Product on Review: P2 SSD & P5 SSD
Street Price: P2 - $65 USD | £63 GBP | $110 AUD (500GB): P5 (1TB): $180 USD | £177 GBP | $299 AUD
The SATA-based SSD market has now become quite stagnant and saturated. Prices have tumbled in recent years which has been great for mainstream users who can benefit from a slice of solid state action. However, with the arrival of AMD and Intel platforms supplying generous allocation for NVMe technology and M.2 pricing having also dropped significantly, never has there been a better time to breach that 550MB/s threshold and benefit from a faster storage drive.
Up for review today are two drives from Crucial which have only recently been unveiled. The P2 and P5 storage drives are both PCIe 3.0-based M.2 SSDs which promise to deliver good value and exceptional performance. The P2 is marketed towards the entry-level division, while the P5 is touted as brand’s fastest SSD to-date claiming to hit 3500MB/s.
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