Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD Review - 12GB/s

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Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD review
Fastest SSD on the Market

Unleash the Power with Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD: The Fastest SSD on the Market. 

Introducing the impressive Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD, the epitome of speed and performance. Designed to push boundaries, this SSD delivers speed that sets it apart as the fastest SSD available. We are delighted to have received two samples of this SSD series, both boasting a generous capacity of 2TB but with 1TB and a 4TB model available as well. Among the SKU options, you'll notice one unit features a built-in heatsink. At the same time, the other is ingeniously designed to fit seamlessly underneath a motherboard heatsink (which is a must, as we'll explain later). At the core of the Crucial T700 lies the Phison E26 controller, the controller that supports the new PCIe 5.0 interface. Paired with Micron's advanced 232-layer 3D TLC NAND, this SSD series offers exceptional performance metrics, reaching up to an astounding 12 GB/sec for sustained writes. Although much anticipation surrounded the arrival of these drives, they have only recently made their way to the market in significant volumes. Currently, all "Gen 5" SSDs are based on the Phison E26 controller, positioning the Crucial T700 as a pioneer among production-grade PCI-Express 5.0 solid-state drives. The Crucial T700 sets itself apart with Micron's cutting-edge 232-layer 3D TLC NAND, ensuring optimal performance. The high-end drive also incorporates a DRAM cache chip to enhance its capabilities further.

Available in capacities of 1TB (USD 180), 2TB (USD 340), and 4TB (USD 600), the Crucial T700 offers a range of options to suit different storage needs. These models come with impressive endurance ratings, with the 1TB model offering 600TBW, the 2TB model offering 1200TBW, and the 4TB model boasting a remarkable 2400TBW. Crucial includes a generous five-year warranty with the MP700 SSD to provide peace of mind.

We've received two 2TB samples, one with included heatsink and the other to be placed underneath one on the motherboard. Mind you that Crucial is asking $30 extra for the heatsink.


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