Having 4TB of storage for a stick slightly longer than your finger hasn’t been unheard of for several years, but thanks to advances in technology, Crucial has brought you the P3 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. The drive is available for just $249.99 on Amazon, making it one of the most affordable NVMe SSDs out there with this much capacity.
If you have a PC or laptop with an available M.2 PCIe NVMe slot, just plug in and format a 4TB SSD and you’ll be off to the races. Crucial states that this 4TB drive is based on the Gen3 standard, which means it will be limited to sequential read and write speeds of up to 3500MB/s. With drives running at read and write speeds of over 7000MB/s, the Gen3 standard might seem slow, but that’s the advantage you’ll have.
It’s more than enough to give your PC or laptop a performance boost, unlocking everything in a jiffy and turning your slow machine into a super responsive one. The package includes a mounting screw, in case you don’t have one. According to Crucial, the P3 4TB SSD is rated for 1.5 million hours, or 800TB (terabytes written).
In short, it will take years for the drive to start showing signs of wear and tear, and you’ll likely be shopping for a new one by the time it wears out. Assuming it doesn’t derail before you least expect it, Crucial has a 5-year limited warranty to keep you covered. There is one last thing we need to mention before making a purchase.
The Crucial P3 has flash memory chips on both sides of the PCB, which means it may not be compatible with some laptops due to space limitations. To make sure this 4TB hard drive is compatible with your device, be sure to watch some reviews for your laptop model, or you’ll be disappointed that you had to waste your time on the whole process.
If you still want something cheaper, we recommend getting the 2TB version of the Crucial P3, which is available for just $119.99.