Lexar SL100 Pro Portable Solid State Drive Review


For testing we will be running the SL100 Pro against other USB 3.2 gen 2 drives as well as some older USB 3.1 gen 1 drives so you can see the difference between the drives. As a reminder Lexar lists the speeds of this drive at 950 MB/s read and 900 MB/s write. First up we have CrystalDiskMark.

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As you can see we have sequential speeds of 1023.25 MB/s read and 883.37 MB/s write. So the read exceeded the advertised speeds, but the write was slightly under. Here is how the SL100 Pro compares to other drives in that test.

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lexar sl100 pro crystal write

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.

lexar sl100 pro crystal read

lexar sl100 pro aja write

Next up is the USB Flash Benchmark, which will transfer various different file sizes to the drive and record the transfer speeds.

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We have also added the AS SSD Benchmark and ATTO Disk Benchmark to our portable storage testing.

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