Crucial P1 500GB M.2 Type 2280 SSD Review @ Madshrimps

I was super excited when Crucial annoucned their first NVMe based M.2 drive.  It finally ment we could get NVMe performance without having to bow to the Samsung engine or pay through the nose for enterprise ready drives from Intel.  

It also marked a time when NVMe controllers were finally being opening up to other drive makers. 

Judging by the transfer speeds, we are dealing with a decent mainstream SSD at quite low sale prices, thanks to the newer QLC technology. As we have seen before with TLC SSDs, the P1 does rely on the RAM cache and SLC cache for delivering higher read/write performance but as soon as this fills up, the overall speeds will drop. The performance drop will be mostly visible when we do write very large files to the drive at once, a scenario not frequently found when used in consumer workstations.

Be sure to check out our review of the Crucial P1.  The performance wasn't draw dropping but for the price, performance and storage capacity you can't complain.  

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