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Topic # 242255 17-Oct-2018 22:44
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Just received: 

 

Crucial has announced the availability of the Crucial P1 SSD, a PC storage device that leverages the NVMe PCIe interface and Micron’s leading-edge QLC technology to deliver fast capacity for less. This is an expansion of Crucial’s portfolio of dependable, high-performing, and affordable SSDs. 

 

The Crucial P1 SSD delivers category-leading, real-world performance. PCMark 8 benchmarks show that the drive is capable of mixed-mode throughputs of up to 565MB/s, with a composite score of 5,084, which outperforms similar SSDs within the price category.

 

With sequential read/write speeds up to 2,000/1,700 MB/s, the P1 provides unwavering performance via hybrid-dynamic write acceleration, a unique SLC cache implementation. The drive offers an MTTF of 1.8 million hours and an endurance of up to 200TB total bytes written, with power usage at an active average of 100mW.

 

Available in capacities up to 1TB, and backed by a five-year limited warranty, the Crucial P1 SSD leverages Micron quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology. By storing four bits in each NAND cell, QLC NAND narrows the affordability gap between hard drives and flash storage, enabling increased speeds and capacities at a more affordable price point.

 

“We’ve been using Crucial SSDs in our gaming rigs for the past year and a half,” said Patrik Sattermon, Chief Gaming Officer at FNATIC. “The speeds the new P1 NVMe drive offers are impressive, and we look forward to accelerated boot ups and game loads. Plus, with some games now taking almost 100GB of space, the extra storage the new P1 SSD offers is most welcome. We’re excited to be installing these drives into our Team FNATIC systems.” 

 

“We’ve been making SSDs for over a decade now, and we’ve watched computing habits change dramatically over that time,” said Teresa Kelley, VP & GM, Micron Consumer Products Group. “The need for more system speed and storage has never been more important than it is today. That’s why we’ve paid special attention to our customers’ real-world computing tasks and designed the Crucial P1 SSD to deliver all the performance, capacity, and features they need at an affordable price point.”

 

The Crucial SSD Install Guide provides easy-to-follow steps and videos for stress-free installation, and the Acronis True Image HD software helps to migrate data quickly and easily. The Crucial Storage Executive software tool allows users to see how much storage (GB) they’ve used, download the latest firmware, and improve drive performance.

 

The P1 SSD offers a range of additional benefits, including:

 

  • Data loss protection via the Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm
  • Protection from overheating via Adaptive Thermal Monitoring tools
  • Faster writes via Hybrid-Dynamic Write Acceleration technology
  • Data protection at the component level via Redundant Array of Independent NAND

The Crucial P1 SSD is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and is available for immediate purchase in Australia through distributors Dicker Data, Tech Data, Bluechip and Leader Systems and in New Zealand through PB Technologies.

 

It is good to see that some companies are making fast SSD's at affordable pricing. Looks to be $389.85NZD according to early pricing by PB Tech for the 1TB model.





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  Reply # 2110137 17-Oct-2018 23:49
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Now if only they could get dram flash down anywhere near this cheap!

Very solid pricing, for a main or scrach ssd i'd probably not dip down to qlc as the speed starts to trickle down. But a game drive, would be great.




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  Reply # 2110210 18-Oct-2018 08:35
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QLC would be my concern. I use the Samsung 850 Pro as it uses MLC (two bits per cells) as opposed to three bits (TLC) and QLC (four I guess). Technology has probably moved on so TLC / QLC are probably ok, but MLC seems like it should be more reliable. Single bit per cell would be good but presumably expensive, maybe used in enterprise products.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2110600 18-Oct-2018 17:37
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My biggest gripe with Samsung is their stupidly low write endurance warranties, particularly on smaller drives.. e.g. 960 Evo is a pathetic 100TBW.. I'd hit that in a year so so much for the 3 year warranty. 

 

It doesn't look like this Crucial is write limited like that, which makes it a contender for when the 960 needs replacing. 





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  Reply # 2110672 18-Oct-2018 20:45
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Scratch that.. according to 'El Reg, the 500gb P1 has a 100TB rating.. making it even worse than Samsung, who offer 200 TBW on the 500gb version.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2110692 18-Oct-2018 21:39
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No backup, no pity. Anyway, RAID isn't one.


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  Reply # 2110718 18-Oct-2018 22:19
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Tinkerisk:

 

No thanks. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crucial-p1-nvme-ssd-qlc,5852.html

 

 

Black PCB as a pro?

 

 

 

Tom is at it again...





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  Reply # 2110736 19-Oct-2018 06:37
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Black PCB as a pro?

 

Tom is at it again...

 

 

Year, that made me wonder too. Political colours?





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  Reply # 2131282 21-Nov-2018 20:35
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Well, I got two here this week - one to review and one to giveaway, which I will post shortly...

 

Here is my Intel SSD on a SATA adapter (previous boot drive):

 

 

And here is the Crucial P1 on a PCIe adapter (now my boot drive):

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2131299 21-Nov-2018 21:09
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@freitasm might be interesting to try it with a size > 1GB : can the tool do 10GB?


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  Reply # 2131403 22-Nov-2018 00:51
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I have one of these drives as my boot drive. When I run the same test on it I get about 1/3 of the speed you are seeing and now I am wondering what I have set up wrong. Any tips? I know I have it in the correct slot on my mobo (Asus Prime X470 Pro) and everything looks right and yet obviously isn't :(






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  Reply # 2131462 22-Nov-2018 07:24
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So half of the speed of a Samsung 970 Pro (1TB): 3.5/3.1 GB/s SeqR/W.





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  Reply # 2131465 22-Nov-2018 07:37
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Tinkerisk:

 

So half of the speed of a Samsung 970 Pro (1TB): 3.5/3.1 GB/s SeqR/W.

 

 

It depends on how you see it. The specs for this product say I am almost hitting full speed. It's a consumer version, and the price difference shows it. 





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  Reply # 2131547 22-Nov-2018 09:35
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freitasm:

 

Tinkerisk:

 

So half of the speed of a Samsung 970 Pro (1TB): 3.5/3.1 GB/s SeqR/W.

 

 

It depends on how you see it. The specs for this product say I am almost hitting full speed. It's a consumer version, and the price difference shows it. 

 

 

 

 

You get what you pay for right, that's why product tiers exist...so there's an option for each consumer in each budget.




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  Reply # 2131560 22-Nov-2018 09:49
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My review one is still held by Customs which totally sucks. Hopefully I can get it before the weekend... I'm pretty impressed with the speeds that @freitasm has posted however.





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