Crucial’s P5 has been their flagship NVMe SSD for a while now and it was pushing the limited of PCIe Gen 3.0 but with AMD having PCIe Gen 4 for a while now and Intel catching up on that as well more and more people can potentially put a faster Gen 4 drive to use so Crucial recently introduced their new P5 Plus drive which has upgraded its interface to PCIe Gen 4. Today I’m going to check out the 1TB P5 Plus drive and see how it performs in our test suite compared to a mix of gen 3 and gen 4 drives then we will see where Crucial has the new drives priced to see how they fit in the market. Is the P5 Plus the drive you should be looking at for your next build? Let’s find out!

Product Name: Crucial P5 Plus 1TB

Review Sample Provided by: Crucial

Written by: Wes Compton

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Capacities Available

500GB, 1TB, 2TB

Part Number

500GB – CT500P5PSSD8
1TB - CT1000P5PSSD8
2TB – CT2000P5PSSD8


NVMe (PCIe Gen 4 x4)

Form factor

M.2 (2280)

Sequential Read

6600 MB/s

Sequential Write

5000 MB/s


Micron 3D NAND

SSD Endurance (TBW)

500GB – 300TB
1TB - 600TB
2TB – 1200TB

Reliability (MTTF)

2 million hours

Operating Temperature

0 °C to 70 °C

Advanced Features

Dynamic write


• Redundant array of

independent NAND


• Multistep data integrity


• Adaptive thermal


• Integrated power loss


• Active garbage collection

• TRIM support

• NVMe standard selfmonitoring and reporting

technology (SMART)

• Error correction code


• NVMe autonomous

power state transition

(APST) support

• Device sleep support

• Full-drive encryption

capable (TCG OPAL 2.0)


5 Years Limited Warranty



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