Micron has unveiled its new range of high performance SSD drives, the Crucial P5 series, aimed at the general consumer market. All the models that make up this series use the M.2 format and PCIE interface under NVME protocol to offer transfer speeds that have nothing to envy to other more expensive models: up to 3,400 MB / s in sequential reading and up to 3,000 MB / s in sequential writing.
These are very good values that are maintained in almost all the models that make up the series of Crucial P5 SSDs from Micron, with the only exception of the 250 GB version, which maintains 3,400 MB / s in sequential reading speed but reduces at 1,400 MB / s the sequential write speed. It is an important drop, but in any case it continues to offer a very good value, especially if we consider its price, 55 dollars.
I know what you are thinking, that to get that low price Micron has had to use NAND Flash QLC memory in these new SSDs. Well no, the company has confirmed that all units use NAND Flash TLC memory, good news since, as many of our readers will know, this type of memory is characterized by storing three bits per cell instead of four like QLC memory, which translates into a longer useful life.
The SSD you need to update your PC
The new high-performance SSDs that Micron has introduced under the Crucial P5 series are shaping up to be an excellent upgrade to upgrade, or mount, a PC and prepare it for the arrival of new generation consoles. Those of you who read to us on a daily basis already know that Xbox Series X will have an SSD running at 2,400 MB / s, while the PS5 SSD will reach 5,500 MB / s.
When both consoles arrive developers will make more intensive use of high performance SSDs, these they will start to be used optimally and will make an increasing difference. It won’t be impossible to play with an HDD or a SATA III SSD, but having a high-performance PCIE SSD will make an important difference, and thanks to the Crucial P5 we can prepare ourselves to face that transition without having to make a large investment.
As we have said the 250 GB model will cost $ 55. We don’t have details on the price of the other models, but you can expect the 500GB version to cost less than $ 90 and the 1TB and 2TB versions to be around $ 140 and $ 250. All models have a lifespan of over two million hours and are backed by five years warranty.