Crucial P1 and Crucial P2 are almost similar in all aspects. But is there any difference between the two? Now, this post from MiniTool introduces information about Crucial P1 vs P2 for you. Keep on your reading.

Overview of Crucial P1 and P2

First, the following is the overview of Crucial P1 and P2.

Crucial P1

Crucial P1 SSD provides category-leading real performance. PCMark® 8 benchmarks show that the drive can reach 565MB/sec mixed-mode throughput, with a comprehensive score of 5084, and its performance is better than similar SSDs in the price category.

Crucial P1 SSD utilizes the NVMe PCIe interface and Micron's leading QLC technology to provide fast capacity at a lower cost.

Crucial P2

Crucial P2 unleashes the performance of the computer, thereby shortening loading time and speeding up data transfer. P2 has a dynamic write acceleration function, which essentially programs the TLC flash pool to a faster SLC to achieve faster write performance.

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Crucial P1 vs P2

As for Samsung Crucial P1 vs P2, we will focus on 6 main aspects - form factor & interface, capacity & model numbers, performance, endurance, reliability & warranty, and price. First, there is a table about Crucial P2 vs P1.

Crucial P1 Crucial P2
Form Factor M.2 2280 SSD M.2 2280 SSD
Capacity 500 GB, 1 TB , 2 TB 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
NAND Type Micron 64L QLC Micron 96L TLC
Sequential Read

1900 MB/s (500 GB)

2000 MB/s (1 TB, 2 TB)

2100 MB/s (250 GB)

2300 MB/s (500 GB)

2400 MB/s (1TB, 2TB)
Sequential Write

950 MB/s (500 GB)

1700 MB/s (1 TB)

1750 MB/s (2 TB)

1150 MB/s (250 GB)

940 MB/s (500 GB)

1800 MB/s (1 TB)

1900 MB/s (2 TB)
Reliability (MTTF) 1,5 million hours 1,5 million hours
TBW

100 TBW (500 GB)

200 TBW (1 TB)

400TBW (2 TB)

150 TBW (250 GB, 500 GB)

300 TBW (1 TB)

600TBW (2 TB)
Warranty 5 years limited 5 years limited

Crucial P1 vs P2: Form Factor & Interface

First of all, we will look at Crucial P2 vs P1for form factor and interface. The Crucial P2 and P1 both use the M.2 2280 form factor. The interface of Crucial P2 and P1 is PCIe 3.0 x4. Thus, Crucial P1 and P2 have the same form factor and interface.

Related article: How to Pick an SSD of the Right Form Factor for Your Device

Crucial P1 vs P2: Capacity

When selecting an SSD or HHD, the capacity is a necessary factor to be considered since a large storage size enables you to save more files and data. In terms of Crucial P1 vs P2, Crucial P1 provides 3 capacity options - 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB, while Crucial P2 provides 4 options – 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.

Thus, in this aspect, Crucial P2 provides more capacity options than Crucial P1.

Crucial P1 vs P2: Performance

When selecting a solid-state drive, performance should be one of the most important factors to be considered. The SSD with fast read and write speed can improve computer performance and improve your user experience. Thus, this part is about Crucial P1 vs Crucial P2 for performance.

The sequential read speed of 500 GB Crucial P1 is up to 1900 MB/s and the sequential write speed is up to 950 MB/s. The sequential read speed of 1 TB Crucial P1 is 2000 MB/s, and the sequential write speed is 1700 MB/s. The sequential read speed of 2 TB Crucial P1 is 2000 MB/s, and the sequential write speed is 1750 MB/s.

The sequential read speed of 250 GB Crucial P2 is up to 2100 MB/s and the sequential write speed is up to 1150 MB/s. The sequential read speed of 500 GB Crucial P2 is up to 2300 MB/s and the sequential write speed is up to 940 MB/s. The sequential read speed of 1 TB Crucial P2 is up to 2400 MB/s and the sequential write speed is up to 1800 MB/s. The sequential read speed of 2 TB Crucial P2 is up to 2400 MB/s and the sequential write speed is up to 1900 MB/s.

In short, in the aspect of performance, Crucial P2 is a little bit better than Crucial P1. Reading and writing speed is also affected by other factors, so Crucial P2 may be slower than Crucial P1 in actual use.

Also see: How to Get Best Performance from SSD in Windows 7/8/10/11

Crucial P1 vs P2: Endurance

In addition to performance, endurance is also an essential factor for an SSD. The lifespan of SSD is usually measured by TBW (Total Bytes Written). 500 GB Crucial P1 will be rated for 100 TBW and 1 TB Crucial P1 will be rated for 200 TBW and 2 TB Crucial P1 will be rated for 400 TB, while 250 GB and 500 GB Crucial P2 will be rated for 150 TBW and 1 TB Crucial P2 will be rated for 300 TBW and 2 TB Crucial P2 will be rated for 600 TB.

Crucial P1 vs P2: Reliability and Warranty

As for Crucial P1 vs P2, we will show you the fifth aspect – reliability and warranty. Both Crucial P1 and P2provide good reliability and warranty. Both of them provide 1.5 million hours of reliability. Both of them are provided a five-year limited warranty.

Crucial P1 vs P2: Price

When choosing an SSD, the budget would also be taken into consideration. Here, we will show you the last difference between Crucial P1 and P2. It is the price. According to the official site, the 1TB Crucial P1 is about $105, but the price of the 1TB Crucial P2 is about $92.

As for Crucial P1 vs P2, Crucial P1 is more expensive than Crucial P2. If you want to know the more different prices of different storage sizes, you can visit its official site.

Crucial P1 vs P2: Which One to Choose

Crucial P2 is better than Crucial P1 in capacity, performance, maximum sequential read, maximum sequential write. In terms of MTBF reliability, and warranty coverage, the two SSDs are the same.

Therefore, if you only want to use SSD to enhance system performance and greatly reduce software/operating system loading time, please choose P1. However, if you just want to improve the read and write speed of large files, P2 is for you.

How to Migrate OS to Crucial P1 or P2?

Whether you choose Crucial P1 or Crucial P2, both of them provide good performance than the HHD. On the one hand, they can improve computer performance and decrease system loading time. On the other hand, they come with a large hard drive capacity, allowing you to save a lot of files, folders, pictures, movies, videos, and so on.

Hence, you can migrate your OS (operating system) to the Crucial P1 or Crucial P2 SSD to make your computer faster.

So, how to migrate OS to Crucial P1 or Crucial P2 without data loss?

To do that, you can use a hard drive clone tool. Thus, MiniTool ShadowMaker, which is also a piece of Windows 10 backup software, would be a good choice. This program enables you to clone OS to SSD without data loss.

Now, follow the guide below to migrate your operating system to SSD with MiniTool ShadowMaker’s Clone Disk feature.

Step 1: Insert the SSD into your computer. If there is no extra disk card slot on the motherboard, you can only use a cable to connect the SSD to the computer. Install and launch MiniTool ShadowMaker. Please don’t install the program on your SSD.

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Step 2: Click Keep Trial. Launch it to get into the main interface.

Step 3: Go to the Tools page and then click the Clone Disk feature.

click the Clone Disk feature

Step 4: Then, click Source to choose the source disk. Here, you need to choose the original system disk as the clone source and click Finish to continue.

choose the source disk

Step 5: Then click the Destination module to choose a target disk. Here, you need to select Crucial P1 or P2 as the target disk.

Note: Please note all data on the target disk will be destroyed during the cloning process. If there are important files on it, please back up them first.

Step 6: Then the disk clone process will begin. Please do not interrupt the disk clone process until it is finished. The cost time depends on the number of files on the source disk.

Step 7: When the disk clone process is finished, you will receive a warning message which tells you that the target disk and the original disk have the same signature. So, you need to remove or disconnect the old hard drive. Moreover, if you want to boot the computer from the target disk, please enter BIOS and change the boot sequence first.

the warning message

After all steps are finished, you have successfully upgraded the original hard drive to the Crucial P1 or Crucial P2.

In addition, if you only want to migrate Windows OS from HDD to SSD, you can try another hard drive cloning software - MiniTool Partition Wizard. It offers you the Migrate OS to SSD/HD feature, enabling you to only migrate Windows system to SSD or clone the entire system disk to SSD.

Bottom Line

This post has introduced information about Crucial P1 vs P2. Besides, we also have introduced a clone tool for you to migrate OS to SSD without data loss. If you have any different opinions of Crucial P1 vs P2and MiniTool software, you can leave a message in the comment zone or contact us via [email protected] and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

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