Essential P5 Plus 1TB SSD evaluate


Essential has been surprisingly slack in terms of rolling out high-performance NVMe solid-state drives. The brand new Essential P5 Plus, examined right here in 1TB configuration, does just about zero to vary that. So it is unlikely to trouble the greatest SSD for gaming lists, however nonetheless, it does come at a tempting value level.

It’s over two years because the very first M.2 drives with PCIe Gen 4 interfaces appeared. However solely now’s Essential rocking up with its personal competitor. After all, it’s additionally solely comparatively lately that Intel launched a PCIe 4.0 succesful desktop platform, specifically Rocket Lake. Even now, the proportion of present PCs with Gen 4 functionality is small and loads of new desktops are nonetheless being offered with out assist.

Essential P5 Plus specs

Capability: 1TB
Controller: Essential PCIe 4.0 Gen
NAND: Micron 176-layer TLC flash
Interface: M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4
Kind issue: M.2 2280
Rated seq. learn: 6,600MB/s
Rated seq. write: 5,000MB/s
Rated IOPS learn: 630K
Rated IOPS write: 700K
Guarantee: 5 years
Value: $169 | £157

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