Micron Unleashes 4th Gen Speeds, Boosts Consumer PC Performance with New Crucial P5 Plus PCIe SSD

Boise, Idaho, August 3, 2021 — Crucial®, Micron’s global consumer brand of memory and storage, today announced the upcoming availability of the Crucial P5 Plus PCIe SSD. This is an expansion of its proven NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) product line, offering consumers high-performance built-in Gen4 storage options. The Crucial P5 Plus SSD enables lower Power, higher speed and denser storage solutions by leveraging Micron’s 176-layer NAND in the first mass production shipments.In addition, Micron’s advanced 176L 3D TLC NAND and innovative controller technology deliver 66% faster sequential write and nearly double sequential read speed compared to previous-generation Crucial SSD products[iii].

“As data-intensive workloads increase, consumers increasingly demand high-performance storage solutions to meet their needs, including engineering applications, video editing, content,” said Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron’s Consumer Products Group. Creation and gaming. The P5 Plus Gen4 SSD uses the industry’s most advanced and powerful 176-layer 3D NAND with a new high-bandwidth storage interface to bring lightning-fast computing storage to a broad consumer market.”

Crucial P5 Plus SSD has a read speed of up to 6600MB/s, which is 67% faster for random read and 40% faster for random write than the previous generation Crucial Gen3 SSD[iv]. P5 Plus is compatible with both new PCIe Gen4 PC builds or PCIe Gen3 system upgrades, and has been tested on Intel and AMD platforms, including the new 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Pro and AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 motherboards.Likewise, these new Crucial PCIe Gen4 SSDs are also backward compatible with most Gen3 PC systems that support the M.2 form factor[v].

The new high-performance Crucial P5 Plus PCIe Gen4 SSD completes Crucial’s line of internal and external SSDs such as the MX500, BX500, P5, P2, X8 and X6. Additionally, all P5 Plus SSDs come with Crucial Storage Executive management software for performance optimization, data security, firmware upgrades, and free cloning software to ensure easy installation right out of the box.

As Micron’s global consumer brand, Crucial is able to connect millions of customers with innovations and technologies that Micron has refined over more than 40 years. For 25 years, online tools like Crucial System Compatibility Scan have made it easier for consumers such as content professionals, gamers, PC enthusiasts and DIY system builders to find compatibility for over 175,000 desktops, laptops and workstations of memory (DRAM) and storage (SSD) products. Available through crucial.com and leading retail and e-retail stores, commercial distributors and system integrators around the world, Crucial products improve system performance and user productivity worldwide.

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