Deal of the day: this 2TB Crucial P3 Plus SSD is a great upgrade at better than half price

It's time to move your games to an SSD.

Crucial P3 Plus - Price Drop!

2TB Crucial P3 Plus

“Upgrade your PC with the fast Gen4 performance it needs at a price you want. The Crucial P3 Plus NVMe SSD delivers load times and data transfers that are 8.9x faster than SATA and 43% faster than the fastest Gen3 SSDs.”

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The tumbling cost of SSD storage is such that it makes sense to employ a larger drive, saving you from having to relegate your games to a slower, secondary disk. Indeed, if you’re enjoying Starfield, you may have noticed that developer Bethesda lists an SSD as a minimum requirement, and that’s a trend that will only continue.

Fortunately for gamers in need of an upgrade, capable drives are more affordable than ever before. A fine example is the 2TB Crucial P3 Plus, whose price has dropped to just £78 in the UK or $90 over in the US.

Said drive is now better than half price and touts sequential read and write speeds of up to 5,000MB/s and 4,200MB/s, respectively. Not necessarily the quickest, but plenty fast for most users, particularly those who appreciate the peace of mind of a five-year warranty from a long-standing and reputable brand.

A sensible upgrade for most, and if you do happen to need more storage – games aren’t getting any smaller – the 4TB Crucial P3 Plus has also fallen to an all-time-low of £165. A cracking deal, though US pricing on the 4TB model is less favourable at $210.

4TB Crucial P3 Plus

“With generous space of up to 4TB, the Crucial P3 Plus offers powerful Gen4 storage for loads of apps, programs, files, docs, photos, videos, and games — with room to spare.”

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It’s also worth pointing out the newer, speedier 2TB Crucial P5 Plus, a DRAM-enabled variant that increases peak speeds to 6,600MB/s. That’s quick enough to meet PS5’s official requirements, but pricing increases to £109 / $130 with heatsink included. A welcome option, yet for PC users the regular P3 Plus represents a better bargain.

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