Lexar NM710 1TB Review (Page 10 of 10)

Page 10 - Conclusion

How did the Lexar NM710 1TB perform against other PCIe 4.0-based NVMe drives? Before we answer that question in detail, the NM710 1TB is a budget drive with no DRAM, so keep this context in mind. When it came to our synthetic tests and real-world medium workload simulations, the NM710 1TB was underwhelming in most of the tests, scoring around the back of the pack. When it came to real-world consumer workload tests however, the NM710 1TB displayed more promising performance, with it scoring consistently in the middle with PCMark 10 and 3DMark, even with its DRAM-less design. There were a few good highlights with loading certain games when it came to these simulations. Both the tested maximum read and write speeds were below what Lexar had advertised, but nevertheless came fairly close. The rated write endurance of 600TBW is solid for this 1TB drive, and is consistent with what we have seen on other drives of this capacity using TLC ICs. The design yells classic Lexar, with a slim blue heatsink covering the components. The Lexar NM710 1TB is shockingly cheap, being found at a price of just $38 as of time of writing. Compared to the WD_BLACK SN770 NVMe SSD, the Western Digital model can be found for $50 as of time of writing, which is an SSD with better performance, but is also $12 more expensive. The Crucial P3 Plus 1TB is a similar performing drive that is currently sold for $45, which is $7 more expensive than the NM710 1TB. We are down to the nickel and dime here, but if you are looking for a reasonable performing SSD at a rock bottom price, the Lexar NM710 1TB is the SSD for you.

Lexar provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

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The Lexar NM710 1TB is an ultra-budget PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SSD that delivers reasonable real-world consumer workload performance.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
7. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
8. Benchmark: PCMark 10
9. Benchmark: 3DMark
10. Conclusion