Crucial’s fastest SSD is getting faster – The 14.5 GB/s T705 PCIe 5.0 SSD has leaked
Crucial’s upcoming T705 PCIe 5.0 SSD has leaked onto the web, and it is fast!
Crucial were one of the first companies to launch a PCIe 5.0 compatible SSD with their T700 SSD, which delivered users sequential read speeds of up to 12 GB/s. These speeds are far in excess of what any M.2 based PCIe 4.0 SSD are capable of, and now it looks like Crucial are ready to crank up their SSD speeds further with a new drive called the T705.
With their new T705 SSD model, Crucial plans to offer users SSD speeds of up to 14,500 MB/s. This will make the T705 one of the fastest PCIe 5.0 SSDs on the market. Based on leaked images of the drive, it will be available with or without a heatsink. There also appears to be a limited edition model that features a white heatsink.
At this time, we cannot confirm what SSD controller this new SSD model uses. Crucial’s T700 uses Phison’s E26 PCIe 5.0 SSD controller, so our guess is that this new drive uses Phison’s improved E26 Max14um SSD controller. This is the same SSD controller that Sabrent uses for their new Rocket 5 PCIe 5.0 SSD (see our review of this drive here).
(Images from @momomo_us)
Crucial T705 SSD Specifications
Based on the leaked specifications below, Crucial’s T705 SSD will make use of Micron’s 232-layer TLC 3D NAND. The drive’s 2 TB model will also be the fastest version of this drive with sequential read/write speeds of 14,500/12,700 MB/s.
The 4TB model will be slightly slower than the 2TB model, while the 1TB model will be notably slower. Even so, all three models are incredibly fast, and easily best the early 10 GB/s and 12 GB/s PCIe 5.0 SSDs that launched last year.
(Specifications from @Deepbluen)
Right now, it is unclear when Crucial plans to launch their new T705 PCIe 5.0 SSD, or how much it will cost. Like all PCIe 5.0 SSDs, we can expect this new drive to be expensive.
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