Lexar Announces Ultra-Fast 1TB Portable SSD with USB 3.1 Type-C Support
I know that I’m a relative youngin’ when it comes to the consumer tech press world, but if there’s one part of this industry that makes me feel like I’ve been around since the beginning of time it’s the portable storage market. See, I remember back in my day, shopping for those little thumb drives, and you’d have to drop a cool $30 just to get your hands on a spacious 1GB drive. Fast forward all these years later and we’re talking about the news today from Lexar, which just announced what they’re calling the world’s fastest 1TB portable SSD—a device that’s 1,000-times larger than what I used to lug my college papers around on, albeit not 1,000-times as expensive.
The Lexar Professional SL100 Pro is a sleek looking product that comes in a brushed aluminum finish and the ability to read up to 950 MB/s and write at 900 MB/s. The $280 1TB model is part of a line that also includes a 250GB model ($99) and a 500GB model ($149).
“We are proud to announce the Lexar Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD, which is sleek, compact, and provides superior SSD-level performance at a competitive price,” Joel Boquiren, Director of Global Marketing, said in a statment. “With professional photographers and videographers in mind, we created an SSD solution so they could travel at ease knowing their content is secure when compared with traditional hard drives.”
The line will also have the option of chipping with a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable or a USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable. Both will be compatible with Mac OSX 10.6+ and Windows 7/8/10 operating systems.
Though stylish, Lexar explained that the construction of the product is dually designed to look cool and keep the device running smoothly. It’s drop-, shock-, and vibration-resistant, and ships with DataVault Lite software, which Lexar said will keep users’ files protected against loss, corruption, and deletion.
Lexar will be showcasing the new SL100 Pro at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas April 6-11. The product will start to ship later this month.