Lexar has introduced its new lineup of SSDs that bring together extreme performance, a graphene heat spreader, and extended longevity. The Professional NM800 drives are designed primarily for high-performance desktops and inexpensive mobile or desktop workstations that can benefit from its characteristics. Interestingly, the SSDs are not too expensive too.
Designed to compete with the best SSDs, Lexar’s Professional NM800 comes in an M.2 2280 form-factor, has a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, and is powered by an unknown NVMe 1.4-compliant controller coupled with 3D TLC NAND memory. The drives are set to be available in 512GB and 1TB versions.
The 1TB SKU is rated for an up to 7400 MBps sequential read speed, up to 5800 MBps sequential write speed, up to 400K random read IOPS, and up to 750K random write IOPS. The 512GB model is slightly slower and is rated for up to 7000 MBps sequential reads, up to 3000 MBps sequential writes, up to 200K random reads, and up to 550K random writes, reports TechX.