There is nothing like a high performance SSD to give your rig a good performance boost; You will notice this from the moment you turn on the computer and see that it boots up much faster, but if you have a gaming PC as well, you will also notice that game load times are drastically reduced. There is no doubt that this is the best update you can do on any PC, especially if it is relatively old and you don’t have an SSD, to give it new life.
Crucial P5, a high performance NVMe SSD
According to the manufacturer, the Crucial P5 is an SSD that redefines the computing experience by delivering an impressive speed of up to 3400MB / s and 3000MB / s of sequential read and write respectively, dramatically improving the performance of a mechanical hard drive or SSD with an interface. SATA 3. It has an M.2 2280 form factor so it is compatible with almost any relatively modern hardware, and uses a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface with NVMe 1.3 protocol.
This SSD is compatible with AES 256-bit hardware encryption, is backed by a five-year warranty, and has a durability of 300 TBW on the 500 GB model, which is the one on sale today. This means you can write 165 GB per day to it every day for 5 years until its durability is exhausted, although if we take into account that an average of 30 GB per day is written on a gaming PC, this means that this SSD would last you without a problem for 25 years, so you will probably remove the rest of the PC before the SSD.
The Crucial P5 uses 96-layer Micron TLC memory chips with a Crucial proprietary controller, and since it has its own LPDDR4 cache and is compatible with all security systems such as ECC or Garbage Collection, this means that ‘In a disaster, you will have an SSD for many, many years.
In that case, yes, be aware that the Crucial P5 does not have its own heat sink (well, the top label is aluminum and something does) and it is quite hot, so it is advisable to use on motherboards equipped with M.2 shielding. to keep it at a better temperature and avoid thermal throttling, or buy a separate heat sink for the same purpose.
Offer price and availability
The Crucial P5 NVMe SSD is now on sale in its model with a capacity of 500 GB, and you can buy it at a discount of 28%, so that its usual price of 98 dollars is reduced to only 71 dollars, this which represents an economy. of 27 dollars which is not bad.