If you’re looking to add a little RGB flare to your photo accessory portfolio, look no further than Lexar’s SL660 Blaze, a new SSD that features integrated RGB lighting and respectable speed over its USB-C connection.
Lexar’s SL660 is marketed towards gamers, but its 2000MB/s read and 1900MB/s write speeds offer respectable performance in a sleek, compact form factor. To achieve these speeds, the drive is built around an NVMe SSD and uses a USB (Type C) 3.2 Gen 2×2 connection. The SSD also features 256-bit AES Encryption with password protection, should you choose to enable it.
The case around the SSD is made of aluminum that’s been sandblasted and, presumably, anodized to a gunmetal grey color. The integrated lighting appears to be static in nature. So, if you were hoping to be able to customize what color the light glows, you’re going to be sorely disappointed as the blue and magenta gradient is what you’re stuck with.
The Lexar SL660 Blaze SSD comes with the drive, a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A cable, a neat little dock for keeping the drive upright on your desk and a carrying case. While it’s not the fastest SSD out there, it offers respectable performance and a colorful design for a rather reasonable price of $130 for the 512GB model and $200 for the 1TB model.