Lexar ARMOR 700 Portable Solid State Drive Review

Setup & Testing The Lexar ARMOR 700

Just like any USB drive all you do is plug the ARMOR 700 into an open USB port in your computer. If you don’t have a Type-C port available Lexar does provide a Type-C to Type-A adapter on the cable itself. Once plugged in Windows will automatically recognize the drive and you’ll be good to go. Once the drive opens in Windows you will see that it comes with installers for Lexar’s DataShield software for both PC and Mac.

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This software will allow you to encrypt your files with 256-bit AES Encryption.

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The drive comes formatted as exFAT and has 1.86 TB of usable space.

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For testing we will be running the ARMOR 700 against other portable solid state drives we have on hand so you can see the difference between the drives. As a reminder Lexar lists the speeds of this drive as 2000 MB/s read and 2000 MB/s write. First up we have CrystalDiskMark.

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As you can see we have sequential read speeds of 2030.06 MB/s and write speeds of 1811/31 MB/s. Here is how the drive compares to other drives we’ve tested.

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Next we run the the AJA System test. It tests different types of video formats and gives you throughput results for the drive. Our configuration was 4K RED HD footage, 1 GB test file size, and the 8bit YUV codec.

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And those results compared to other drives.

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We also run the ATTO Disk Benchmark.

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