Lexar NM700 1Tb NVMe SSD review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Lexar's NM700 use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Read below about this SSD in our article.

Lexar NM700 1Tb NVMe SSD review

Lexar NM700 1Tb is powered by Marvell 88SS1092. The NM700 comes equipped with 3D TLC memory. Lexar NM700 is offered also in 512 Gb and 256 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with maximum read speeds 3500 MB/s, and maximum write speeds 2000 MB/s. This model has input/output performance 272000 on writing and 293000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

As well it has 1.5 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Marvell 88SS1092
Memory type 3D TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 2000
Read IOPS 293000
Write IOPS 272000
Endurance (TBW) 450
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) n/a


Lexar NM700 1Tb use PCIe 3.0 that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The write speed is 2000 Mb/s, that is okay for this interface. The SSD provide possibility to write 450 TBW, that is not much compared to nearest competitors. On balance, Lexar NM700 1Tb is a well-balanced drive.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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The Lexar NM700 1Tb is DRAMless storage or information about it is not known. DRAM in their controller help to improve I/O performance and endurance.

The NM700 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips able to run with no extra heat sinks. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has additional cooling above and below the drive for improving productivity during heavy loads.

The NM700 1Tb has maximum write speed 2000 Mb per second, sequential read speed 3500 Mb/s. Storage run on Marvell 88SS1092 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is 3D TLC.
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