Amazon cuts the price of the Crucial P5 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD


Amazon cuts the price of the Crucial P5 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD, compatible with the PS5
Amazon currently offers a nice discount on the internal NVMe M.2 Crucial P5 Plus SSD with a capacity of 1 TB usually priced at € 179.99. Take advantage of the best price at the moment, at exactly €129.99.
For an indefinite period, the online store Amazon France is offering a very interesting promotion on the NVMe Crucial P5 Plus internal SSD with a capacity of 1 TB . Generally sold around 180 €, it therefore sees its price drop to 129.99 € . An excellent deal whicdeal that saves you 50

Since it offers sequential read speeds of up to 6600 MB/s, it is well suited to the PS5. To enjoy an optimal PlayStation 5 experience, you need at least 5,500 MB/s. A PCI Express x4 interface and a NVMe (PCIe Gen4) type connector are available.

On top of that, the Crucial P5 Plus internal SSD offers a lot of advanced features. Examples include full hardware-based encryption, dynamic write acceleration, and adaptive thermal protection to protect your data while improving system reliability. Designed specifically for intense workloads, quality creative content and extreme gaming, the P5 Plus is also backwards compatible with most Gen3 systems for great flexibility.


PS5 SSD Expansion Testing with the Crucial P5 Plus SSD

The Crucial P5 Plus is one of the most affordable SSDs that can be used with the PS5 SSD expansion slot. Although it is not the fastest, it is more than capable of supporting storage upgrades on the PS5 when the software update that allows the m.2 slot is loaded. 

Whether you're looking to upgrade your PS5's SSD because you're running out of space or because you heard that some SSDs can improve load times for your favourite games, it's always a good idea to do some research before spending hundreds on the Crucial P5 Plus to avoid finding out that the benefits are insignificant or, worse yet, actually slow.

Always keep in mind that the PS5 is a very new console, and game developers are still figuring out how to make the most of the CPU, memory, GPU, and (of course) super-fast NVMe M.2 SSD. As a result, when purchasing an SSD upgrade for your PS5, you must consider if it will continue to operate effectively in the future. 

The Crucial P5 Plus meets a number of the PS5 storage bay's major criteria, but so do many, many SSDs. So today I'm going to put this SSD through its paces with a variety of games to see how it stacks up against the internal PS5 SSD in terms of performance. NOTE: FULL VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE.

I recommend watching the full videos at the conclusion of this article if you want to learn more about PS5 Crucial P5 Plus features including frame rates, texture swapping, asset management, and more.

The internal PS5 Benchmark for the Crucial P5 Plus SSD during system startup is as follows:

What Are the Specifications of the Crucial P5 Plus SSD?

Before we get into the Crucial P5 Plus load time testing on the PS5, let's have a look at the hardware specifications. This new generation of SSD storage uses M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 architecture, as opposed to conventional Hard Drives and SSDs that used the PS3 and PS4 and utilised SATA connectivity. 

This is a significant physical difference in terms of maximum performance, and it throws up a slew of new requirements to consider. Aside from capacity (the amount of data the Crucial P5 Plus can keep in gigabytes and terabytes), the following are the most important factors to consider when purchasing an SSD:

Controller & NAND – These are the brain of the SSD (handling the transfer of data as quickly and efficiently as possible) and the physical cells on the Crucial P5 Plus SSD that hold the data. As long as you are using 3D TLC NAND (the industry preferred middle ground for price vs performance), you should be ok. Though the better the quality of NAND, generally the better the performance and durability long term.

Sequential Read – This is the reported maximum access speed that the data on the Crucial P5 Plus SSD can be access when accessing large blocks of data
Sequential Write – This is the reported maximum speed that data can be written to the Crucial P5 Plus SSD. As far as the PS5 architecture goes, this is much less important right now but could become important later in the system’s life as games, services and the level to which the Crucial P5 Plus can be accessed changes.

IOPS – These represent the number of individual operations the Crucial P5 Plus SSD can handle per second, based on the smallest size possible. 

Again, not strictly relevant in the PS5 right now because of the way data is largely front-loaded on modern games, but may well impact how larger and evolved worlds and multiplayer games be developed in future

TBW, MTBF & DWPD – Terabytes Written and Drive Writes Per Day, these indicate how much the drive is designed to withstand in activity over a 5 year or daily basis (respectively), Before the drive begins to deteriorate in performance or eventually fail.

The PS5 will hardly be able to hit these kinds of numbers daily BUT these figures will give you a good idea of the lifespan of the SSD beyond 5 years. Given the lifespan of some consoles can cross over a decade, the higher these numbers are, the better!