The range of Lexar now includes a new solid-state drive Professional NM800 M.2 2280 format. This internal SSD is aimed primarily at game lovers and content creators.
The Lexar SSD is based on 3D TLC flash memory microchips (three bits of information in a cell). The PCI Express 4.0 x4 interface (NVMe 1.4 specification) is used to exchange data with a computer.
The series includes 512 GB and 1 TB versions. The first is capable of reading data at speeds up to 7000 MB/s and writing information at speeds up to 3000 MB/s. In the second, these figures reach 7400 MB/s and 5800 MB/s, respectively.
The random read / write IOPS (IOPS) is up to 200,000/550,000 for the 512GB model and up to 400,000/750,000 for the 1TB version. MTBF (mean time between failure) reaches 1.5 million hours. The solid-state drive is rated for 0.44 full rewrites per day (DWPD value).
Lexur Professional NM800 price and availability
The younger version with 512 GB storage is priced at about £87.14, while for the older version with 1 TB storage, you will have to pay £159.68 on the Amazon.co.uk website.
Recently, Samsung has also made available the Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink SSD, specially designed for PlayStation 5. It is best to use an M.2 2280 SSD with its heat sink to ensure a reasonable temperature even during extended gaming sessions.
Sony has quite high demands on SSD PS5, which are used to expand the memory of the PlayStation 5. Because Sony requires an M.2 SSD that is connected via PCIe 4.0 x4 and that achieves a sequential read speed of at least 5.5 GB/s. For the Gaming SSD to fit into the designated compartment of the console, it must be a maximum of 110 mm long, 22 mm wide, and 11.25 mm thick.