July, 2022

Micron Reveals Budget Crucial P3 Plus SSDs: PCIe 4.0 x4 with 3D QLC NAND

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Micron has introduced two new inexpensive M.2-2280 SSD families aimed at budget PCs. Although the Micron Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSDs are meant to be reasonably priced, they still promise capacities of up to 4TB and rather serious sequential read performance of up to 5,000 MB/s.

The Micron Crucial P3 drives feature a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface as well as sequential read/write speeds of up to 3500/3000 MB/s, which is very close to what flagship PCIe Gen3 drives tend to offer. The Micron Crucial P3 Plus SSDs use a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface and provide sequential read/write speeds of up to 5000/4200 MB/s, which is significantly lower than performance numbers typically offered by PCIe Gen4 drives.

The manufacturer does not disclose which controllers its Crucial P3 and Crucial P3 Plus SSD drives use, but it’s known that the drives are based on Micron’s 176-layer 3D QLC NAND memory, which will allow the company to price them aggressively.

The Micron Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSDs will be available later this summer. Both the P3 and the P3 Plus SSDs will come with Crucial Storage Executive management software for performance optimization, as well as free cloning software to ensure easy installation right out of the box.

According to the manufacturer, both the Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSD products will strengthen their overall SSD portfolio and NVMe product category by offering competitive choices for high-performance storage that enables users to get more done in less time.

The Micron Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSDs will be the good scalable storage solutions that professionals, creatives, gamers, and other high-performance users need, but SSD may fall victim to logical and physical failures, making critical user files inaccessible. If that happens, the owners of the Micron Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSDs will need to contact a professional data recovery services provider to get their irreplaceable data back.

ACE Data Recovery team has extensive experience in recovering data from all types of HDD storage media and NVMe SSDs of all makes and models. ACE Data Recovery engineers are ready to help the Micron Crucial P3 Plus with data recovery.