Model: Crucial P3 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Crucial
Provided By: Crucial

Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. The company's product lineup includes award-winning solid state drives (SSDs) and computer memory upgrades (DRAM) for more than 50,000 systems. These products have been qualified and approved by major original equipment manufacturers and every single module has been rigorously tested at the component and module level. Each SSD also undergoes over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing and hundreds of qualification tests to ensure optimal reliability and performance.

Earlier this year, Crucial added two new NVMe SSDs to its product lineup. In addition to the Gen3 P3, the company launched its latest Gen4 NVMe SSD, the P3 Plus. Designed to meet the needs of consumers, professionals, creators and gamers, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Phison's PS5012-E21T controller and is available with up to 4TB of Micron's industry-leading 176-layer 3D QLC NAND flash. The P3 Plus also includes features like dynamic write acceleration, Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN), multistep data integrity algorithms and adaptive thermal protection to keep your data safe while enhancing system reliability and performance. To top it all off, the drive is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 interface and is capable of 5,000 MB/s read and 4,200 MB/s write speeds.

The P3 Plus is available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities. For this review, Crucial sent us the 2TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 5,000 MB/s sequential read and 4,200 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 680,000 random read and 800,000 random write IOPS.

   Crucial P3 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number CT2000P3PSSD8
Capacity 2TB
Flash Type Micron 176-layer 3D QLC NAND
Controller Phison PS5012-E21T
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4

Sequential Read 5,000 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 4,200 MB/s Max
Random Read 680,000 IOPS
Random Write 800,000 IOPS

MTTF 1.5 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 440TB

Temperature (Operating) 0 ºC to 70 ºC

Other Features
Host memory buffer (HMB)
Dynamic write acceleration
Redundant array of independent NAND (RAIN)
Multistep data integrity algorithm
Adaptive thermal protection
Integrated power loss immunity
Active garbage collection
TRIM support
Self-monitoring and reporting technology (SMART)
Error correction code (ECC)
Device sleep support
Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the P3 Plus has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Crucial's new PCIe 4.0 SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the P3 Plus have what it takes? More importantly, is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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