We saw the Crucial P5 1TB NVMe M.2 solid state drive drop to $89.99 over the Black Friday shopping weekend, and the deal even survived for a little bit past that. Unfortunately it sold out in December at most places. Well, the deal is back today! You can get the P5 SSD for that same low price of $89.99 through Best Buy right now. This is part of Best Buy's deals of the day, so it could sell out and definitely won't last. The street price for the Crucial P5 is around $130 if you can find it in stock at all after all the huge holiday sales.
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.
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