The Crucial P3 4TB M.2 NVMe SSD disappeared from Amazon for a few days, suggesting that its competitive price tag had won over computer enthusiasts. Well, those who had missed out on an earlier deal will get another opportunity today because the same attractive $249.99 listing is back on Amazon, giving you a combination of speed and ample storage, both in a single package.
Installation of the 4TB SSD is as simple as it gets and all you need to make sure is that your existing desktop or laptop features an M.2 slot that supports NVMe solid state drives, and you will be off to the races. Using Micron’s Advanced 3D NAND technology, the Crucial P3 SSD ensures that you experience high-speed read and write speeds and that the storage drive will last you for years.
Since the 4TB SSD supports the PCIe 3.0 standard, it tops out at 3,500MB/s in the sequential reads category and 3,000MB/s in the sequential writes. As for IOPS, it is between 650,000 and 700,000. With current-generation SSDs in this class reaching 7,000MB/s speeds and above, why would anyone want to sacrifice speed for higher storage? The answer; the advertised speeds are hardly witnessed by the user unless they fire up tailor-made applications.
Once you install it, you will notice a day and night difference in your system’s speed. As for durability and endurance, Crucial promises a 5-year limited warranty and claims that the P3 4TB SSD has an MTTF rating of 1.5 million hours and up to 800TBW (terabytes written). What this means is that it will take you years before you come close to wearing it out.
However, before you make your purchase, we want to point out one thing. A 4TB M.2 NVMe SSD has NAND flash memory chips on both chips, so while it will be compatible with desktop motherboards featuring an M.2 slot, the same cannot be said about laptops. If your priority is installing this in laptops, make sure that the double-sided chip design does not get in the way of you installing the SSD.
Consult some online reviews of your laptop to confirm its size compatibility, and after everything checks out, you can make your purchase right away.