The P5 Plus 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 PCIe 4.0 NVMe technology, 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 Plus as well as a mounting screw and a small guide with information on where you can get additional help and download the migration and cloning software.
The P5 Plus 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 Plus is one of the first drives to use Micron's new DM02A1 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 Plus, Crucial opted to use Micron's 176-layer (B47R) 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.