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PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 3.0 SSDs that promise to be affordable

Crucial announced the launch of a few SSDs that promise to be affordable. One of them is the Crucial P3 Pluswith a PCIe 4.0 interface that allows it to achieve sequential read and write speeds of up to 5000/4200 MB/s respectively, while the Crucial P3 uses PCIe 3.0 interface reducing speeds up to 3500/3000 MB/smore than enough performance for most mortals and with options for up to 4TB of storage.

Both units use in-house manufactured (Micron) memory chips, where at least in the case of the Plus model we know some are used. 176-stage 3D NAND Flash chips / layers. Although listed as affordable, as they always are, pricing hasn’t been revealed.

Crucial P3 Plus

“For users who have been waiting to upgrade their PCs to Gen4 SSDs, the wait is over. With the upcoming availability of the new Crucial P3 Plus SSD, anyone looking for high-performance SSDs can upgrade to NVMe Gen4 storage and prepare their affordable PC for the future,” said Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron’s Commercial Products Group.

“The Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSDs will strengthen our overall SSD portfolio and our NVMe product category by providing competitive options for high-performance storage that allow users to do more in less time.”

Slated to be available later this summer, the new Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSDs complement Crucial’s internal and external SSD product offering, which includes the P5 Plus, X8, X6, MX500 and BX500. Additionally, the P3 and 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.

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