Lexar has made a name for itself in the portable storage market—they are very well known for their SD cards and USB sticks, so it's natural for them to expand into other areas of flash storage, like consumer SSDs. Lexar was founded as a subsidiary of Micron, but was sold to Longsys in 2017 and has been operating more independently since.
Today, we have for review the Lexar NM610 SSD in the 1 TB variant, which is the company's current flagship. It comes in the M.2 form factor, using a fast PCI-Express x4 3.0 NVMe connection to interface with the rest of the system. Under the hood, Lexar is using a Silicon Motion SM2263XT controller paired with Micron 64-layer 3D TLC flash. For cost reasons, a DRAM cache module is not installed.
The Lexar NM610 is available in capacities of 250 GB ($48), 500 GB ($115), and 1 TB ($155). Endurance for these models is set at 125 TBW, 250 TBW, and 500 TBW respectively. Lexar includes a three-year warranty.
|Specifications: Lexar NM610 1 TB SSD|
|Capacity:||1000 GB (931 GB usable)|
24 GB additional overprovisioning
|Controller:||Silicon Motion SM2263XT|
|Flash:||Micron 64-layer 3D TLC|
|Form Factor:||M.2 2280|
|Interface:||PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3|
|Device ID:||Lexar 1TB SSD|
|Price at Time|
|$155 / 16 cents per GB|