Lexar launches SL660 Blaze USB-C SSD with RGB LEDs for $120 USD because "gaming storage" is a thing now
Slap a bunch of RGB lights on something stylishly designed and you'll likely have something that will appeal to gamers. The Lexar SL660 is an RGB-lit USB-C thumb drive with extremely fast transfer rates reaching up to 2000 MB/s to allow for fast game loads and installations without relying on internal NVMe SSDs.
The high-end drive is encased in aluminum for a more premium feel than most other USB-C thumb drives. The packaging includes both USB-C to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C cables.
In order to obtain such fast transfer rates, however, users must connect the drive to a USB 3.2 Gen. 2x2 port which is relatively uncommon on PCs. A Thunderbolt port, for example, will not necessarily support the USB 3.2 Gen. 2x2 specification. We also have our concerns about performance sustainability as transfer rates may throttle if the temperature of the drive reaches too high.
Amazon is currently shipping the drive in 512 GB and 1 TB capacities for $120 USD and $190 USD, respectively.
San Jose ,USA, May 25th, 2021 — Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is proud to announce the new Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD. The new drive offers gamers and creatives the latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 technology and blazing-fast NVMe performance with speeds up to 2000MB/s read and 1900MB/s write1. It is perfect for boosting the performance of your consoles and editing work stations.
Beyond the outstanding performance, it’s got style. The new Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD comes with RGB LEDs to create a lively atmosphere making your gameplay or work station more dynamic by adding a touch of color to your setup. The Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD also recently won the Red Dot Design Award which has recognized the best products for design in a given year since 1995. The international panel of experts and judges who reviewed the products that entered the competition were guided by assessment criteria such as the product’s formal quality, ergonomics and longevity.
In addition, the Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is durable as it is stylish and built with a premium aluminum enclosure and features a sandblasted finish for added protection against shock and vibration. It also features advanced security software with 256-bit AES encryption to protect essential files against corruption, loss, and deletion.
The Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is versatile that it comes with a USB Type-C (USB-C) port that includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to standard USB Type-A cable to add to the ease of your use.
“The Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is aimed at gamers and content creators who demand more performance from their SSD devices. Bringing blazing-fast speed, vibrant RGB LEDs, and added style elevates your experience to the next level.” Said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar.
The Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is available this month for purchase online at an MSRP of $129.99 (512GB), $199.99 (1TB).