Crucial P5 2Tb SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Crucial's P5 works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Read below about this NVMe here.

Crucial P5 2Tb SSD tech review

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

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with sequential read speeds 3400 MB/s, and maximum write speeds 3000 Mbps.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty that limited by endurance 938 Total Bytes Written. The P5 has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 2 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) 938
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

Crucial P5 2Tb support PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 3000 Mb/s, that is average value for this expansion standard. The Crucial P5 can write 938 TBW, that is poor in comparison with nearest competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, Crucial P5 2Tb is a well-rounded SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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FAQ

The Crucial P5 has LPDDR4 DRAM. DRAM makes SSD faster, but more expensive.

The Crucial P5 2Tb due to the high density of memory chips you need to install of extra heat sink. This lower temperature of the controller and memory. Some motherboards already has additional cooling below and above the storage for improving performance during heavy loads.

The Crucial P5 has write speed 3000 Mb per second, sequential read speed 3400 Mb per second. Storage works on Micron DMO1B2 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND memory type is Micron TLC.
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