Lexar SL600 Portable SSD 2TB review

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We review the Lexar SL600 2TB Portable SSD NVMe USB 3.2 Gen2x2, highlighting its capability to achieve remarkable speeds of up to 2000 MB/s. This device marks a significant advancement from traditional mechanical hard drives, offering both high speed and substantial storage capacity. It utilizes USB 3.2 Gen 2 (2x2) technology and NVMe performance, making it a nice choice for console gaming and high-performance computing. At a price point of around $139.99 from major online retailers, the SL600 presents value, particularly for those with compatible USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 setups. Lexar has broadened its portable SSD range with the introduction of the Lexar SL660 Blaze and the Lexar Professional SL600, each designed to meet different preferences. The SL600 Blaze features a distinctive design with a ring of colored LED lights, appealing to gamers who favor vibrant setups, whereas the SL600 Professional offers a sleek, LED-free aesthetic. The decision between these models largely comes down to personal style. The SSD incorporates SMI's NANDXtend technology, enhancing data security and durability through advanced error correction and RAID parity. Although Lexar provides 256-bit AES encryption for data protection, it's worth noting that this software-based solution might not be the fastest. The SL600 also includes various accessories such as Type-C to Type-C and Type-A to Type-A USB cables. Designed for compatibility with Windows, Mac, and Android, the SSD connects via a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface and offers 2TB of storage. A durable aluminum casing protects against physical damage, and Lexar DataShield ensures file security with 256-bit AES encryption.

The package includes both USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables to ensure broad compatibility. However, it's important to have your host device (PC/laptop etc) supports the 20 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 standard to achieve the maximum speed; Apple devices are capped at 10 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2. While Lexar provides a software toolkit for managing the device, it might be superfluous for those who already have similar tools. Nonetheless, such a toolkit can be beneficial for maintaining the SSD's performance.


MaterialGraphite Grey Aluminium
InterfaceUSB 3.2 Gen2x2
Performance Speedup to 2000MB/s read, up to 2000MB/s write
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature-40°C ~ 85°C
System SupportedMac OSX 10.6+, Windows 8+, Android 4.4+
Warranty5-year limited warranty
Size (L x W x H)112.6 x 59 x 10.6 mm (4.43 x 2.32 x 0.42 in)
Weight64 g (0.14 lb)

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