PCIe Gen 3, With Micron TLC And No RAM
Lexar have launched a brand new NVMe 1.4 NM620 SSD household which makes use of a modified Innogrit IG5216 Shasta+ controller together with the Micron 64-Layer 3D TLC we see within the majority of drives available on the market. It doesn’t have any type of RAM cache however the 1TB mannequin that TechPowerUp reviewed does have a 208 GB SLC cache to make sure that you don’t encounter slowdowns when writing massive information.
The option to skip an built-in heatsink proved to be efficient, with no proof of thermal throttling throughout their torture checks. The identical is true of the pseudo-SLC cache, with the drive providing the second highest random write pace they’ve examined, so long as you retain the information round 1GB or so. In some checks it was outpaced by Lexar’s personal NM610 however general the brand new household proved to be the higher performer.
The value is an instance of the development that’s occurring, even when nobody needs it to. At $0.16/GB the drive feels costly for a PCIe 3.0 drive with no RAM cache, however sadly that’s at the moment a good value, as we see the value of all drives slowly creeping up once more. On the plus facet we aren’t seeing provide shortages; one development we do wish to see proceed!