Crucial P2 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Here are the technical data according to the manufacturer …

Manufacturer Crucial
Article number CT500P2SSD8
Capacity 500GB (NAND)
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe
Cache not available
Controller Phison PS5013-E13-31
Flash Typ Micron 64 Layer 3D TLC NAND – Triple-Level-Cell
Size M.2 2280 (80 x 22 x 3.5mm)
Weight approx. 10 grams
Speed Read up to 2300MB/s / write up to 940MB/s
MTBF 1.5 million hours, 300 TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to approx. 165 GB per day for 5 years.
Miscellaneous SMART Support – Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology, TRIM support, RAIN (Redundant Array of Independent NAND), Dynamic Write Acceleration, APST (NVMe Autonomous Power State Transition), Adaptive Thermal Protection, Active Garbage Collection, Integrated Power Loss Immunity, Multistep Data Integrity Algorithms.

Here is a screenshot of the Crucial P2 SSD data The Crucial SSD has been equipped with a temperature sensor, like the previous Micron SSDs, which can be queried with the Crucial Storage Executive software. By the way, temperatures above 40°C are even in idle on M.2 SSDs and temperatures well over 50°C are not uncommon under load, but we’ll go into the M.2 temperatures again on the practical testing page.

Crucial P2 500GB M.2 NVMe Layout, design and features …