Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD 500GB

 

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The Crucial P1 500GB is the first NVMe SSD manufactured and commercialized by Crucial. This model is also one of the first SSDs available on the market, that use the QLC flash technology. The P1 500GB uses the M.2 2280 form factor, which means that the SSD has a width of 22 mm and a length of 80 mm.

 

The SSD uses a Silicon Motion made controller, the SM 2263 model in particular. The Crucial P1 has a single side PCB design, which places all chips to the left of the controller.

 

The two memory flash chips are manufactured by Micron and have a 64-layer QLC NAND design. The model number of these chips is NW947, which translates to the serial number: MT29F4T08GMHAFJ4:A.

 

A single Micron made DDR3 RAM chip is used on the SSD. The model of this RAM chip is D9STQ and has the serial number: MT41K512M16HA-125:A.

 

The Crucial P1 SSD, uses a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface.

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