Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Overall, I’m a fan of the Crucial P1 NVMe SSD.I’m happy with the overall performance of the Crucial P1 as well. As a reviewer and system builder, I’m a firm believer that all systems these days should have an SSD. Whether its either a 2.5″ SATA 6 drive, or and NVMe M.2 SSD, you can find an SSD within your budget. Thanks to things such as Microns 3d QLC Nand, even NVMe SSDs are getting cheaper. Just a few years ago, a 1 TB NVMe SSD was out of most peoples budget, hovering around $600 USD. However, with the advancements in 3D Nand technology, that price has dropped significantly. At the time of this review, the Crucial P1 is listed at an MSRP of $169.99 USD on Crucials product page: https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/CT1000P1SSD8.
The Crucial isn’t much cheaper in Amazon at $169.95 USD. However, I have seen it as cheap as $144.99 on sale on other sites. Just search around. The Crucial P1 did pretty good on our suite of benchmarks. In ATTO, the Crucial P1 went over advertised speeds on both the read and the write speeds, as well as in Crystal Disk Mark. At least on the read speeds. The rest of the tests, it did record results slightly lower than its advertised speeds. However, it’s still a fast drive and beats out any SATA SSD on the market. By picking up a Crucial P1, you can add a 1 TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe SSD to your system for well under $200 USD. It is hard to argue with that performance at that price.
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