Nextorage Japan | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6000MB/s write |
$149.99 $87.99 at Newegg (save $62) (opens in new tab)
This is a high-end PCIe 4.0 drive for a little over the price of the far more mainstream WD Black SN770. The difference in read/write speeds for only $18 more cash is rather phenomenal: the Nextorage can reach the upper echelons of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth at 7,300MB/s read and 6,000MB/s write, while the SN770 hits just 5,150MB/s read and 4,900MB/s. If you can spare the cash, I’d make the leap to the Nextorage.
Never heard of Nextorage? Its short history is rather convoliuted, but this is no obscure startup. In fact Nextorage was born in 2019 and founded by Sony as a direct subsidiary of Sony Storage Media Solutions Corporation.
The idea was to produce SSDs for the PlayStation series of consoles. Things changed tack in 2022 when Phison, most famous for SSD controller chips, snagged a controlling stake in Nextorage. And so here we are hawking the Nextorage NEM-PA 1TB, yours for a mere $87.99 from Newegg (opens in new tab).