The T705 comes in a small, blue and gray box. Along with a picture of the drive, the packaging advertises a number of its key features including its 2TB capacity, support for PCIe Gen5 NVMe technology, maximum read speed and 5 year warranty. Inside, you'll find the T705 as well as a small guide with information on where you can get additional help and download the migration and cloning software.

Physical Features:

The T705 uses the 2280 form factor for M.2 (NGFF) SSDs. The heatsink-equipped version measures 80.01 x 23.37 x 9.65mm and tips the scales at around 35g. The drive also has an "M key" edge connector which provides PCIe SSDs with up to 4x lanes of bandwidth.

This heatsink wraps entirely around the drive and is attached using hex screws. While this ensures a solid fit, it also adds to the overall width of the drive. Compared to the heatsink-less T700, this one is about 1mm wider. This doesn't sound like much. However, you will want to make sure that the card doesn't hit a PCI slot or any of the other components on your motherboard. With the heatsink's increased height (about 18mm), you'll also want to be careful that it doesn't interfere with your video card if your motherboard's M.2 slot is below it.

Like the T700, the T705 uses Phison's PS5026-E26 controller. Manufactured using TSMC 12nm process technology, this PCIe 5.0 x4 NVMe 2.0 controller is equipped with two ARM Cortex R5 cores and has 8 NAND channels with 32 chip enables (CE) per channel. The E26 also offers support for 3D TLC/QLC NAND flash and features end-to-end data path protection, thermal throttling, SmartECC technology and Phison's fifth generation low-density parity-check (LDPC) ECC algorithm for improved drive reliability.

For the 2TB version of the T705, Crucial opted to use Micron's 232-Layer B58R 3D TLC NAND flash. If you'd remove the heatsink, you'd see that there are two 512GB NAND flash packages on either side the PCB. The drive also has a single 2GB Micron LPDDR4 DRAM chip that is used for caching.