Crucial P2 Specifications:
|Interface||PCIe G3 1×4 / NVMe|
|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.