Lexar has announced a new series of M.2 solid-state drives (SSDs). The Lexar Professional NM800 drives are capable of sequential read and write rates of up to 7.4 and 5.8GB/s, respectively, depending on the model and configuration. In addition, graphene is used to create a thin heat spreader for the SSDs.
The Lexar Professional NM800 will be available in M.2 2280 format and will be available in 512GB and 1TB storage configurations. The SSDs are equipped with tlc-nand and are connected to a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface using an undisclosed NVMe 1.4 controller.
The sequential read and write rates of the 1TB model reach up to 7.4GB/s and 5.8GB/s, respectively. The random read speed is 450,000 iops, while the random write speed is a maximum of 750,000 iops, with the random read speed being the fastest. The 512GB variant has slower sequential read and write capabilities, with a sequential read speed of 7GB/s and a sequential write speed of 3GB/s for the 512GB model. The random read and write rates of the 512GB model are 200,000 and 550,000 iops, respectively, according to the manufacturer.
According to Lexar, the endurance is a maximum of 500TBW with a mean time between failures of 1.5 million hours and 0.44 drive writes per day. The 512GB model has a suggested retail price of 100 euros, while the 1TB model has a suggested retail price of 180 euros.