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Lexar NQ100 vs. Lexar NS100 vs. Lexar NS200

Lexar recently released the NQ100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) Solid State Drive. So, how does this new model stack up against the similar NS100 and NS200 models?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the three solid state drives.

Quick Summary

When you compare the similar capacity options, the new NQ100 has the same maximum sequential reading speeds as all capacities of the NS200 as well as most capacities of the NS100.

The only exception is that the 240GB NQ100 and 256GB NS200 SSDs are slightly faster than the 256GB NS100 SSDs.

When it comes to endurance, the NS100 and NS200 can endure more writes than the newer NQ100 as both the of the older drives have better TBW and DWPD.

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NQ100 vs. NS100 vs. NS200 Comparison Chart

You can check out a comparison table for the three Lexar SSDs below.

 Lexar NQ100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSDLexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSDLexar NS200 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Weight34 grams34 grams34 grams
Dimensions100.20 mm x 69.85 mm x 7.00 mm (or 3.94” x 2.75” x 0.28”)100.20 mm x 69.85 mm x 7.00 mm (or 3.94” x 2.75” x 0.28”)100.20 mm x 69.85 mm x 7.00 mm (or 3.94” x 2.75” x 0.28”)
Capacity Options240GB

480GB

960GB
128GB

256GB

512GB

1TB
256GB

512GB

1TB
Model Numbers240GB NQ100: LNQ100X240G-RNNNG or LNQ100X240G-RNNNC

480GB NQ100: LNQ100X480G-RNNNG or LNQ100X480G-RNNNC

960GB NQ100: LNQ100X960G-RNNNG or LNQ100X960G-RNNNC
128GB NS100: LNS100-128RBNA, LNS100-128RB or LNS100-128RBJP

256GB NS100: LNS100-256RBNA, LNS100-256RB or LNS100-256RBJP

512GB NS100: LNS100-512RBNA, LNS100-512RB or LNS100-512RBJP

1TB NS100: LNS100-1TRBNA, LNS100-1TRB or LNS100-1TRBJP
256GB NS200: LNS200-256RBNA or LNS200-256RB

512GB NS200: LNS200-512RBNA or LNS200-512RB

1TB NS200: LNS200-1TRBNA or LNS200-1TRB
Maximum Sequential Read Speed240GB NQ100: Up to 550 MB per second

480GB NQ100: Up to 550 MB per second

960GB NQ100: Up to 550 MB per second
128GB NS100: Up to 520 MB per second

256GB NS100: Up to 520 MB per second

51G GB NS100: Up to 550 MB per second

1TB NS100: Up to 550 MB per second
256GB NS200: Up to 550 MB per second

512GB NS200: Up to 550 MB per second

1TB NS200: Up to 550 MB per second
TBW240GB NQ100: 84 TBW

480GB NQ100: 168 TBW

960GB NQ100: 336 TBW
128GB NS100: 64 TBW

256GB NS100: 128 TBW

512GB NS100: 256 TBW

1TB NS100: 512 TBW
256GB NS200: 128 TBW

512GB NS200: 256 TBW

1TB NS200: 512 TBW
DWPD32%46%46%
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Shock Resistance1500G, 0.5 ms duration, Half Sine Wave1500G, 0.5 ms duration, Half Sine Wave1500G, 0.5 ms duration, Half Sine Wave
Vibration Resistance7 Hz to 800 Hz, 3.08Grm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis (X,Y,Z)10 Hz to 2000 Hz, 1.5mm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis (X,Y,Z)10 Hz to 2000 Hz, 1.5mm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis (X,Y,Z)
Warranty3-year limited warranty3-year limited warranty3-year limited warranty
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Weight

The NQ100, NS100 and NS200 are around the same weight, which is approximately 34 grams.

Dimensions

The three internals solid state drives in this versus guide also have the same physical size, which is around 100.20 mm x 69.85 mm x 7.00 mm (or 3.94” x 2.75” x 0.28”).

Capacity Options

You can take a look at the available capacities for all three Lexar 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSDs below:

Lexar NQ100:

  • 240GB
  • 480GB
  • 960GB

Lexar NS100:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

Lexar NS200:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

Model Numbers

You can also take a look at the model numbers for each of the capacity options below:

  • 240GB NQ100: LNQ100X240G-RNNNG or LNQ100X240G-RNNNC
  • 480GB NQ100: LNQ100X480G-RNNNG or LNQ100X480G-RNNNC
  • 960GB NQ100: LNQ100X960G-RNNNG or LNQ100X960G-RNNNC
  • 128GB NS100: LNS100-128RBNA, LNS100-128RB or LNS100-128RBJP
  • 256GB NS100: LNS100-256RBNA, LNS100-256RB or LNS100-256RBJP
  • 512GB NS100: LNS100-512RBNA, LNS100-512RB or LNS100-512RBJP
  • 1TB NS100: LNS100-1TRBNA, LNS100-1TRB or LNS100-1TRBJP
  • 256GB NS200: LNS200-256RBNA or LNS200-256RB
  • 512GB NS200: LNS200-512RBNA or LNS200-512RB
  • 1TB NS200: LNS200-1TRBNA or LNS200-1TRB

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

When you compare similar capacities, the NQ100 is equal to the NS200 at maximum sequential reading. The 480GB NQ100 and 512GB NS200 also have the same max read speeds as the 51G GB NS100 while the 960GB NQ100 and 1TB NS200 1TB NS100 are equal to the 1TB NS100.

With that said, the 240GB NQ100 and 256GB NS200 are 30 MB per second faster (or 5.77% faster) than the 256GB NS100.

You can check out the maximum sequential read speeds below:

  • 240GB NQ100: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 480GB NQ100: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 960GB NQ100: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 128GB NS100: Up to 520 MB per second
  • 256GB NS100: Up to 520 MB per second
  • 51G GB NS100: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 1TB NS100: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 256GB NS200: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 512GB NS200: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 1TB NS200: Up to 550 MB per second

TBW

When you compare similar capacity options, the new NQ100 SSD falls short of the NS100 and NS200 when it comes to endurance.

You can write 44 TB more data with the 256GB NS100 and NS200 SSDs than the 240GB NQ100 SSD. You can also write 88 TB more data with the 512GB NS100 and NS200 SSDs than the 480GB NQ100 SSD. Last but not least, you can write 176 TB more data with the 1TB NS100 and NS200 SSDs than the 960GB NQ100 SSD.

Endurance is measured as Terabytes Written (TBW), which means how much data can be written on a Lexar solid state drive during its warranty coverage period.

You can find the TBW specs below:

  • 240GB NQ100: 84 TBW
  • 480GB NQ100: 168 TBW
  • 960GB NQ100: 336 TBW
  • 128GB NS100: 64 TBW
  • 256GB NS100: 128 TBW
  • 512GB NS100: 256 TBW
  • 1TB NS100: 512 TBW
  • 256GB NS200: 128 TBW
  • 512GB NS200: 256 TBW
  • 1TB NS200: 512 TBW

DWPD

Drive Writes Per Day, or DWPD, measures how much you can overwrite Lexar’s 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD on a daily basis during the warranty coverage period.

The DWPD for the NQ100 is 32% while the DWPD for the NS100 and NS200 is both 46%. Thus, you will be able to write more data with the NS100 and NS200 SSDs on a daily basis.

Operating Temperature

The NQ100, NS100 and NS200 solid state drives have the same operating temperature range, which is from 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F).

Storage Temperature

The three Lexar 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSDs also have the same storage temperature range, which is from -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F).

Shock Resistance

Furthermore, the solid state drives have the same shock resistance specifications, which you can find below:

  • 1500G, 0.5 ms duration, Half Sine Wave

Vibration Resistance

The vibration resistance is different between the new NQ100 and the other storage drives.

You can find the specs below:

NQ100:

  • 7 Hz to 800 Hz, 3.08Grm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis (X,Y,Z)

NS100 and NS200

  • 10 Hz to 2000 Hz, 1.5mm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis (X,Y,Z)

Warranty

The Lexar NQ100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) Solid State Drive, Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) Solid State Drive and Lexar NS200 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) Solid State Drive each comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

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