Crucial T705 Gen5 Solid State Drive Review

About a year ago we took a look at our first PCI-Express 5.0 or Gen5 solid state drive, the Crucial T700. At the time this was the fastest drive we’ve ever tested, but it still did not take full advantage of what Phison’s E26 controller could do. We actually got a real preview of what this controller could do when Phison sent us their PS5026-E26 Max14um preview drive a couple of months ago. Now it is Crucial’s turn with their new T705. This Gen5 drive makes use of Phison’s PS5026-E26 controller teamed with 232-Layer Micron TLC NAND and a pretty modest passive heatsink. Crucial has really optimized this drive so it is rated for 14,500 MB/s read and 12,700 MB/s write! Let’s take a look and see what it can do!

Special thanks to Crucial for providing us with the T705 Gen5 Solid State Drive to review.


Interface: PCIe Gen 5.0 x4, NVMe 2.0
SSD Endurance (TBW): 1200TB
Form factor: M.2 (2280)
SSD series: T705
Capacity: 2TB
Sequential Read: 14,500 MB/s
Sequential Write: 12,700 MB/s
Warranty: 5-year limited warranty


The T705 comes in a very nice retail package with a picture of the drive on the front. We received the Limited Edition version of the drive that does come with a white heatsink.

Crucial T705 Gen5 Solid State Drive

Also on the front of the package it does let us know the capacity which is 2TB. Now the Limited Edition version of the drive is only available in 2TB, but the normal version of the drive will be available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB versions. Flipping the package over to the back there is some information on the drive in a handful of different languages.

Crucial T705 Gen5 Solid State Drive

Getting everything out of the box you’ll find the T705 drive and a user’s guide.

Crucial T705 Gen5 Solid State Drive

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