Lexar Introduces a family of M.2 SSDs to its portfolio

Lexar Introduces a family of M.2 SSDs to its portfolio

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  • Take the next step in high computing performance by utilizing the latest M.2 form factor
  • Features SSD Dash software management
  • Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts


San Jose, USA, January 8, 2019 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the newest additions to its internal Solid-State Drive (SSD) portfolio with the release of its M.2 NM series; featuring a traditional SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD (NM200), plus more advanced solutions with NVMe™ performance (NM500, NM520, NM600) for entry-level to PC enthusiasts.

The NM200 SATA III (6Gb/s) is designed with the M.2 2280 form factor and is ideal for mainstream users who want increased performance and reliability on their laptop or PC, with optimized speeds of up to 550MB/s read and 510MB/s write. An excellent choice for users who still want to power through their day, the NM200 provides faster speed for boot ups, shut downs and every application in between.

As the demand for storage increases, so does the need for performance and speed to keep up with gaming and multimedia applications. Supported by PCIe Gen 3×2 NVMe 1.2 technology, the NM500 and NM520 allow users to experience entry-level NVMe™ performance built with 3D NAND. Designed in two different form factors – the M.2 2280 (NM500) and the M.2 2242 (NM520), these SSDs comes with speeds 2.5x faster than a SATA SSD, giving your PC the ability to take on more and finish faster than ever with read speeds up to 1650MB/s*.

For the PC enthusiast who needs more for their video-intensive applications in 4K and 3D, the Lexar NM600 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 Solid-State Drive is designed to put you in the computing fast lane with speeds up 2100MB/s read and 1600MB/s write1. The NM600 is supported by the PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 technology standard and built with 3D NAND flash for higher capacity and efficiency. It also features LDPC error code correction technology which makes data transfers more reliable than ever by fixing data errors before they have a chance to slow down.

“We are very excited to introduce a suite of M.2 Solid-State Drives to our product portfolio. Our goal is to continue producing tools that content creators demand in order to maximize their workflow and fully leverage the performance of their personal computers,” said Joel Boquiren, Director of Global Marketing.

All SSDs in the NM series feature SSD Dash management software to stay up to date with how the SSD is performing**. It makes it easy to monitor the drive’s performance, including drive health, drive condition, and firmware updates for smooth operation.

The NM200 is available at MSRP $129.99 USD (240GB), $229.99 USD (480GB),
NM500 is available at MSRP $59.99 USD (128GB), $99.99 USD (256GB), $179.99 USD (512GB),
NM520 is available at MSRP $69.99 USD (128GB), $119.99 USD (256GB),
NM600 is available at MSRP $149.99 USD (240GB), and $249.99 USD (480GB).

The M.2 NM series SSD will ship this month and comes with a three-year limited warranty.

All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. For more information visit www.lexar.com

Lexar will be exhibiting at this year’s CES, Las Vegas, Nevada January 8th – 11th, the world’s largest consumer technology show.

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About Lexar

For more than 20 years, Lexar has been a trusted leading global brand of memory solutions. Our award-winning lineup includes memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers, and solid-state drives. With so many options, it’s easy to find the right Lexar solution to fit your needs. All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. Lexar products are available worldwide at major retail and e-tail stores. For more information or support, visit www.lexar.com.

About Longsys

Longsys – a leader in consumer NAND flash applications, is committed to supporting Lexar in its quest to reach new achievements in high-performance, quality, and reliability while maintaining its position as a leading global brand in memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers.

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* Read and write speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.
** To download SSD Dash management software, please go to https://www.lexar.com/support/downloads/

Security safeguards, by their nature, are capable of circumvention. Lexar does not guarantee data will be 100% secure from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction.

Actual usable memory capacity may vary. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes.

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Media Contact:
Joel Boquiren
Director, Global Marketing