The P5 comes in a small, blue and white box. While there aren't a lot of technical details, the packaging advertises some of the drive's key features including its 1TB capacity, support for NVMe, and 5 year warranty. The back of the box also has a small window that lets you see the drive and view the QR code on it. Inside, you'll find the P5 as well as a small guide with information on where you can get additional help and download the migration and cloning software.
The P5 uses the 2280 form factor for M.2 (NGFF) SSDs. It measures 22 x 80 x 2.25 mm and tips the scales at less than 8g. The drive also has an "M key" edge connector which provides PCIe SSDs with up to 4x lanes of bandwidth.
The P5 is one of the first drives to use Micron's new DM01B2 controller. Not much is known about this controller aside from that it was designed in house, has eight channels and supports hardware-based encryption.
For the 1TB version of the P5, Crucial opted to use Micron's 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. If you'd remove the sticker, you'd see that there are two 512GB NAND flash packages on the top of the PCB. The drive also has a single 1GB Micron LPDDR4 DRAM chip that is used for caching.