Crucial P2 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Specifications

 

Crucial P2 Specifications:

Interface PCIe G3 1×4 / NVMe
Capacities 250GB, 500GB
Sequential read/write 500GB: up to 2300/940MB/s; 250GB: up to 2100/1150MB/s
Warranty/support Limited 5-year warranty

 

The specification of the P2 SSD isn’t maybe so spectacular, but the drive itself has much more to offer than we can see in the table. The maximum bandwidth of 2300MB/s isn’t really high but, at the same time, is more than enough for most users.

The drive arrived with a 0 hours counter and a perfect condition. What you can see below is already after a couple of tests.

Below is also a table with the SMART values from Crucial Storage Executive software. Worth to mention is that Crucial’s software is reading the temperature correctly, while third-party applications have a little problem with that. Since Crucial is adding a functional application, then we can simply use it, especially it has to offer much more.

 

 

Package and its Contents

In the package, we are receiving the P2 drive and the multilingual quick-start guide. Additionally, we can receive data migration software from the Crucial website. Some brands are adding software keys, but in this case, it’s not required.

The package is really small, but it has all the information we need, including the general specification, additional features, and contact with support.

The drive itself is not any different than most other M.2 SSD. It’s based on a typical M.2 2280 PCB and has components only on one side of the PCB. The label tells us the product number and its capacity, so 500GB. There are also logos of safety certificates and some more, but for end-users, it won’t matter much.

Above there are additional photos with installed P2 SSD in the ASUS TUF A15 laptop. Installation is quick and easy, so any upgrade shouldn’t cause issues. To be honest, the hard part in most laptops is to remove the back cover while, after that, it’s straightforward.

The most important for many users is performance, so let’s move to the next page to take a look at our test results.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.