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Review 'Crucial P2 SSD Review: Beating SATA Dollar for Dollar' - Tom's


Elite Member
Super Moderator
May 4, 2000
Downright ominous performance ratings don’t bode well for the P2’s future. Crucial only rates the P2 for up to 940 MBps write performance at the 500GB capacity, but it can clearly hit over 1.8 GBps. Random performance specifications are also missing from Crucial’s marketing documents. These are telltale signs that this product will likely see some hardware changes in its future, with QLC flash likely replacing the TLC we reviewed it with today. That means you could get slower performance with newer revisions of this drive.
This drive, at current pricing is pretty much DOA for anyone who researches products before buying. While Crucial is generally well-known brand, and the fact that some people will buy this product based on that, this product is way too late to the market compared to their competition.

Really about the only area where this product truly shines is its low energy usage, so it would be a good product for laptops. Outside of that, I really can't think of any reason to choose this drive over competing drives like the Western Digital SN550 (another DRAMless SSD) which is priced lower than the Crucial P2, or spending an extra $5 - $15 for a higher performance drive like the Western Digital SN750 or Adata SX8200 PRO.


Memory and Storage, Graphics Cards
Super Moderator
Sep 13, 2008
Yikes, possibly some shadiness there. Anyway, a meh product it sounds like.