For Prime Day, Amazon is offering a Crucial P3 Plus 4TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD for only $176.99. That makes it the least expensive 4TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD we’ve seen for Prime Day. It doesn’t quite meet the requirements Sony recommends for a PS5 storage upgrade (although it’s very close and probably will work just fine), it makes an excellent low-cost high-speed storage option for your gaming PC.
Prime Day Deal: Crucial P3 Plus 4TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD for $176.99
The Crucial P3 Plus is a PCIe Gen4 NVME M.2 solid state drive with up to 5000/4200MB/s sequential read and write speeds, and 650K/900K IOPS random read and write speeds. That’s not the fastest drive on the block, but it’s certainly not the slowest either. It’s still faster than the PCIe Gen 3 M.2 SSDs, and it’s way faster than any SATA-based SSD or traditional hard drive.
Usually DIY PC builders would get a smaller 1TB or 2TB capacity SSD as their primary boot drive and a large capacity traditional hard drive for their storage. If you buy a prebuilt PC, you’d see the same thing; unless you’re paying for a super high end rig, you’ll rarely get more than 2TB of mixed storage. The main reason is that high-capacity SSDs are simply too expensive to justify. However, this SSD deal changes that. For under $200, you could effectively get away with a 4TB drive and do away with a second drive. Of course there are people who do need far more than 4TB of storage, but nowadays more and more people are storing backups in the cloud. 4TB is also usually more than enough storage to hold all of your apps and games although again, there are certainly exceptions. The fact of the matter is, a 4TB SSD gives you way more options than a 1TB or 2TB SSD, because those capacities are so small that you’re practically guaranteed to require a second drive. In the world of SSDs where even the “slow” drives are fast, size matters more.
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