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Crucial gearing up to launch its fastest SSD yet

Crucial looks to be cooking up its fastest PCIe 5.0 SSD yet, with a new Crucial T705 appearing online, complete with a full spec sheet. The SSD will offer up to 14.5 GB/s read speeds and will come available with a black or white heatsink. 

The previous model, the T700, was released last year and was Crucial's fastest SSD when it launched. It was highly regarded as one of the best M.2 SSDs and received numerous awards, as it was mostly unrivalled by PCIe 4.0 SSDs and because other manufacturers were yet to release their first PCIe 5.0 SSDs. Even so, after other PCIe 5.0 storage drives were released, the T700 maintained its position as a top-performing SSD. However, early indications suggest that the new Crucial T705 and T705 Limited Edition will surpass its predecessor in performance.

Image credit: @momomo_us and Deepblue

Although the datasheet shared by Deepblue for the Crucial T705 does not provide details about the controller, DRAM cache, and endurance, it reveals that the SSD will be available with or without a heatsink and with 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB of storage. The Limited Edition model offers 2TB storage and comes with a white heatsink, as shown by @momomo_us.

The most significant change in the T705 spec sheet is the performance improvement, with data read rates increasing from 12,400 MB/s to 14,500 MB/s, depending on the storage capacity. The sequential write speeds were also improved, with the fastest variants of the T705 going up to 12,700 MB/s. This boost in performance is most likely due to the new controller, which has not been disclosed yet. The cache specs may also contribute to the higher performance, but we can't be sure since the details are unknown.

KitGuru says: Do you already own a PCIe 5.0 SSD? Would you consider getting something like this Crucial T705? 

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