Crucial P5 1Tb SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Crucial's P5 internal SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Read below about this NVMe in our article.

Crucial P5 1Tb SSD tech review

Crucial's 1Tb P5 NVMe SSD use Micron DMO1B2 controller. This NVMe has DRAM LPDDR4 DRAM to keep a map of where data is located on the NVMe SSD. The P5 comes equipped with Micron TLC flash memory. SSD also available in three capacities: 500 Gb, 2 Tb and 250 Gb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with sequential read speeds 3400 MB/s, and maximum write speeds equals to 3000 MB/s.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years warranty period limited by 675 Total Bytes Written. The P5 has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Micron DMO1B2
Memory type Micron TLC
DRAM LPDDR4 DRAM
Read speed (Mb/s) 3400
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS n/a
Write IOPS n/a
Endurance (TBW) 675
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

P5 (1Tb) produced by Crucial support PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4. The sequential write speed is 3000 Mbps, that is average value for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe SSD has endurance 675 TBW, that is bad compared to rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, Crucial P5 1Tb is a well-rounded drive.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Crucial P5 1TB - NVMe M.2 SSD Review

FAQ

The Crucial P5 has LPDDR4 DRAM. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes drive faster, but more expensive.

The P5 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips can run without additional heat sinks. Some laptops or motherboards designed with additional cooling below or above the drive for better performance during heavy loads.

The Crucial P5 1Tb has maximum write speed 3000 Mbps, maximum read speed 3400 Mbps. It run on Micron DMO1B2 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Micron TLC.
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