Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the newest additions to its internal Solid-State Drive (SSD) portfolio with the release of its M.2 NM series; featuring a traditional SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD (NM200), plus more advanced solutions with NVMe™ performance (NM500, NM520, NM600) for entry-level to PC enthusiasts.
The NM200 SATA III (6Gb/s) is designed with the M.2 2280 form factor and is ideal for mainstream users who want increased performance and reliability on their laptop or PC, with optimized speeds of up to 550MB/s read and 510MB/s write. An excellent choice for users who still want to power through their day, the NM200 provides faster speed for boot ups, shut downs and every application in between.
As the demand for storage increases, so does the need for performance and speed to keep up with gaming and multimedia applications. Supported by PCIe Gen 3×2 NVMe 1.2 technology, the NM500 and NM520 allow users to experience entry-level NVMe™ performance built with 3D NAND. Designed in two different form factors – the M.2 2280 (NM500) and the M.2 2242 (NM520), these SSDs comes with speeds 2.5x faster than a SATA SSD, giving your PC the ability to take on more and finish faster than ever with read speeds up to 1650MB/s.
For the PC enthusiast who needs more for their video-intensive applications in 4K and 3D, the Lexar NM600 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 Solid-State Drive is designed to put you in the computing fast lane with speeds up 2100MB/s read and 1600MB/s write1. The NM600 is supported by the PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 technology standard and built with 3D NAND flash for higher capacity and efficiency. It also features LDPC error code correction technology which makes data transfers more reliable than ever by fixing data errors before they have a chance to slow down.
“We are very excited to introduce a suite of M.2 Solid-State Drives to our product portfolio. Our goal is to continue producing tools that content creators demand in order to maximize their workflow and fully leverage the performance of their personal computers,” said Joel Boquiren, Director of Global Marketing.
All SSDs in the NM series feature SSD Dash management software to stay up to date with how the SSD is performing. It makes it easy to monitor the drive’s performance, including drive health, drive condition, and firmware updates for smooth operation.
The NM200 is available at MSRP $129.99 USD (240GB), $229.99 USD (480GB),
NM500 is available at MSRP $59.99 USD (128GB), $99.99 USD (256GB), $179.99 USD (512GB),
NM520 is available at MSRP $69.99 USD (128GB), $119.99 USD (256GB),
NM600 is available at MSRP $149.99 USD (240GB), and $249.99 USD (480GB).
The M.2 NM series SSD will ship this month and comes with a three-year limited warranty.