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Lexar and Silicon Motion in Collaboration for Armor 700 and SL500 Next-Gen Portable SSDs

Combining Lexar self-developed storage products with Silicon Motion controller chips

Lexar Co. Ltd. announces a collaboration with Silicon Motion Technology Corp., forming a partnership that will combine Lexar self-developed storage products with Silicon Motion controller chips.

Lexar Sl500 Powered By Silicon Motion

This alliance aims to optimize portable storage solutions and enhance product competitiveness. During the 1Q24 the company will be launching 2 Portable Solid-State Drive (PSSD) products.

The portable SSD single-chip controller solution from Silicon Motion, which combines integrated hardware, software, and data security features and is equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface and 4 NAND channels, is utilized in both new devices. It meets the demands of game consoles and users who require performance and low power consumption. These 2 products are also portable and offer ample storage space due to the single-chip controller solution’s compact size and increased storage capacity.

Armor 700 portable SSD

Lexar Armor700 (2)

The 1st product resulting from this collaboration is the portable SSD Armor 700, the next-gen portable SSD, ranging from 1 to 4TB, with RW speeds of up to 2,000MB/s (1). Its rugged rubber exterior ensures durability, while the IP66 rating guards vs; dust and water damage. With 3-meter (1) drop resistance, files stay secure even in unexpected situations.

SL500 portable SSD

Lexar Sl500 Portable Ssd

The SL500 is compatible with mobile devices, laptops, cameras, and gaming consoles, and comes with USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables for plug-and-play functionality.

SL500 portable SSD

Lexar Sl500 (1)

The partnership will also introduce the anticipated portable SSD SL500. With RW speeds of up to 2,000 MB/s and 1,800 MB/s, (1) respectively, the SL500 portable SSD is driven by portable SSD controllers from Silicon Motion. Because of its compatibility and sleek aluminum style, it can be carried around and used with a variety of devices, including laptops, cameras, Xbox, PlayStation, and mobile devices. Specifically, it supports Apple Log video recording in 4K 60FPS ProRes format on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

(1) Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.