The Stylish Lexar NM790 PCIe 4.0 SSD

A Maxio MAP1602 Powered SSD

If you don’t want to pay the extra cost for a PCIe 5.0 SSD you have a lot of choices when it comes to PCIe 4.0 drives.  You won’t notice much performance difference unless you are running a large and very popular database.  This is a good time to pick one up, as prices are set to increase significantly.  The demand by fanatics for AI horsepower is driving the price increase, even spinning rust drives are seeing price increases.

The Lexar NM790 will give you 7400MB/s sequential reads and 6500MB/s writes, putting it in the upper levels of performance for DRAM-less SSDs.  The heatsink handled all the heat The FPS Review could throw at it, so no worries about throttling.  At the moment, the price is quite attractive for the performance you get; hopefully it won’t spike drastically in the coming months.

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