Lexar Announces Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD

Lexar has announced the Mac-compatible Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD featuring a USB-C port with with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds.

Lexar said incorporating Gen 2 allows the drive to hit read speeds up to 950 megabytes per second and write at 900 megabytes per second. DataVault Lite is included for 256-bit AES encryption and the chassis is built to be drop- and shock-resistant.

Two cables are included. One is for USB-C connections and the other is to connect to USB-A ports at the expense of performance. The device is a little over 0.4 inches thick and less than three-inches long.

The drive will ship later in April. There will be three capacities — 250- and 500-gigabyte models will be $99.99 and $149.99, respectively. A one terabyte model will cost $279.99.

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