Lexar NM700 512Gb SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

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Lexar NM700 512Gb SSD detailed review

Lexar NM700 512Gb works on Marvell 88SS1092 controller. The NM700 comes equipped with 3D TLC flash memory. SSD is offered also in 256 Gb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface with sequential read speeds 3500 MB/s, and maximum write speeds equals to 2000 Mbps. It also has input/output performance 293000 on reading and 272000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

As well it has 1.5 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 512 Gb
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) 300
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) n/a


NM700 (512Gb) produced by Lexar support previous bus standard that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2000 Mbps, that is average value for this expansion standard. The NVMe SSD can write 300 TBW, that is not much compared to nearest rivals. On balance, Lexar NM700 512Gb has more disadvantages and our editor strongly do not advise to have it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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The Lexar NM700 512Gb is DRAMless storage or data about it is unknown. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to increase endurance and IOPS.

The NM700 512Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to function without additional heat sinks. Some motherboards or laptops designed with additional cooling above or below the SSD to enhance performance during times of heavy loads.

The NM700 512Gb has write speed 2000 Mb/s, maximum read speed 3500 Mbps. SSD works on Marvell 88SS1092 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is 3D TLC.
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