Model: Crucial P5 Plus with Heatsink 1TB PCIe 4.0 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 quietly released a new version of its award winning P5 Plus SSD. Now available with an integrated heatsink, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Micron's own DM02A1 controller and is available with up to 2TB of their industry-leading 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. The P5 Plus also includes advanced features like full dynamic write acceleration, error correction, full hardware-based encryption, adaptive thermal protection and support for Microsoft's DirectStorage for faster gaming load times. To top it all off, the drive is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 interface and is capable of 6,600 MB/s read and 5,000 MB/s write speeds.

The P5 Plus with heatsink is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. For this review, Crucial sent us the 1TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 6,600 MB/s sequential read and 5,000 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 630,000 random read and 700,000 random write IOPS.

   Crucial P5 Plus with Heatsink 1TB PCIe 4.0 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number CT1000P5PSSD5
Capacity 1TB
Flash Type Micron 176-layer (B47R) 3D TLC NAND
Controller Micron DM02A1
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4

Sequential Read 6,600 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 5,000 MB/s Max
Random Read 630,000 IOPS
Random Write 700,000 IOPS

MTTF 2 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 600TB

Temperature (Operating) 0 ºC to 70 ºC

Other Features
Integrated heatsink
Dynamic write acceleration
Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)
Multistep data integrity algorithms
Adaptive thermal protection
Integrated power loss immunity
Active garbage collection
TRIM support
NVMe standard Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)
Error Correction Code (ECC)
NVMe Autonomous Power State Transition (APST)
Device sleep support
Full-drive encryption capable (TCG OPAL 2.0)
Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
Supports Microsoft DirectStorage
Works with PS5
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the heatsink-equipped version of the P5 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 P5 Plus have what it takes? Can it deliver the performance and features that we've come to expect from Crucial?  Keep reading as we find out.

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