The Lexar NM520 M.2 2242 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) lets you wake up your PC with a performance upgrade from SATA to an entry-level PCIe NVMe for faster startups, data transfers and application loads. With speeds 2.5x faster than a SATA SSD2, your PC will be ready to take on more and finish faster than ever with speeds up to 1650MB/s1.
More powerful than SATA SSDs
With the PCIe Gen3x2 NVMe 1.2 standard you get sequential read speed up to 1650MB/s1, giving you 2.5x the performance of SATA SSDs2. The NM520 is also built with 3D NAND flash.
With outstanding endurance thanks to no moving parts it’s cooler, quieter, and more reliable than a traditional hard disk drive, plus it’s also shock and vibration resistant3.
Reduced power consumption and cooler operation makes the battery life last longer than an HDD.
All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability.
Upgrade from SATA to an entry-level PCIe NVMe performance
Faster speeds of up to 1650MB/s read and 1000MB/s write1
M.2 2242 form factor
Get 2.5x the speed of a SATA-based SSD2
Ideal for smaller notebooks
**3D NAND **
Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts3
128GB sequential read up to 1,550MB/s, write up to 530MB/s IOPS: 84/90K
256GB sequential read up to 1,650MB/s, write up to 950MB/s IOPS: 90/92K
512GB sequential read up to 1,650MB/s, write up to 1,000MB/s IOPS: 92/92K
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C
Shock Resistant 1500G, duration 0.5ms, Half Sine Wave
Vibration Resistant 10~2000Hz, 1.5mm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis(X,Y,Z)
TBW 128GB: 60TB, 256GB: 120TB, 512GB: 240TB
DWPD 128GB:0.46, 256GB: 0.46, 512GB: 0.46
MTBF 1,500,000 Hours
*1 Up to 1650MB/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 (10~2000Hz, 1.5mm, 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.
Actual usable memory capacity may vary. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes.
Product appearance, software offerings, and packaging may vary depending on ship date and available inventory.*