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Lexar NQ100 SATA 2.5” 240GB SSD Review

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Lexar’s NQ100 comes in a blue box with a full-color picture on the front. The capacity is indicated with a sticker on the bottom edge.

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The rear of the box has a blurb about the drive in several languages and shows the drive model number and serial number through a window.

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Inside, the drive is nestled in a plastic tray with a folded manual under it.

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The drive itself is a nice dark grey with blue accents and a white Lexar logo in the center. If you have a case that shows off 2.5” drives, this one will look pretty nice.

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A label covers most of the back with the model, capacity, specs, and serial number.

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The business end looks like any other SATA drive, nothing new to see here. The case is all plastic sans the threaded inserts for mounting.

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The plastic case just snaps together and after removing two warranty stickers, the drive is quite easy to pop open with a spudger or similar tool. Inside there is… not much really. The actual PCB is quite small, barely bigger than the SATA connections.

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Lexar uses a custom branded DM928 controller which operates without a DRAM buffer. Two 128GB Micron NAND flash chips comprise the storage pool, one on the front with an empty pad next to it.

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Two more pads are on the underside of the PCB with one occupied with the second NAND flash chip.

 

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