Lexar Unveils Lightning-Fast SSDs, RAM, and More at Computex 2024

PCIe 5.0 Powers Superfast Reads and Writes for New SSDs

Lexar has made a splash at Computex 2024, revealing a range of new storage solutions that include PCIe Gen 5.0 and Gen 4.0 NVMe SSDs, RAM, and flash memory.

A New Generation of SSDs

Leading the pack of four new internal SSDs is the Lexar Professional NM1090 M.2 Gen 5.0 NVMe. Available in capacities from 1TB to 4TB, it boasts a rated sequential performance of 12,000MB/s reads and 11,000MB/s writes, making it a formidable contender among the best SSDs for gaming.

Like other Gen 5.0 NVMe SSDs, the Lexar Professional NM1090 comes with an active cooling heatsink and RGB lighting. It’s poised to be a fantastic addition to top-tier gaming PCs, offering future-proofing as more games begin to leverage the DirectStorage API for near-instant load times.


Catering to Various Needs

The Lexar Professional NM990, designed for high-end business use, offers sequential performance of up to 14,000MB/s reads and 12,000MB/s writes. The NM980 version, with its low power mode for reduced power consumption and cooler temperatures, is ideal for laptops where thermal management is crucial.

The Play 2280 Gen 4.0 NVMe SSD, on the other hand, maxes out at the capabilities of the previous generation of PCIe hardware, with 7,400MB/s and 6,500MB/s sequential reads and writes respectively. With capacities up to 8TB and the right heatsink, it could be a perfect fit for your gaming PC or PS5.

More Than Just SSDs

Lexar also unveiled the Ares RGB DDR5 RAM, available in kit configurations of either 7,600MT/s or 8,000MT/s. To take advantage of these greater speeds, you’ll need to ensure your motherboard supports Expo or XMP.

Portable Storage Solutions

Not to be outdone, Lexar’s portable storage solutions also made a strong showing. The SL00 Portable SSD offers transfer speeds of up to 1,050MB/s, while the Lexar Play Pro MicroSD card clocks in at 600MB/s. These are ideal for use in laptops or game consoles like the PS5 and Nintendo Switch. The Armor 700, a faster USB 3.2 SSD, offers transfer rates of up to 2,000MB/s and features a rugged outer frame.

The Future of Storage

While Lexar has yet to reveal official pricing or release dates for these new storage offerings, their impressive sequential performance is certainly promising. The 8,000MT/s DDR5 RAM kit and leading PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs with sequential speeds of up to 14,000MB/s are particularly exciting.

As technology continues to advance and the current standard becomes more widely adopted, we can expect to see more NVMe SSDs, RAM kits, and even graphics cards that support PCIe 5.0. However, the transition from PCIe 4.0 will take time as the user base catches up. In the meantime, new fast microSD cards and portable SSDs are always a welcome addition.

Stay tuned to our dedicated Computex 2024 hub for all the latest news and product announcements.



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