Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Lexar’s SL100 Pro is one very capable solution to needing performance on the go. In many scenarios, the SL100 Pro exceeds the rated speeds. While low queue depth performance is a little lower than some comparable drives, the price is too. The 500GB model brings around $100 on the street with the 1TB version landing around $190 or so. Even though it didn’t top the charts on every test, it still was no slouch either. The performance was consistent with only the most brutal sustained workloads heating up the drive, but it never reached the point of throttling. The tiny size, even smaller price tag, and solid performance make the SL100 Pro easy to recommend to anyone needing flexible, portable, and high-speed storage.