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Crucial P2 500GB NVMe, PCIe, M.2 - £61.61 @ Amazon
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Crucial P2 500GB NVMe, PCIe, M.2 - £61.61 @ Amazon

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Posted 14th Jun

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This is the sucessor to the popular P1 drive from Crucial

  • Capacities up to 500 GB with sequential reads/writes up to 2,300/940 MB/s
  • NVMe PCIe interface, marking the next step in storage innovation
  • Includes SSD management software for performance optimization, data security, and firmware updates
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Not that fast for an nvme but bloody cheap and plenty fast enough. Heat.
TLC NAND not QLC - this is a great deal, although not the fastest.
250GB version is TLC, but the 500GB one is QLC so be mindful of that.
This is a DRAM-less Phison E13T based NVMe drive also, very basic/budget NVMe. It will use around 64MB of system memory for mapping tables (HMB), so from that point of view it's going to be much better than SATA based DRAM-less drives.
I have a drive with the Phison E13T controller (albeit with TLC NAND) and it's surprisingly nippy, so for a light use OS install or a secondary game drive this won't be too bad.
That being said, price wise there are better options out there like the Kingston A2000 or Kioxia Exceria (both 500GB versions with a much beefier controller, TLC NAND and DRAM, that are only ~£3 more than this Crucial P2)
amazon.co.uk/Kio…79/
amazon.co.uk/Kin…VS/
Edited by: "Candriu" 15th Jun
Candriu15/06/2020 01:08

250GB version is TLC, but the 500GB one is QLC so be mindful of that.This …250GB version is TLC, but the 500GB one is QLC so be mindful of that.This is a DRAM-less Phison E13T based NVMe drive also, very basic/budget NVMe. It will use around 64MB of system memory for mapping tables (HMB), so from that point of view it's going to be much better than SATA based DRAM-less drives. I have a drive with the Phison E13T controller (albeit with TLC NAND) and it's surprisingly nippy, so for a light use OS install or a secondary game drive this won't be too bad. That being said, price wise there are better options out there like the Kingston A2000 or Kioxia Exceria (both 500GB versions with a much beefier controller, TLC NAND and DRAM, that are only ~£3 more than this Crucial P2)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kioxia-EXCERIA-500-NVMe-M-2/dp/B087CPKG79/https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-A2000-SA2000M8-500G-NVMe/dp/B07VXCFNVS/


Which out of the two would you recommend?

Looking to replace my 500gb 860 evo which is acting really slow recently.
watermelonsocks15/06/2020 03:18

Which out of the two would you recommend? Looking to replace my 500gb 860 …Which out of the two would you recommend? Looking to replace my 500gb 860 evo which is acting really slow recently.


Whichever is cheapest, both are fine choices for an OS drive on the cheap. Kioxia is Toshiba's spun off SSD business.
watermelonsocks15/06/2020 03:18

Which out of the two would you recommend? Looking to replace my 500gb 860 …Which out of the two would you recommend? Looking to replace my 500gb 860 evo which is acting really slow recently.


Thanks, cancelled the P2 for the Kingston instead.
Candriu15/06/2020 01:08

250GB version is TLC, but the 500GB one is QLC so be mindful of that.This …250GB version is TLC, but the 500GB one is QLC so be mindful of that.This is a DRAM-less Phison E13T based NVMe drive also, very basic/budget NVMe. It will use around 64MB of system memory for mapping tables (HMB), so from that point of view it's going to be much better than SATA based DRAM-less drives. I have a drive with the Phison E13T controller (albeit with TLC NAND) and it's surprisingly nippy, so for a light use OS install or a secondary game drive this won't be too bad. That being said, price wise there are better options out there like the Kingston A2000 or Kioxia Exceria (both 500GB versions with a much beefier controller, TLC NAND and DRAM, that are only ~£3 more than this Crucial P2)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kioxia-EXCERIA-500-NVMe-M-2/dp/B087CPKG79/https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-A2000-SA2000M8-500G-NVMe/dp/B07VXCFNVS/


Sorry is QLC better or worse than TLC?
hugekebab15/06/2020 14:06

Sorry is QLC better or worse than TLC?


Short answer, TLC is better.
Long answer: SLC, MLC, TLC, QLC all stand for Single/Multi/Triple/Quad level cell. They all hold a 1/2/3/4 bits of information and the more bits a cell holds the more complex it becomes: SLC has 2 voltage states, MLC has 4, TLC 8 and QLC 16, meaning every operation you do on that cell takes slightly longer the more voltage states a controller has to differentiate between.
So basically QLC is slower and has lower endurance compared to TLC NAND because of increased complexity, but that doesn't always mean it's a bad choice. Usually I think it's down to price and SSDs with QLC need to be quite a bit cheaper than those with TLC, which doesn't seem to be happening with a lot of QLC drives currently.
There are some better QLC based drives coming out recently like the Intel 665p or the Sabrent Rocket Q that for light use will more or less be on par performance wise with TLC options, but still, their pricing usually is on par with said TLC options so no real point in getting them when a better drive is just a few £ more.
Usually the only time you will notice the difference between a good QLC and TLC based drive is when you write data to it, if you overwhelm the pseudo SLC cache (drives tend to run a chunk of their NAND in SLC mode, to increase write speeds) then a typical ~500GB QLC drive will drop down to 60~200MB/s while a good TLC one will generally hold around 500MB/s when writing directly to NAND.
Edited by: "Candriu" 15th Jun
Thanks dude, I figured I'll just go for this even though it's qlc...mainly cus they can deliver it tommorow lol. Thanks for the explanation though.
hugekebab15/06/2020 22:48

Thanks dude, I figured I'll just go for this even though it's qlc...mainly …Thanks dude, I figured I'll just go for this even though it's qlc...mainly cus they can deliver it tommorow lol. Thanks for the explanation though.

It's not necessarily a bad choice, just be mindful that if you write a lot of data to it, it might slow down a bit. Otherwise it should work perfectly fine for regular use.
Candriu16/06/2020 04:48

It's not necessarily a bad choice, just be mindful that if you write a lot …It's not necessarily a bad choice, just be mindful that if you write a lot of data to it, it might slow down a bit. Otherwise it should work perfectly fine for regular use.


Yeah will mostly be reading it's just a gaming drive so should be fine
hugekebab15/06/2020 22:48

Thanks dude, I figured I'll just go for this even though it's qlc...mainly …Thanks dude, I figured I'll just go for this even though it's qlc...mainly cus they can deliver it tommorow lol. Thanks for the explanation though.


BTW, the Kingston A2000 drive is now back in stock for next day delivery, and the price has dropped to £62.12.

Definitely a better buy
That A2000 is the best 500GB NVMe for the price right now, quite a good buy.
Installed the P2 and it's got a smart error.
watermelonsocks16/06/2020 13:43

BTW, the Kingston A2000 drive is now back in stock for next day delivery, …BTW, the Kingston A2000 drive is now back in stock for next day delivery, and the price has dropped to £62.12.Definitely a better buy


Yeah might return P2 has a smart error.
watermelonsocks16/06/2020 13:43

BTW, the Kingston A2000 drive is now back in stock for next day delivery, …BTW, the Kingston A2000 drive is now back in stock for next day delivery, and the price has dropped to £62.12.Definitely a better buy


Thanks bud imma return the P2 and get that.
watermelonsocks16/06/2020 13:43

BTW, the Kingston A2000 drive is now back in stock for next day delivery, …BTW, the Kingston A2000 drive is now back in stock for next day delivery, and the price has dropped to £62.12.Definitely a better buy


Coming up as 69.99 with delayed delivery for me now 😔
hugekebab18/06/2020 13:30

Coming up as 69.99 with delayed delivery for me now 😔


Get the Kioxia: amazon.co.uk/Kio…79/
It's Phison E12S with DRAM and Kioxia 96L BICS4 TLC (Kioxia was formerly Toshiba's memory division)

Also what SMART error did you get with the Crucial P2? You might not need to return it. 'Number of Error Information Log Entries' having a few errors and growing is not uncommon for Phison SSDs, you usually will get 1-2 for every reboot.
The main ones to look for are 'Critical Warning' and 'Media and Data Integrity Errors'.
Candriu19/06/2020 05:37

Get the Kioxia: …Get the Kioxia: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kioxia-EXCERIA-500-NVMe-M-2/dp/B087CPKG79/It's Phison E12S with DRAM and Kioxia 96L BICS4 TLC (Kioxia was formerly Toshiba's memory division)Also what SMART error did you get with the Crucial P2? You might not need to return it. 'Number of Error Information Log Entries' having a few errors and growing is not uncommon for Phison SSDs, you usually will get 1-2 for every reboot. The main ones to look for are 'Critical Warning' and 'Media and Data Integrity Errors'.


Thanks mate.

I got only: "At risk (SMART Event)"
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