Crucial will soon drop the fastest SSD ever with blistering speeds

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Crucial T705 PCIe Gen 5 SSDs on a star background.
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Crucial’s upcoming T705 SDD lineup has leaked, showing beyond impressive read and write speeds. Leveraging the latest Gen 5 connectivity, the series will be available in up to 4TB capacity to satisfy both your performance and storage needs.

Momomo_us and Deepbluen on X (Twitter) have shared some pictures and specifications of Crucial’s upcoming M.2 SSD. It looks like Crucial packs the top-of-the-line beast with four PCIe Gen 5 lanes to deliver up to 14,500MB/s sequential read and 12,700MB/s write, alongside 1,550,000 random 4K read IOPS and 1,800,000 write IOPS on the 2TB version.

Talking of which, Crucial might be preparing three models delivering 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities. That said, while all use Micron’s 232L 3D TLC NAND, it is unclear if and how much DRAM cache each will carry. Seeing how its predecessor, the T700, shares similar specs, we could assume that the T705 will also incorporate 1GB of DRAM cache for each Terabyte of NAND flash.

Below, you can find the full list of leaked specs:

Crucial T705 PCIe Gen 5 SSD specs.

T705 SSDs use a black or limited edition white heatsink to keep it from biting the dust. However, we don’t know if the brand will reuse Phison’s E26 controller again. Seeing the uplift in performance, it wouldn’t be surprising to find another chip under the hood. But regardless, if these leaked specs are any close to real performance, owners will be very happy.

Crucial T705 PCIe Gen 5 SSD without heatsink.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any pricing yet, but we can expect a bit more than the T700 series. Around £190 for the 1TB variant, £320 for 2TB, and £540 for 4TB seems about right, plus an extra £10 to £20 for the heatsink models.