After our tests of the Crucial P1, P2, P5 and P5 Plus, we now have a comparison review of the new Crucial P3 and Crucial P3 Plus SSDs! Today, we will take a look at the new Crucial P3 Plus and Crucial P3 M.2 NVMe SSD series in a test with some benchmark results as well as practical tests and check what the exact differences are.
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The Crucial P3 Plus 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD CT2000P3PSSD8 has a price of approximately 180 Euro (11/2022) at the time of review. The Crucial P3 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD without Plus CT2000P3SSD8 has at the time of review a price of about 160 Euro (11/2022) and are also available in the Crucial Shop.
The Crucial P3 SSD series currently includes the following models:
– Crucial P3 SSD 500GB M.2 CT500P3SSD8/CT500P3SSD8T
– Crucial P3 SSD 1TB M.2 CT1000P3SSD8/CT1000P3SSD8T
– Crucial P3 SSD 2TB M.2 CT2000P3SSD8/CT2000P3SSD8T
– Crucial P3 SSD 4TB M.2 CT4000P3SSD8/CT4000P3SSD8T
The Crucial P3 Plus SSD series currently includes the following models:
– Crucial P3 Plus SSD 500GB M.2 CT500P3PSSD8/CT500P3PSSD8T
– Crucial P3 Plus SSD 1TB M.2 CT1000P3PSSD8/CT1000P3PSSD8T
– Crucial P3 Plus SSD 2TB M.2 CT2000P3PSSD8/CT2000P3PSSD8T
– Crucial P3 Plus SSD 4TB M.2 CT4000P3PSSD8/CT4000P3PSSD8T
The read and write values are specified with different performance depending on the SSD capacity and the lifespan with different TBW (Total Bytes Written) values depending on the capacity. The smallest P3 500GB SSD is specified with 3500MB/s read performance and 1900MB/s, while the Crucial P3 1TB, 2TB and 4TB can achieve a significantly higher write performance of up to 3000MB/s with the same read performance. The smallest P3 Plus 500GB SSD is specified with 4700MB/s read performance and 1900MB/s write performance, while the Crucial P3 Plus 1TB can reach up to 5000MB/s read performance and 3600MB/s write, the Crucial P3 Plus 2TB can reach up to 5000MB/s read performance and 4200MB/s write, and the Crucial P3 Plus 4TB can reach up to 4800MB/s read performance and 4100MB/s write performance.
Overall, the possible read and write performance of the 2TB P3 Plus is thus significantly higher than the P3 SSD, at least if the system requirements are right for it, but more on that in a moment on the Layout, design and features page.
Here you can order the Crucial P3 and Crucial P3 Plus SSD.
The delivery of the Crucial CT2000P3PSSD8 and CT2000P3SSD8 SSD …
The Crucial P3 (pictured left) and Crucial P3 Plus 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD were packaged in a small box, just like the Crucial P5, P2 and P1.
Here you can see the boxes of the three Crucial NVMe SSDs available so far, where the box looked a bit plainer and no SSD was pictured yet.
The backs of the P3 Plus and P3 boxes are identical and show the limited 5-year warranty and also show where to download data transfer software, instructions and firmware updates. Alternatively, we offer some manual guides to SSD cloning in the forum.
This is included in the delivery package …
The blister packs can be easily pulled out of the carton.
The blister packs can be opened and closed comfortably and without scissors. Besides the Crucial P3 or Crucial P3 Plus SSD, a small leaflet with warranty information and an M.2 screw are also included.
Let’s first look at the technical specifications of the two SSDs.
Crucial P3 vs Crucial P3 Plus 2TB M.2 NVMe technical specifications …