Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Lexar NM800PRO 2TB PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 SSD. It’s designed to work with the latest Intel and AMD platforms, plus it’s compatible with Sony’s Playstation 5. Powered by a 12nm INNOGRIT 1G5236CAA SSD controller, it supports PCI-E 4.0 Gen4x4 standards as well as NVMe v1.4. It uses super fast 3D TLC NAND flash chips, offering a read speeds of up to 7,500Mb/sec, and a write speed of up to 6,500Mb/sec. It’s available in sizes of 512GB, 1TB and 2TB, and comes with a five-year limited warranty. The SSD also features an integrated heatsink which helps to cool the SSD for unmatched performance.
As I mentioned above, the Lexar NM800Pro uses the INNOGRIT 1G5236CAA SSD controller, which offers amazing peformance. How do we know? Well, we’ve already seen what this controller can do during our review of the Patriot Viper VP4300 M.2 PCIE Gen4 x4 2TB SSD. Now, let’s see what how well the Lexar NM800Pro can compete against other SSDs. For the more information about Innogrit’s SSD (RainierPC IG5236) controller go here.
One thing I’ve noticed recently, is that over the last few months, a lot of manufacturers have been making SSDs that, not only works with PC’s and laptops, but they’re also compatible with Sony’s Playstation 5. I think this is a trend that will continue over the next few years. Another bonus which I think is fantastic, is that Lexar have included a 5-year limited warranty with their NM800Pro too.
Confused and NAND flash memory? Well, there are several types of NAND flash memory used in most of today’s SSDs. The two most popular are SLC and MLC, and now TLC. Here’s a little background taken from HowToGeek.
I would like to send a big thank you to Lexar for the review sample! Here is a snippet of what they have to say about themselves on their website:
Since establishment, Lexar has worked diligently to bring unparalleled value to our customers. We define value as providing well-designed, innovated, and user-friendly products that meet the expectations of customers and enterprises looking for memory solutions to count on.
The Lexar Quality Labs are a group of testing facilities where all Lexar memory card, card reader, and USB flash drives undergo extensive testing to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. This provides customers with the highest level of confidence when using Lexar products to capture, manage, move, and store the memories that matter.
We have a team of dedicated lab technicians that test Lexar products with more than 1,100 intended digital devices, including:
- DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras
- Video cameras
- Action cameras
- Mobile phones
- Desktop, laptop, and tablet computers
- Card readers
- Gaming consoles
In addition to device compatibility testing, technicians in the Lexar Quality Labs also test products for durability by putting them through various vibration, temperature, electric shock, impact, and strength tests. This rigorous testing ensures all Lexar products offer the quality and reliability customers have come to expect from Lexar.
So in terms of performance, what can we expect from the Lexar NM800PRO SSD? Well, I’m expecting some decent scores in all of our benchmark tests. We’ll be using our test rig which is comprised of an ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard along with an Intel Core i9-12900KF processor, Patriot Viper RGB DDR5-6200 32Gb Kit and a Radeon RX 6750 XT graphics card. OK, let’s dive straight in and check out the specifications on the page.
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