Model: Lexar NM610 1TB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Lexar
Provided By: Lexar

Lexar has been a trusted name in the storage industry for more than 20 years. The company got its start as a division within Cirrus Logic before being spun off in 1996. Lexar quickly made a name for itself thanks to its USB and ATA controllers as well as its industry-leading memory cards and USB flash drives. In 2006, the company was acquired by Micron and merged with Crucial Technology under the name Lexar Media. Lexar continued to flourish under Micron but, in 2017, its parent company decided to get out of the removable media storage business. The Lexar brand was then acquired and relaunched by Shenzhen Longsys Electronics Co., Ltd. (Longsys) with a new product lineup including memory cards, card readers, USB flash drives and SSDs geared towards professional photographers, videographers and content creators.

One of the latest additions to Lexar's line of solid state drives is the NM610. Designed to elevate your PC experience with faster load times and transfer speeds from boot-up to shut down, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2263XT controller and offers features like Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) error code correction technology to ensure data integrity and reliability. The NM610 is also equipped with up to 1TB of Intel's 64-layer TLC 3D NAND flash as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface to deliver up to 2,100 MB/s read and 1,600 MB/s write speeds.

The NM610 is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities. For this review, Lexar sent us the 1TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 2,100 MB/s sequential read and 1,600 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 188,000 random read and 156,000 random write IOPS.

   Lexar NM610 1TB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number LNM610-1TRBNA
Capacity 1TB
NAND Flash Intel 64-layer 3D TLC
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Sequential Read 2,100 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 1,600 MB/s Max
Random Read IOPS 188,000 Max
Random Write IOPS 156,000 Max

MTBF 1.5 million hours
DWPD 0.46

Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40° C to 85° C (-40°F to 185°F)
Shock 1500G, duration 0.5ms, Half Sine Wave
Vibration 10~2000Hz, 1.5mm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis(X,Y,Z)

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 80 mm x 22 mm x 2.25 mm
Weight 9g

Other Features
Features LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check)
Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts
Three-year limited warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the NM610 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Lexar's's new PCIe SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the NM610 have what it takes? Can it deliver the performance that we've come to expect from Lexar? Keep reading as we find out.

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