Earlier this year we took a look at Lexar’s SL100 Pro portable solid state drive, which was a USB 3.2 gen 2 drive. You would think that the next drive they release would be similar, but it actually takes a step back and is a USB 3.2 gen 1 drive. The drive I am talking about is the new SL200 Portable Solid State Drive which features sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 440 MB/s respectively. Not everyone has USB 3.2 gen 2 ports on their PC or laptop so it does make sense to still offer a slower, yet faster than typical portable storage solution. Does the Lexar SL200 fit the bill? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to Lexar for providing us with the SL200 Portable Solid State Drive to review.
The SL200 Portable Solid State Drive comes in a nice retail package. On the front it has a picture of the drive, lets us know the max read speeds, and our capacity, which is 1TB. Lexar also offers this drive in 2TB and 512GB versions.
Flipping over to the back some of the main features are detailed.
Getting everything out of the box we have the SL200 drive, a USB-C cable, and a USB-C to USB-A cable.