Crucial, a Micron Technology company takes Micron memory and puts it to good use. The Crucial P1 SSD is its first PCIe NVMe m.2 product ideal for laptop and desktop memory upgrades.

The Crucial P1 SSD uses Micron’s 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.

Teresa Kelley, VP & GM, Micron Consumer Products Group said:

We’ve been making SSDs for over a decade. We’ve watched computing habits change dramatically over that time. 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.

Crucial P1 SSD

  • 2,000/1750Mbps sequential read/write (1 and 2TB)
  • PCIe 3.0 4 lanes
  • 1.5 million hours MTBF
  • 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
  • Warranty – five years (based on Total Bytes Written)
  • 500GB and 1TB – 2TB coming
  • Acronis TrueImage software for cloning existing drive
  • Global Website here
Crucial P1 SSD PCIe NVMe m.2

The Crucial P1 SSD upgrade is easy – just plug it into an m.2 slot.

However, there is a small catch. Most computing devices don’t have a second m.2 slot to clone the existing drive to the Crucial P1. If using Windows, you will need to download a Windows 10 ISO and create a boot USB drive to install Windows 10.

If all you are changing (at the one time) is the hard disk, it will reactivate the licence.

GadgetGuy will be testing one of these shortly.

No local pricing yet – 500GB is US$109.99 and 1TB is US$219.99

Patrik Sattermon, Chief Gaming Officer at FNATIC, said:

We’ve been using Crucial SSDs in our gaming rigs for the past year and a half. 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.