Crucial CT500P3SSD8 500GB Solid State Drive
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Crucial CT500P3SSD8 P3 Series 500GB PCI-E 3.0 x4 NVMe QLC New

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CT500P3SSD8 P3 Series 500 Gigabytes (GB) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 x4 Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) M.2 2280 Quad Level Cell (QLC) Internal Solid State Drive | Made by Crucial | Brand New
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Product Information

In the world of computer hardware, Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become an essential component, offering blazing-fast data storage and retrieval speeds. One such SSD is the CT500P3SSD8 P3 Series, a 500 Gigabyte (GB) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 x4 Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) M.2 2280 Quad Level Cell (QLC) Internal Solid State Drive. In this detailed product review, we will break down each aspect of this SSD to help you understand its features, performance, and suitability for various computing needs.

Initial Impressions

When you receive the CT500P3SSD8 P3 Series SSD, it comes in a standard packaging. Inside the box, you will find the SSD securely placed, often accompanied by a user manual or installation guide. The SSD itself is an M.2 2280 form factor, which is commonly used in laptops and desktops for its compact size and ease of installation.

The exterior of the SSD typically features a sleek and minimalistic design with a label displaying essential information such as the brand, series, and capacity. In the case of the CT500P3SSD8, you will find its model name, "P3 Series," its storage capacity of 500GB, and key technical specifications, which include PCI-E 3.0 x4, NVMe, and QLC.

Understanding the Technical Specifications

Storage Capacity (500GB)

The CT500P3SSD8 offers a storage capacity of 500GB. This is a significant amount of storage space for various computing needs. It can comfortably store the operating system, applications, and a substantial amount of data. However, the suitability of this capacity depends on your specific requirements. If you need more storage space for extensive media files or large software projects, you might consider higher-capacity SSDs.

Form Factor (M.2 2280)

The M.2 2280 form factor refers to the physical size and shape of the SSD. In this case, the CT500P3SSD8 is designed to fit into M.2 slots on compatible motherboards. The "2280" part of the form factor specification signifies the dimensions, with 22mm width and 80mm length. This is a standard size, making it compatible with a wide range of laptops and desktops.

Interface (PCI-E 3.0 x4)

The interface of the SSD, in this case, is PCI-E 3.0 x4. This specification is crucial for understanding how the SSD communicates with the rest of your computer. The "PCI-E" stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, a high-speed interface commonly used for modern SSDs. The "3.0" denotes the generation of the PCI-E interface, with 3.0 being a common and reliable choice. The "x4" indicates the number of lanes, with x4 providing a faster data transfer rate compared to x2 or x1 configurations.

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express)

The NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol is a significant advancement in SSD technology. It is designed to take full advantage of the high-speed capabilities of SSDs and reduce latency. NVMe SSDs like the CT500P3SSD8 are known for their exceptional performance, making them ideal for tasks that require rapid data access, such as booting your operating system or running resource-intensive applications.

NAND Type (QLC - Quad Level Cell)

The CT500P3SSD8 uses QLC NAND flash memory. NAND flash memory is the type of storage technology used in SSDs. QLC, or Quad Level Cell, is a type of NAND flash that stores four bits of data per cell. While QLC NAND allows for higher storage capacities at a lower cost per gigabyte, it typically sacrifices some performance compared to other NAND types like TLC (Triple Level Cell) or MLC (Multi-Level Cell). However, modern SSD controllers and firmware have improved the performance of QLC NAND, making it a viable choice for many users.

Performance Testing

Sequential Read and Write Speeds

Sequential read and write speeds are essential metrics for assessing an SSD's performance. These metrics indicate how quickly the SSD can read and write data in a sequential manner, which is crucial for tasks like transferring large files or loading large applications.

The CT500P3SSD8, with its NVMe interface and PCI-E 3.0 x4 configuration, delivers impressive sequential read and write speeds. Users can expect read speeds of up to 3,500 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 2,000 MB/s. These speeds are significantly faster than traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and even outperform many SATA SSDs.

Random Read and Write IOPS

In addition to sequential speeds, random read and write performance is crucial for overall system responsiveness and multitasking capabilities. Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) measure how quickly an SSD can handle random read and write requests.

The CT500P3SSD8 provides competitive random read and write performance. It can achieve up to 300,000 random read IOPS and 240,000 random write IOPS. This means that the SSD can handle a large number of small data requests simultaneously, which is beneficial for tasks like running multiple applications or virtual machines.

Main Information about the Crucial CT500P3SSD8

  • Manufacturer: Crucial
  • Model Number or SKU # CT500P3SSD8
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive
  • Interface Type: NVMe (PCI-E 3.0 x4)

Key Information of the 500GB Solid State Drive

  • Storage Capacity: 500GB
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Product Series: P3 Series
  • Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 3500 MB/s
  • Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 1900 MB/s
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