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Lexar launches super-light SL200 USB-C portable SSD starting at $89 USD

Lexar launches SL200 USB-C portable SSD starting at $89 USD (Source: Lexar)
Lexar launches SL200 USB-C portable SSD starting at $89 USD (Source: Lexar)
At just over 40 grams, the SL200 is looking to be one of Lexar's lightest external SSDs yet with 256-bit AES encryption and drop, shock, and vibration resistance.
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Lexar is on a roll this year with multiple new product announcements. After having just launched the NM700 series of NVMe SSDs and its first DDR4 RAM sticks, the San Jose-based memory manufacturer will now be making available its SL200 family of portable SSDs to succeed the older SL100 family.

The SL200 will bring several improvements over the outgoing SL100 including higher 512 GB and 1 TB capacities and a much lighter weight (40.6 g vs. 70.5 g). Overall dimensions, however, are actually larger this time around (86 mm x 60 mm x 9.5 mm vs. 73.4 x 55 x 10.8 mm). Maximum transfer rates are still at 550 MB/s read and 400 MB/s write with the USB-C 3.1 interface.

The Lexar SL200 will be ready to ship later this month at online retailers like Adorama and B&H with 3-year warranty standard across the board. The 512 GB and 1 TB options will be available first for $90 and $160 USD, respectively, with a 2 TB option coming at a later date.

More information on the SL200 can be found here on its official product page.

(Source: Lexar)
(Source: Lexar)

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San Jose, USA, June 25, 2020 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar® SL200 Portable SSD.

 

The family line of SSD products continues to expand and grow stronger with this latest addition to the SSD portfolio. This portable drive lets you take your data on-the-go, so you're covered in the field or the office. To keep your data secure, it's drop-, shock-, vibration-resistant, and features an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption. The sleek SL200 has a premium finish available in 512GB and 1TB of storage space. It also displays more than adequate transfer speeds of up to 550 MB/s and a write speed of up to 400 MB/s1. It's easy to connect to your system using the included USB Type-C to USB Type-C or USB Type-C to Type-A cable, and it's ready to use.

 

Lexar® SL200 Portable SSD is available this month for purchase online at Adorama and B&H at an MSRP of $89.99 USD (512 GB,) followed by the 1TB at $159.99 USD in July.

 

All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than

1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. For more information

visit www.lexar.com

 

1Up to 550MB/s read transfer, write transfer speeds lower. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

2Comparison based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

 

About Lexar

  For more than 20 years, Lexar has been a trusted leading global brand of memory solutions. Our award-winning lineup includes memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers, and solid-state drives. With so

  many options, it’s easy to find the right Lexar solution to fit your needs. All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. Lexar products are available worldwide at major retail and e-tail stores. For more information or support, visit www.lexar.com

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Allen Ngo, 2020-07- 1 (Update: 2020-07- 1)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.