Lexar NQ100 480GB Solid State Drive Review

Drive Information & Testing Procedures

Once you have the Lexar NQ100 installed and formatted you can see we have 447 GB of usable space.

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Opening up CrystalDiskMark we can see that the drive supports S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, and of course TRIM.

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For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks on your drive for comparison.

Sisoftware Sandra Physical Disks Benchmark (download)
ATTO Disk Benchmark (download)
CrystalDiskMark 64bit (download)
AS SSD Benchmark (download)
Anvil Storage Utility Professional (download)
PCMark 8 – Storage Benchmark (download)
AIDA64 Storage Benchmark (download)

We also made these optimization changes…

– No power saving options in the BIOS
– ACHI enabled in the BIOS
– Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
– Windows 10 power saving settings are disabled

So let’s get into testing!

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