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Lexar NQ100 480GB SSD Review

A Closer Look at Lexar NQ100 480GB »

Lexar NQ100Are traditional SSDs no longer useful now that pretty much everyone is switching to NVMe type of storage?  Absolutely not.  SSDs are still very commonly used and offer speeds up to SATA III.  When it’s time to replace traditional spinning disk Hard Drives you really have to choose between 2.5″ SSDs or NVMe SSD storage devices.  With the release of the newest motherboards which support NVMe storage modules its no brainer that you should go with NVMe SSD.  However what if your motherboard is a little bit older doesn’t have NVMe connections but still works?  SATA SSD is the best way to go.  Lexar’s NQ100 2.5″ SSD is a good solution if you are looking for a quick upgrade or just looking to add more fast storage to your pc.  NQ100 is SATA III (6Gbps capable) SSD storage device that comes with all the features SSDs have to offer for an affordable price that won’t break the bank.

 

 

 

Packaging of the Lexar NQ100 480GB SSD

NQ100 packaging is very simple but yet informative.  This SSD comes in three different capacity sizes, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB.  Our review sample comes in 480GB size and its specifications are found on the back of the packaging.

 

There isn’t much included in the package.  Just a quick Installation Guide with Warranty Information and the SSD itself.

Lexar NQ100

Specifications

Color Gray
Capacity 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
Interface 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s)
Speed 240GB —sequential read up to 550MB/s
480GB —sequential read up to 550MB/s
960GB —sequential read up to 550MB/s
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Shock Resistant 1500G, duration 0.5ms, Half Sine Wave
Vibration Resistant 7~800Hz, 3.08Grm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis(X,Y,Z)
TBW 240GB: 84TB, 480GB: 168TB, 960GB: 336TB
DWPD 0.32
Dimension (L x W x H) 69.85mm x 100.2mm x 7mm / 2.75” x 3.94” x 0.28”
Weight 34g

 

1 Up to 550MB/s read transfer, write transfer speeds lower. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

2 Comparison based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

3 Shock resistant (1500G, duration 0.5ms, Half Sine Wave) and vibration resistant (7~800Hz, 3.08Grm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis(X,Y,Z)). Based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary

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

The actual usable memory capacity may vary. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes.

Lexar is not liable for any loss of data or images.

Product appearance, performance, software offerings, and packaging may vary depending on ship date and available inventory.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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