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Lexar Releases SL500 Portable SSD, Works With iPhone 15 Pro’s Apple Pro Res Recording

Lexar recently released the SL500 Portable SSD, a new portable SSD with a slim and compact form factor. Lexar’s SL500 uses a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C interface, capable of up to 2,000MB/s sequential read and 1,800MB/s sequential write speeds. Thanks to its speed, the SL500 Portable SSD is compatible and an excellent external SSD for Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, especially when recording videos with Apple Pro Res. The SL500 is now available in 2TB capacity, and a 4TB will follow soon. You can check out more details below, including its pricing and where to get one.

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Lexar’s SL500 Portable SSD Offers Up to 2,000MB/s Sequential Speed

Like most portable SSDs in the market, the Lexar SL500 is compatible with various devices. You can use it with a desktop PC, laptops, tablets, cameras, game consoles, and other mobile devices as long as it has a USB-C connector. Most portable SSDs only offer up to 1,000MB/s of sequential speed, making it a step above since it is faster.

If you don’t know yet, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max and 15 Pro are capable of recording videos using Apple Pro Res. However, there is a catch. You need to use external storage, and not just any external storage; it has to be a fast portable SSD, like the SL500. With the SL500, users can shoot and record Pro Res videos directly in the drive, with up to 4K 60fps recording.

The SL500 portable SSD includes Lexar’s DataShield 256-bit AES encryption software to protect files. However, just like any security safeguards, by their nature, are capable of circumvention. Lexar does not guarantee data will be 100% secure from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction. Still, it’s good to have some level of protection, rather than none at all.

lexar sl500 portable ssd on iphone 15 pro max

The SL500 Portable SSD works with many devices, making it a handy accessory for the iPhone 15 series to back up photos, videos, and more. It’s particularly suited for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, supporting 4K recording at 60FPS with Apple Pro Res. Compatible with Mac OSX 10.6+, Windows 11/10/7/8, and Android 4.4+, it provides significant additional storage.

In addition, this SSD is also suitable for storing large game files on PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, PS5 (with system software version 4.50 or higher), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S. Plus, it includes Lexar DataShield™ with 256-bit AES encryption to protect your files.

According to Joey Lopez, Director of Marketing:
“Whether users are looking to speed up their work or accelerate their creativity, this drive delivers the performance needed to take projects and pursuits to the next level,”. “Its incredible read and write speeds translate into both faster downloads and faster transfers.”

Pricing and Availability

The SL500 Portable SSD is now available in 2TB at $229.99 MSRP and will be available in a 4TB capacity at the end of Q2. For the latest pricing and availability, kindly check the link below.

Where to buy: (#ad)
Lexar SL500 Portable SSD 2TB is available on Amazon here.

Lexar SL500 Portable SSD Specifications

InterfaceUSB 3.2 Gen2x2
PerformanceSpeed up to 2000MB/s read, up to 1800MB/s write
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 50°C
Storage Temperature-40°C ~ 85°C
Dimension (L x W x H)85mm x 54mm x 7.8mm(The thinnest part is 4.8mm)
System Supported43g
System SupportedMac® OSX 10.6+, Windows® 11/10/7/8, Android 4.4+, Harmony OS
Warranty5 year limited warranty
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