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Posted 6 May 2023

Crucial P3 Plus 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 NVMe Internal SSD - Up to 5000MB/s - £94.02 @ Amazon

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Price drop from £97.99 to £94.02 22/05

Been using in a ps5 and works great. Although slightly slower than the recommend never had an issu!

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About this item
  • NVMe (PCIe Gen4 x4) technology with up to 5000MB/s sequential reads, random read/write 680K/850K IOPS
  • Spacious storage up to 4TB
  • Performs up to 43% faster than the fastest Gen3 NVMe SSDs
  • Rated at MTTF greater than 1.5 million hours for extended longevity and reliability
  • Backward compatibility with Gen3


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  1. GR2's avatar
    This or the P5 with heatsink for £123 directly from crucial?

    Any noticeable difference in speed?
    jextwah's avatar
    jextwah Author
    Only in benchmarks to be honest, in real world gaming the difference is negligible in 99% of scenarios
  2. Big.Wayne's avatar
    Nobody mentioned the Crucial P3 Plus is a QLC drive with a lower 440TBW.

    Last week we had people calling the Kingston NV2 utter garbage and that has a higher 640TBW on the 2TB model. It's nice that everyone is calmer now about endurance rating. Even the low 440TBW on the P3 Plus will still allow it to write 1TB of data every week for over eight years before it runs out of Endurance.

    To kill this drive before the 5-year warranty runs out you would have to write 2TB of data every week for over four years but who does that? (edited)
    DenissB's avatar
    Windows defrag app wil easily achieve this
  3. The.Fat.Cat's avatar
    Awful deal, what is it with people here loving overpriced Crucial QLC NAND DRAM-less drives?
    This one hot because it's Gen4?
    Get the NV2 for less...

    Better still, buy a TLC NAND DRAM-less drive for less?

    Laptop/PC users -
    £2 more gets you a MUCH better TLC drive with DRAM (gen3)-
    amazon.co.uk/Sam…8-3 (edited)
    zworlds's avatar
    Start writing English properly and stop using CAPS.
  4. GR2's avatar
    Any recommendation on heatsink to use with PS5, or is one really needed?
    sohailh1984's avatar
    I got the space grey in one of these (£1 cheaper than other colours) - easy to apply to the ssd and fits perfectly

    QIVYNSRY M.2 Heatsink NVME 2280 SSD Heat Sink Support Single Double Sided M2 SSD Cooling with Thermal Silicone Pads Cooler for Computer PC PS5 PCIE NVME or NGFF SATA M.2 SSD Installation, Black amzn.eu/d/7…YYN
  5. pontyslapper's avatar
    Going to sound like such a noob, but not had much to do with the M2 SSD things yet - still running old SATA stuff and this is an upgrade for the newest lappy on the work fleet.

    Will this one work with a Thinkpad P15s Gen2 (Intel)?? Or is the one that @The.Fat.Cat mentions (Sammy 2Tb) a better and more importantly a viable, compatible option

    Some spec stuff from the Lenovo website...

    Storage 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe® x4 NVMe® Opal 2.0 - This is the current SSD and is almost full.
    Storage Support One drive, up to 2TB M.2 2280 SSD
    Storage Slot One M.2 2280 PCIe® 3.0 x4 slot
    Big.Wayne's avatar
    If your thinkPad has a spare NVMe M.2 slot for storage you should be able to buy any of these drives and install it. It looks like it's Gen3.0 drive support, but Gen4.0 drives are backwards compatible in Gen3.0 slots but obviously they would run at Gen3.0 speeds.

    Other considerations would be a) does the M,2 slot in your thinkPad provide any cooling for the SSD, or is there enough space for a slim heatsink, also b) Is battery life important? because some of these NVMe drives consume more power than others.. Also, c) if the price difference between gen3.0 and a gen4.0 drive isn't too much, you may consider buying a gen4.0 drive if you think you may upgrade your laptop in a year or two to a model with Gen4.0 support, then your old SSD would start working twice as fast.

    Hopefully that information didn't twist your melon!
  6. iamqas's avatar
    I have an Asus X-99 A-II Motherboard. I don't understand the manual, so would someone tell if I could use this SSD in my PC?
    The.Fat.Cat's avatar
    It took a bit of digging and the short answer is yes.
    You have a gen3 NVMe capable M.2 slot (and a lesser used U.2 slot) but as it's an older board you may have to go into the BIOS to make sure it's set up to boot from it (usually easy enough).
    It may very well be plug and play, I'd advise updating the BIOS first anyway if you're not already on the latest one, get it here -

    Manuals etc are here, not sure if they'll help but you never know -
    asus.com/uk/…al/ (edited)
  7. sohailh1984's avatar
    I use the 4TB in my PS5 - been spot on. Noticed no speed difference at all
  8. miaomiaobaubau's avatar
    I need some 4tb at no more than £120
    Rod_SmithmPK's avatar
    But when it gets there you'll want 8TB for £120
  9. Josh_Day's avatar
    If you REALLY want to save the pennies, it's available on amazon.de warehouse 'like new' for what works out to be £96.68
  10. polly69's avatar
    Stupid question but do you have to pull off the stickers on the nvme drive the ones that say Crucial or does the mentioned heatsink just go straight over, I assume it comes with thermal pads. All my gen 4 drives in my main rig have heatsinks all ready applied, I even question if a heatsink is needed as this drive is not a 7000+ drive how much heat could it generate.
    jextwah's avatar
    jextwah Author
    I honestly don’t think the heat sink is critical. I’ve run faster hotter nvmes for bigger workloads and never had an issue.

    I feel it’s just Sony being overly cautious. Would love to see some real world tests but never bothered digging deeper.
  11. polly69's avatar
    Thanks for all the responses guys, I'm torn as ripping stickers off will likely void your warranty so might leave them on as I don't believe it will get to hot and you could probably get away without a heatsink anyway
    digweed's avatar
    I always leave the stickers on
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