BIOSTAR M700 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD Review 21

BIOSTAR M700 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD Review

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Packaging

Package Front
Package Back


The Drive

SSD Front
SSD Back

The drive uses the M.2 2280 form factor, which makes it 22 mm wide and 80 mm long. The PCB has four flash chips and the controller. A DRAM chip is not installed.

SSD Interface Connector

Like most M.2 NVMe SSDs, the BIOSTAR M700 connects to the host system over a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface.

Chip Component Analysis

SSD Controller

We've encountered the Silicon Motion SM2263XT controller on several M.2 SSDs before. It is a fairly new model with four flash channels, solid performance, and support for DRAM-less TLC.

SSD Flash Chips

The four TLC flash chips are made by Intel, using their 64-layer 3D NAND production process.
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