Page 10 - Conclusion
After our tests and inspections, the Lexar Professional NM800 PRO 2TB is a very strong contender for a performant storage option. With its InnoGrit Rainer controller and onboard memory, this drive was able to deliver blazing write performance in synthetic tests. It was particularly strong at non-sequential tests too, which is something we do not always see. Real-life simulation tests were where the NM800 PRO 2TB really shone, as it was more than capable in competing with the best and coming out ahead of the pack. This includes randomized workloads in our PassMark PerformanceTest 10 Advanced Disk Test as well as general day-to-day tasks from our PCMark 10 and 3DMark results. This truly plants the Lexar Professional NM800 PRO 2TB at the top of the Lexar family. In terms of specifications, you can also see the NM800 PRO 2TB offers a lot on paper. Its NAND flash is capable of a 2000TBW endurance rating, which makes for a very strong 0.535 DWPD over its 5-year coverage. Finally, the PlayStation 5-compatibility further highlights the fact this is a very capable drive. There are still some areas of improvement. For one, we never did see the rated top speeds in our tests, and the read results as a whole were a bit behind some of its competition. As well, the InnoGrit Rainer IG5236 showed weakness for smaller packet reads, something we have observed in another drive that shares the same controller. At a price of $220 USD at press time, it is competitively priced for its size and is further backed up by its results. With its impressive performance particularly for day-to-day use, I think the Lexar Professional NM800 PRO 2TB is a solid choice for speedy storage.
Lexar provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The Lexar Professional NM800 PRO 2TB is a top-tier PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SSD that offers excellent performance and endurance.
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