Lexar NM710 Overview
The Lexar NM710 is your typical M.2 2280 (80mm) drive. On the main side we have a sticker that lets us know we do indeed have the NM710.
Flipping over to the back we can see that the drive is single-sided. On this side there is another sticker that has the model number, regulatory information, and part number.
Under the sticker on the main side of the drive you’ll find the controller which is made by Maxio Technology and labeled “MAP1602A-F3C”. The NAND on the drive is made by Longsys, which actually owns Lexar. The NAND is labeled “RH14TAA1442256G” and is 176-layer TLC. There are a total of four of these NAND chips on the drive. Absent from this drive is a DRAM cache chip, which does cut down the cost of the drive, but typically comes at a performance cost. This drive does make use of a host memory buffer to make up for the lack of a DRAM chip.