BIOSTAR M700 SSD Launched with M.2 PCIe NVMe 1.3 Standard

Since SSDs are getting cheaper than ever, they are rapidly grabbing the HDD market. Recently BIOSTAR announced its new M700 SSD range with M.2 PCIe 3 x4 NVMe 1.3 standard. Although PCIe 4.0 SSDs are out now but they’re quite expensive at the moment. BIOSTAR M700 is an entry-level SSD solution that still provides impressive speeds and won’t break the bank. These SSDs come in two sizes, 256GB and 512GB.

BIOSTAR M700 512GB SSD

In the M700 range, this 512GB model offers the maximum capacity. Honestly, we would’ve loved higher capacity options. It comes in 2280 M.2 form factor. In terms of read and write performance, this 512GB BIOSTAR M700 SSD can reach sequential read speeds up to 2000 MB/s. Whereas for sequential write speeds, it can go up to 1600 MB/s. This is certainly not the best performance that you can get out of PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3 standard. But bare in mind that such speeds are still almost 3 times faster than SATA III SSDs.

BIOSTAR M700 256GB SSD

A step down from 512GB, comes the M700 256GB variant. Just like the 512GB model, this M700 SSD comes in 2280 M.2 form factor supporting PCIe Gen3 x4 interface. It consumes the same operating voltage of DC 3.3V as the 512GB. In terms of read and write speeds, this 256GB M700 SSD can reach sequential read speeds up to 1850 MB/s. And for sequential write speeds, it falls way short against 512GB with only 950 MB/s compared to 1600 MB/s.


BIOSTAR didn’t reveal any information on random read and write speeds. Both these SSDs offer support for AES256 encryption as well as End-to-End data protection. The pricing of these drives is also not clear at the moment but it will definitely be a huge deciding factor since there are tons of PCIe Gen3 SSDs available in the market with blazing fast performance and extremely low price.

Below is the comparison chart from BIOSTAR that shows a direct comparison between both drives.

ProductM700-256GBM700-512GB
Capacity256GB512GB
InterfacePCI-E Gen3 x4PCI-E Gen3 x4
Form Factor2280 M.22280 M.2
Dimension22 x 80 x 3.5 mm22 x 80 x 3.5 mm
Operating VoltageDC 3.3VDC 3.3V
Weight(up to)9g9g
Max. Read1850MB/s2000MB/s
Max. Write950MB/s1600MB/s
Operating Temperature0~70°C0~70°C
Operation SystemsWindows/Linux/MacWindows/Linux/Mac

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Ishaan Sarna

Founder of Soundelicit.com, Technoiser.com, and Isolapse.com. Music Producer by profession and also a Tech Enthusiast.