Crucial P2 500Gb SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Crucial's P2 SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Detailed characteristics of this SSD in our article.

Crucial P2 500Gb SSD tech review

P2 (500Gb) produced by Crucial is powered by Phison E13 controller. The P2 comes equipped with Micron TLC flash memory. SSD besides, available in 250 Gb capacity.

Performance and benchmarks

Drive works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with maximum read speeds 2300 MB/s, and write speeds 1150 Mbps. P2 has IOPS 295000 on reading and 430000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Crucial give 5 years warranty period limited by 300 TBW.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison E13
Memory type Micron TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 2300
Write speed (Mb/s) 1150
Read IOPS 295000
Write IOPS 430000
Endurance (TBW) 300
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

P2 (500Gb) produced by Crucial support PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The write speed is 1150 Mbps, that is slower than has most of rivals. The SSD provide possibility to write 300 TBW, that is not very much compared to closest competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, Crucial P2 500Gb has more disadvantages and we strongly do not advise to spend money for it.

+ Pros

  • None

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

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FAQ

The Crucial P2 has no dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) or information about it is unknown. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive work faster, but more expensive.

The P2 500Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to work with no extra cooling systems. Some motherboards already has thermal pads above or below the SSD to enhance performance during heavy loads.

The Crucial P2 has write speed 1150 Mb/s, maximum read speed 2300 Mb/s. It operate on Phison E13 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is Micron TLC.
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