) and 11.8 GB/s (Sequential Write). These speeds are significantly faster than the majority of Gen 5 drives currently available, which have a maximum speed of 10 GB/s Read and 9.5 GB/s Write. The T700 Gen5 SSDs will come in both a Non-heatsink and Heatsink option, but will not include an active-fan cooler, which means that users need not worry about additional noise from their PC when operating these drives.
Crucial delves deeper into the heatsink design of the T700 Gen5 NVMe SSDs, which incorporates a double-sided PCB with specialized thermal materials, a nickel-plated copper bottom plate, and an aluminum plate, all cleverly designed to enhance airflow. The sleek and efficient design of the heatsink ensures optimal cooling performance for the SSD.
Crucial’s T700 PCIe Gen5 NVMe SSD is being promoted as the “World’s Fastest Gen5 NVMe SSD,” specifically tailored for high-performance activities like gaming, video editing, and photo editing. Partners for this product include big names like AMD, NVIDIA, and ASUS. The Crucial T-Series product line will incorporate Micron’s 232L NAND and will also comply with Microsoft’s DirectStorage API standards.