Crucial T700 series PCIe 5.0 SSD launched: Starting at $179.99
Although the first batch of PCIe 5.0 SSDs have already hit the market, the Crucial T700 series PCIe 5.0 SSDs, jointly crafted by Micron and Phison Electronics, boast superior performance, offering swifter storage solutions. In fact, the new product has been previewed multiple times recently, demonstrating impressive capabilities.
Presently, Crucial has commenced accepting preorders for the T700 series PCIe 5.0 SSDs, available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, priced at $179.99, $339.99, and $599.99, respectively. Additionally, Crucial offers versions with heat sinks, with corresponding prices of $209.99, $369.99, and $629.99 for 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, respectively.
Officially hailed as the “world’s fastest PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD,” the product features a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface and an M.2 2280 form factor, equipped with Phison Electronics’ E26 master control chip, supporting NVMe 2.0. Designed for high-performance gaming, image, and video editing, its partners include AMD, NVIDIA, and ASUS. The SSD’s characteristics are as follows:
Currently, commercially available PCIe 5.0 SSDs generally feature sustained read/write speeds of around 10 GB/s and 9.5 GB/s. The T700 series PCIe 5.0 SSDs’ 12.4 GB/s and 11.8 GB/s are evidently faster. As Micron has abandoned active cooling solutions, users need not worry about unnecessary noise during operation. Micron states that the accompanying heat sink has been optimized, utilizing targeted materials, including a nickel-plated copper base plate and an aluminum cooling module, with a smooth surface for maximizing airflow.