Do you need to speed up your computer?
One of the best upgrades you can do is swap out the storage drive for a faster drive (the other is to add more RAM, at least until you hit around 24GB or 32GB, after which the return on your investment drops dramatically, except if you have very specific workloads).
If your computer can be equipped with an M.2 SSD (solid state drive), then this is one of the best upgrades you can implement. And one of the best M.2 SSDs out there Lexar Professional NM800 PRO with Heatsink M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD.
Yes, that’s quite a name!
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Not sure if your computer supports M.2 SSDs? I recommend checking the technical specifications for your computer (specifically its motherboard), or alternatively you can download and install CPU-Z and use that software to check your computer’s specifications.
- Capacity: 512GB/1TB/2TB
- Form factor: M.2 2280
512GB: sequential read up to 7450MBps, sequential write up to 3500MBps
1 TB: sequential read up to 7500MBps, sequential write up to 6300MBps
2TB: sequential read up to 7500MBps, sequential write up to 6500MBps
- PCIe standard: PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe 1.4 (backward compatible with PCIe 3.0)
- Dimension (LxWxH): 80 x 22 x 10 mm / 3.15 x 0.87 x 0.39-inch
- weight: 54g / 0.12lbs
- Warranty: Five-year limited warranty
- Shock resistance: 1,500G, duration 0.5ms, Half Sine Wave
- NAND Flash: 3D TLC
- MTBF: 1,500,000 hours
Lexar is a brand that I fully trust when it comes to my storage needs. Whether it’s SSDs or storage cards, I’m never disappointed by the quality, reliability and performance.
And the NM800 PRO is no exception.
Built to support PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe 1.4, this drive is twice as fast as PCIe 3.0 SSDs, and up to 12 times faster than SATA SSDs.
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This is a performance beast capable of reaching read speeds of up to 7,500MBps, and write speeds of up to 6,500MBps. I tested the drive under a few different conditions, and these claims hold true.
This is a fast drive (although remember that the write speed of the 512GB version is limited to 3500MBps).
The addition of heat means the drive runs cooler, which in turn means it performs more reliably when pushed to the limits.
If you’re looking for a fast, reliable storage drive to upgrade your computer, the Lexar Professional NM800 PRO with Heatsink M.2 SSD will not disappoint.