Cheapest price since Aug 2020 on the Crucial P1 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD.
$126 Delivered @ Harris Technology/AZ eShop via Amazon AU too.
Good price. I have this P1 1TB NVMe. It's ok for day to day usage. Just know that while the reads are good and fast, as well as short burst writes (up to ~10GB in one go) after that sustained write speeds are terrible, as in they drop to around 80MB per second - which is worse than a mechanical hard drive. So long as you know of this shortcoming and don't need regular sustained large writes to this drive, it's fine to use day to day.
How does that factor in when claimed write speed is 1700 MB/s? Do they really drop to 80MB/s?
Kinda like false advertising?
It's a cheap SSD and that's the trade off. I found this out after purchasing so am warning others so they can learn from my experience. A Kingston A2000 would be a better buy in my opinion.
Advertised speeds for SSDs in general are presented as "up to", so not really false advertising but a bit misleading perhaps
I kinda see in my mind its HDD>SSD>SSD NVMe in terms of speed, but in reality (due to many uncontrolled factors) that they kinda offer similar consistent speeds when moving data?
I guess i'd be basing my purchase choice on $/TB to usage requirements (not high speed applications ie: gaming, rendering, compiling etc)
@ryf: If you need lots of storage yeah better go with HDD, but get at least a small SSD (sata or nvm) for boot drive
This is probably a silly question, but can someone guide me. I’ve just bought a new MacBook Pro base model and hoping to get some expandable storage solutions. Would this be the best way? I guess I would need to also buy an enclosure.
might as well just buy this
Thanks, I’ll check out that option as well
I bought this enclosure: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07NPFV21K/ref=ppx_od_d...
To use with a 512GB version of this drive in this deal, I use it with my M1 Macbook Air, and it's awesome. The other day I copied a 1.2GB video file in less time than it took to copy a 60MB file on a standard USB thumbdrive via a dock.
Once you use Thunderbolt 3 drives it's really hard to use anything else. Just make sure to use the cable that comes with the enclosure as it's much much faster than a lot of aftermarket USB C to C cables that are meant for just power delivery.
I think you forgot to tick the "I am an associate" box.
me? lol nope - no associate. Wouldn't even know how to set it up lol. I'm actually curious as to whether it was the Crucial or the A2000 drive though. Either way, I'm really happy with mine :)
I guess I'm also really happy because I spent a good couple of hours researching which enclosure to get, and when this one worked so well I am/was really happy about it!
I was looking at the exact same enclosure! Thanks for verifying it works well!
There’s also 4 x P2s on Amazon for $134.52:
Crucial CT1000P2SSD8 P2 1000GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 Internal SSD, 1 TB https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B089DNM8LR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_f...
Better off paying $5 extra for the WD SN550 surely
Get a Kingston a2000 over this. There are issues with this that are widespread, I thought I was fine but returned it after almost a year as the random disconnects were driving me crazy
Anyone know the difference between P1 and P2?
P1 is QLC with a dram cache
P2 is TLC with no dram
Give it to me in english doc
TLC is faster and more durable than QLC.
DRAM cache helps maintain write speeds especially for large transfers.
Both are very low end NVMe drives.
I’d recommend a WD SN550 or Kingston A2000 instead of either of these drives which are typically only a few dollars more
@FireRunner: Thanks for the clear explanation. Also why is the WD SN550 and Kingston A2000 a better drive than the P2? What makes the P1 & P2 drives considered low end?
@Phlume: Kingston is TLC with DRAM cache
WD is TLC with SRAM cache
Notably better endurance and write speeds for only a bit more.
What's the difference between P1 and P2? Which is better?
Would this be good for Xbox Series X / PS5 backwards compatible games / cold storage?
If this hits the limits of what to expect from that use case, I'm all over it.
Obviously not asking if this can replace their internal drives for native game performance requirements.