Lexar Blaze SL660 Portable Gaming 1TB USB SSD review

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Lexar SL660 Blaze 1TB Portable SSD NVMe USB 3.2 Gen2x2
Hitting 2000 MB/s with a portable and USB SSD with ease

Remember when huge hard disks had mechanical internals and only enough capacity for a few songs or photos? Those days are long gone?The Lexar SL660 BLAZE 1TB Gaming Portable SSD has a read speed of up to 2000MB/s and a write speed of 1900MB/s, as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2 (2x2) technology and NVMe performance. Specifically suited for your consoles and high-end gaming systems.

Lexar illustrates that its product design adaptability extends to external solid-state drives, shifting from the sluggish, entry-level Lexar SL200 in 2020 to the fast RGB-lit Lexar SL660 Blaze Game Portable SSD. The SL660 Blaze ($129.99 for 512TB; $199.99 for the 1TB one we tested) supports USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 speed if you have the necessary hardware, and it comes with a handy removable stand and protective pouch.

The SL660 Blaze comes with a five-year warranty and is shock resistant. Furthermore, the controller features standard data security according to SMI's NANDXtend, a patented technology that is identical to approaches utilized on other controllers. This maximizes flash endurance with LDPC error correction and can fix faults via RAID parity. Lexar also provides 256-bit AES encryption, although it is software-based and thus not as fast. The SL660 Blaze comes with accessories. It includes Type-C to Type-C and Type-A to Type-A USB connections, as well as a stand. These are both convenient since you may dock the drive when it is close to your computer, and the drive is compatible with two different types of USB ports. The drive also includes a good pouch for added convenience and protection. The drive also has an SSD toolkit, the Lexar SSD Dash, and software encryption via Lexar's DataShield. We previously noted that hardware encryption with a Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) is not always a priority for consumer drives and can be inconsistent.

At least Lexar provides a software solution as a checkbox on their feature list, but it is usable and beneficial even if it is something you could perform yourself on other drives with the necessary software. Similarly, although though an SSD toolkit is often unneeded, we like to have one.



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