Who would have thought that you could purchase a 4TB storage stick for under $300? Cyber Monday 2022 materializes those dreams, and on Amazon, you have the Crucial P3 SSD that is going for just $259.99, and it sports a whopping 4TB of storage. If you wanted more storage that you could actually use, this is definitely going to be your pick. The model supports the PCIe Gen 3 standard, meaning you can expect to get up to 3,500MB/s sequential read speeds.
In addition, read and write IOPS is at 650,000 and 700,000. According to Crucial, the endurance of this M.2 NVMe SSD is 800TBW (terabytes written). Going by the math, you will have to fill up this drive completely, then delete it 200 times before it wears out, and that will take years, and by then, you would already have upgraded to the latest and greatest NVMe drive. Since it uses a standard layout, this Crucial SSD is compatible with any desktop or laptop computer with a vacant M.2 slot that supports PCIe Gen 3 drives.
Even if you have a newer laptop or motherboard, the backwards compatibility of the Gen 4 or Gen 5 standard means those slots will effortlessly recognize this Gen 3 drive. Assuming that the $259.99 price tag is way too steep, you can go for something cheaper, such as the 2TB version. For Cyber Monday 2022, the 2TB model is available for $139.99 on Amazon and should be plentiful for the majority of customers.
One thing that we should point out about 4TB M.2 NVMe SSDs; these models have memory chips on both sides, and if your laptop is not thick enough, it will not get installed properly. In that case, we do not recommend applying force because it can cause irreparable damage to the SSD. To find out if the drive will fit in your laptop, you will have to check out reviews of your particular laptop model. Other than that, this is a deal you should not miss out on.