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The Crucial P5 2TB solid state drive has dropped to a new low of $150

Crucial P5 2tb Ssd
Crucial P5 2tb Ssd

Sometimes being able to load up your operating system in seconds just isn't enough. Sometimes you need a lot more space for other things, like video games and movies. In that case, get the Crucial P5 2TB NVMe M.2 solid state drive while it's on sale for $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab). This is the lowest price we've seen and you can find this price at a few different retailers, including Best Buy (opens in new tab). This seems to be an attempt to clear some inventory since there is a newer version of this drive available now, but the 2TB version of the P5 Plus goes for around $240 or more.

As with any M.2 SSD, you want to make sure you have a motherboard that supports the M.2 2280 form factor. It's a good bet these days that you do, but if you have a much older computer you might not. It should be a great pickup for you if you can add it to your system.

With the Crucial P5 SSD you can get read and write speeds of up to 3,400 MB/s and 3,000 MB/s respectively. That's plenty fast compared to a SATA solid state drive or even other M.2 drives that don't have NVMe technology. You'll definitely notice the different right away. With a 1TB capacity, you'll be able to store your operating system, plenty of games, and lots of large applications. Watch your OS load in just a few seconds and change how you install things because it will just speed through that process.

In addition to speeding up your system, it has a few other features. For example, the full-drive encryption means it can protect your data and keep your information secure. It also has the ability to prevent performance degradation over time with adaptive thermal protection and error correction.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.