Launches PCIe(R) 4.0 M.2 2280 SSD ‘NEM-PA Series’ in USA

Built-in Heatsink NVMe SSD Compatible with PlayStation(R)5

Nextorage Corporation will launch a PCIe (R) Gen 4.0 x4 (“PCIe (R) 4.0″) M.2 2280 NVMe SSD ‘NEM-PA series’ for the USA market from March. The products are initially sold on Amazon.

NEM-PA Series (Model: NEM-PA2TB/NEM-PA1TB)

The NEM-PA series is an M.2 2280 SSD equipped with a PCIe (R) 4.0 / NVMe 1.4 controller and a 3D TLC NAND, and comes with a heatsink for heat dissipation. The drive achieves sequential read up to 7,300 MB/s[1], sequential write up to 6,900 MB/s[1], and random read/write up to 1,000 K IOPS[1] (in a PC environment). The NEM-PA series delivers both high-speed loading and smooth gaming experience.


Expand a PlayStation 5 Storage*

Compatible with PS5 (TM) : confirmed by Nextorage, the NEM-PA series fits into the expansion slot of the PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition console. Increasing the storage capacity of PS5 allows users to download, copy, and start PS5 and PlayStation(R)4 games from the M.2 SSD storage. It realizes performance of over 6,500 MB/s* read with a PS5 console.

Ultra-fast PCIe (R) Gen 4.0 x4

The combination of an 8-channel controller and a 1200 MT/s 3D TLC NAND fully uses the PCIe (R) 4.0 data bandwidth (approx. 8 GB/s), and rates sequential read up to 7,300 MB/s[1], sequential write up to 6,900 MB/s[1], and random access performance up to 1,000 K IOPS[1] read and write (in a PC environment). It provides powerful operability even for game titles that require high responsiveness.

Optimized cooling structure

High performance and stability last thanks to the optimized heat dissipation design ― the NEM-PA series comes with an aluminum heatsink coated with highly thermally radioactive black alumite, which suppresses thermal throttling (speed limit activation to prevent thermal runaway). The heatsink cannot be disassembled. When users mount this product on a desktop computer, make sure there is enough space for the M.2 SSD to be installed. This drive cannot be used for laptop computers.

Large-capacity dynamic SLC cache & DDR4 DRAM

Dynamic SLC caching stores cache size up to 1/3 of the total storage area of SSD, which accelerates frequently accessed data and extends the life of TLC NAND. DDR4 DRAM with up to 2 GB [2] capacity achieves both fast and stable transfers.

Error correction algorithm (LDPC)

The SSD controller has a high precision error correction algorithm “4th Gen LDPC (Low Density Parity Check),” which has advanced detection and correction technology for random bit errors that occur during reading and protects the data from corruption.

Reliability & Quality

In addition to functional tests, all Nextorage SSDs are tested for write/read functions at high temperatures specified by Nextorage before shipment.

5-year limited warranty

Warranty and product support valid for 5 years from the original date of purchase or before writing the maximum TBW (Total Bytes Written)


Product name M.2 2280 SSD NEM-PA Series
Capacity 2,000 GB 1,000 GB
Form factor M.2 2280-D2-M double-sided M.2 2280-S2-M single-sided
Interface PCIe® Gen 4.0×4, NVMe 1.4
Sequential speed(Read) [1] Up to 7,300 MB/s Up to 7,300 MB/s
Sequential speed(Write) [1] Up to 6,900 MB/s Up to 6,000 MB/s
Random access speed(Read) [1] Up to 1,000,000 IOPS Up to 750,000 IOPS
Random access speed(Write) [1] Up to 1,000,000 IOPS Up to 1,000,000 IOPS
DRAM cache memory 2 GB DDR4 SDRAM 1 GB DDR4 SDRAM
TBW (Total Byte Written)[3] 1,400 700
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) [4] 1,600,000 hours
Feature SLC Caching, Advanced Wear Leveling, Bad Block Management, Thermal throttling,
TRIM, S.M.A.R.T, Over-Provision, ECC, End to end data path protection
Max power consumption (READ / WRITE)[1] R 8.3/ W 8.6 (W) R 6.6/ W 6.7 (W)
Operating temperature[5] 0℃~70℃
Storage temperature -40℃~85℃
External dimensions(W×H×L)(mm) 23×11.2×80.4(excluding maximum protrusions)
Heatsink Built-in(do not disassemble)
Warranty 5 years from the original date of purchase or before writing the maximum TBW (Total Bytes Written)[6]

Learn more about the Nextorage NEM-PA Series

*Compatibility tested in PS5 (version: 21.02-04.00.00). This is not a product developed under the license program of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Compatibility and performance are not guaranteed for all game titles.

[1] The maximum performances in the text represent the performance of NEM-PA2TB. Performance and power consumption may differ depending on the measurement conditions. Since the measured value also depends on factors other than the items described above, the indicated performance is not guaranteed. The measured value is based on the following conditions:

< Sequential speed >
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core Processor Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 ACE
OS: Windows 10 Professional 64bit
Measurement software: ATTO Disk Benchmark Ver.3, Total Length = 1 GB

< IOPS >
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER OS: Windows 10 Professional 64bit
Measurement software: IOMeter, 1GB range, 4K data size, QD=128, 16 worker, 4k aligned

[2] The DDR4 DRAM cache sizes are NEM-PA2TB = 2 GB, and NEM-PA1TB = 1 GB.
[3] TBW is calculated based on JEDEC 218/219 workload
[4] MTBF is calculated based on simulation software (Relax 7.3). High-capacity drives are expected to have low MTBF and the minimum MTBF applies to all capacities
[5] Specified by the Flash temperature (not an environmental temperature.) Maximum performance is not guaranteed over the entire operating temperature range
[6] Warranty and product support valid for 5 years from the original date of purchase or before writing the maximum TBW (Total Bytes Written)

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