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Integral Memory SlimXpress Review

The Integral Memory SlimXpress 1TB external SSD delivers a sleek performance, though somewhat lacking in standout features. Notably absent are an IP rating, the utility-packed software bundles found in Samsung or Seagate SSDs, and even a carabiner, as seen with Netac or Sandisk devices. Crucially, it’s presently limited to the UK market.

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Integral Memory SlimXpress Review

Exploring Integral Memory’s SlimXpress External SSD

Integral Memory may not be globally renowned, but it made waves in the UK market back in 2016 with the launch of the SVR100, an 8TB SSD. Now, I’m examining their latest offering, the SlimXpress.

Undoubtedly, there’s a striking resemblance between Integral Memory’s creation and the Netac Z Slim, as previously reviewed. However, our focus today revolves around three crucial distinctions: exclusive availability in the UK, enhanced speed, and a shorter warranty.

Examining the sleek black aluminum chassis and USB port placement, similarities hint at a shared original design manufacturer (ODM) with Netac.

Despite this, the SlimXpress outpaces Netac in both pricing and performance, positioning itself as a competitive option among established brands. Compact at 106mm x 32mm x 9mm, it boasts USB 3.2 Gen 2, the pinnacle of mainstream speed.

However, I wish Integral had included data recovery or backup software to further elevate its appeal.

INTEGRAL MEMORY SLIMXPRESSREVIEW: PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

  • Cost: £55.99
  • Availability: Exclusively in the UK
  • Models: Ranges from 500GB to 4TB; reviewed the 1TB variant.

The SlimXpress, a contender for our top portable SSDs, is limited by its UK-only availability.

INTEGRAL MEMORY SLIMXPRESS: BENCHMARK

Overall, Integral lived up to the promised 1.05/1GBps speeds. Notably, it reached 1.1GBps on CDM write, with a commendable 1GBps on write. The drive warmed during extensive use, as anticipated. For optimal performance, stick to USB Type-C over the bundled adaptor.

Read (MBps)Write (MBps)
AJA940859
CrystalDiskMark10741001
ATTO1024954
AS SSD954847
Real Life459459

INTEGRAL MEMORY SLIMXPRESS REVIEW: SPECIFICATIONS

Capacities512GB, 1TB, 2TB
Size71.5 x 43.5 x 8mm
Weight23g
Enclosure materialMetal
ConnectorUSB-C
TechnologyUSB 3.2 Gen 2
Warranty (in years)2
R/W speeds (MBps)2000/1700
Software bundleNo

CONSIDERING THE INTEGRAL MEMORY SLIMXPRESS: A DECISION GUIDE

Consider Purchasing If:

  • You seek solid performance at an affordable price.
  • Accepting a compromise for its lower cost appeals to you.

Think Twice If:

  • You desire a compact, inconspicuous portable SSD.
  • Size matters and SlimXpress is larger than many competitors.

Avoid If:

  • A longer warranty is crucial to your purchase decision.
  • Integral’s short warranty may not align with your expectations for portable SSD reliability.

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