A 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD at just 8 cents per GB is a deal we can't pass up

Nextorage NEM-PA 2TB
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Nextorage Japan | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6900MB/s write | $249.99 $159.99 at Newegg (save $90)

Nextorage Japan | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6900MB/s write | $249.99 $159.99 at Newegg (save $90)
This is a high-end PCIe 4.0 drive for a little over the price of much more mainstream drives. The read/write speeds  here are rather phenomenal: the Nextorage can reach the upper echelons of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth at 7,300MB/s read and 6,900MB/s write. If you can spare the cash, I'd make the leap to the Nextorage.

Update: Since writing this post this Nextorage drive has dropped even cheaper over at Newegg. It's $160 now, and even more desirable.

Original story: Way back in 2019, it was expected that SSD prices were going to drop below $0.10 per gigabyte. That happened, and then some. Nowadays, you can pick up slower SSD storage for $0.06/GB, or you can go all out on some of the speediest drives around for $0.08/GB. Like this 2TB Nextorage for $168 at Newegg.

This isn't a cheap SSD, or a slow one. We just awarded the Nextorage NEM-PA 2TB a 90% score in our review for its blend of read speeds and impressive IOPS performance. It offers 7300MB/s write speeds and 6900MB/s reads, which is right up there with the best that PCIe 4.0 can offer. 

"It's up there with the big boys in all key areas—specs, performance, and endurance," our reviewer Jeremy writes.

This deal over at Newegg is for the model without a heatsink, whereas we reviewed one with a heatsink. We were impressed with the heatsink's thermal performance, however, and it's also on sale and just $15 more if that's what you're after.

Nextorage has allocated one third of the drive's flash storage as potential SLC cache, meaning its high performance can be sustained even for large file transfers. In our testing, performance was sustained for roughly 625GB of writes before it dipped slightly. After 800GB it fell off a cliff, but that's a really impressive spec. The Samsung 990 Pro only managed 230GB of writes at its top performance. 

Essentially, we don't see much wrong with this drive in our experience with it, or at the price Newegg's asking for one. Get in while the going's good, people. Or check out our SSD deals page to find a wider selection.

Jacob Ridley
Senior Hardware Editor

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, and would go on to run the team as hardware editor. Since then he's joined PC Gamer's top staff as senior hardware editor, where he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industries and testing the newest PC components.