Earlier this year we took a look at Lexar’s NM610 M.2 NVMe solid state drive and we were left not all that impressed. Well Lexar is back with their new NM700, which offers faster speeds than the NM610 and they have slapped the “Professional” branding on it. This drive is based on the Marvell 88SS1092 8-channel controller with 3D TLC NAND. The 1TB version of the drive that we are taking a look at today offers sequential read and write speeds of 3500 MB/s and 2000 MB/s. Definitely not the fastest PCI-Express 3.0 drive out there, but you’ll definitely notice a difference compared to a SATA solid state drive. Let’s get this drive installed and see what it can do!
The Lexar NM700 comes in nice retail box. On the front there is a picture of the drive and it lets us know the capacity, which is 1TB. Lexar does offer this drive in 256GB and 512GB versions as well.
Getting everything out of the box you’ll have the drive itself and a user’s guide.