Wednesday, November 17th 2021
Lexar unveiled the Blaze SL660, a new line of portable gaming-grade SSDs. Measuring 112.6 mm x 57.4 mm x 10.6 mm (LxWxH), and weighing 80 g, the drives feature an ARGB LED lighting element, and a unique asymmetric shape. The drive takes advantage of the 20 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface, and offers sequential transfer rates of up to 2,000 MB/s reads, with up to 1,900 MB/s writes. There are two variants based on capacity—512 GB and 1 TB. The drives use a single cable for both power and host connectivity, with support for both type-C and type-A ports. A plastic stand is included with the drive, letting you place the drive along its side on your desk, as well as a faux-leather pouch to help you organize things. The company didn't reveal pricing, but is backing these drives with 5-year warranties.