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T700 Crucial PCIe 5.0 SSD’s Small Heatsink and Fast Speeds (updated)


The staff here at Linus Tech Tips has got the chance to evaluate Crucial’s brand-new T700 solid-state drive (SSD), which is positioned to be the company’s first PCIe 5.0 SSD. CrystalDiskMark results showed that the team was able to attain outstanding read speeds of more than 12 GB/s. In contrast to other PCIe 5.0 solid-state drives (SSDs), such as those made by Gigabyte or Sony’s Nextorage, which have much larger heatsinks, or those that are actively cooled with a small fan, such as Corsair’s MP700 and those made by CFD Gaming, the T700’s heatsink is surprisingly compact. This is what sets it apart from the competition. It is important to point out that the RND4K results are roughly comparable to those of the most recent NVMe SSDs; hence, we are unsure of how much of a difference this performance will make in real-world scenarios.

Even though it is capable of reaching such high rates, there is no evidence that the T700’s NVME SSD experiences any thermal throttling, despite the fact that the T700’s write speed is an impressive 11,857 MB/s. Crucial said in a tweet that the T700 will be available in May, but the company has not yet provided pricing information. On the other hand, it is quite likely that it will be within a comparable range because comparable PCIe 5.0 SSDs from Gigabyte and CFD Gaming had MSRPs that ranged between €350 and €400 for 2 TB.

Crucial has just lately given customers a glimpse of their soon-to-be-released T700 M.2 NVMe Gen 5 SSD. This product will mark the return of the business to the high-end client SSD market. Micron Technologies is responsible for the production of the Phison E26-series controller, the most recent generation of 3D TLC NAND flash, and the DDR4 DRAM cache. All of these components are included in the new drive. The company’s own performance figures for the drive were mistakenly released on a crucial slide from the “Previewers Handbook”.

T700 Crucial PCIe 5.0 SSD's Small Heatsink and Fast Speeds (updated)

There will be three different capacities available for purchase with the Crucial T700, including 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB. The 1 TB model has an endurance rating of 800 TBW and can perform sequential reads of up to 11500 MB/s, sequential writes of up to 8500 MB/s, up to 1.2 million IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 1.5 million IOPS 4K random writes. Moreover, it can perform up to 1.2 million IOPS 4K random writes. Both the 2 TB and 4 TB variants provide the same level of performance, with sequential read speeds of up to 12000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 11000 MB/s, as well as random read and write speeds of up to 1.5 million IOPS. The endurance rating of the 2 TB model is 1,200 TBW, whereas the 4 TB model has a rating of 2,400 TBW.