Lexar Memory Cards

Lexar's Professional 600x CompactFlash memory card offers minimum sustained write Lexar Professional 8 GB 133x CompactFlash Cardspeed capability of 600x (90MB/s) when paired with a UDMA 6 enabled device. It comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities.

Now there's a memory card fast enough to keep up with your advanced DSLR: SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card. With lightning-fast (up to 90 MB/s write) speed, you'll be able to capture more continuous burst shooting - and get the most out of your Professional digital SLR camera. And with up to 64GB of storage, you'll be ready for more RAW+JPEG and high-def video, too. SanDisk engineered its Power Core Controller to take whatever your camera's buffer can dish out. By distributing image data across the card more rapidly and efficiently, this card delivers professional performance

Lexar Media announces the Worlds First 128GB Professional SD Extended Capacity Memory Card

Tuesday January 4, 2010

Lexar announces 128GB SDXC Class 10 memory card
Lexar has made available the first 128GB SDXC (Extended capacity) Class 10 memory card. Featuring a 20MB/s upper limit data transfer speed it goes hand in hand with continuous shooting speeds and full HD movie recording functions of the newest SDXC congruent cameras. The 133x 128GB SDXC card will be available at a MSRP of $699.99.in the first part of 2011 Lexar has also revealed a 64GB equivalent version of the card that will be available at a suggested price of $399.99. For more information about the Lexar Professional SDXC cards, visit www.lexar.com

Lexar 128GB SDXC Class 10 memory card
Lexar 128GB SDXC Class 10 memory card


May 27, 2010.

Lexar Media ships 16GB, 32GB Professional 133x SDHC memory cards
Lexar Media, Fremont, Calif., is shipping Lexar Professional 133x Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards in 16GB and 32GB capacities to retail outlets.

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  Compact Flash® Card Size
600x Lexar Professional Series 32 GB 600x CompactFlash® Card
  Lexar Professional Series 16 GB 600x CompactFlash® Card
  Lexar Professional Series 8 GB 600X CompactFlash® Card
300x Lexar Professional 32 GB300x UDMA Compact Flash Memory Card - Pack of 2 Cards
  Lexar Professional Series 16 GB 300x UDMA CompactFlash Memory Card CF16GB-300-381
  Lexar Professional Series 8 GB 300x UDMA CompactFlash Memory Card CF8GB-300-381
  Lexar Professional Series 4 GB 300x UDMA CompactFlash Memory Card CF4GB-300-381
233x Lexar Professional - Flash memory card - 32 GB - 233x - CompactFlash
  Lexar Professional - Flash memory card - 16 GB - 233x - CompactFlash
  Lexar Professional Series 8 GB 233x CompactFlash Memory Card LCF8GBDRBNA233
  Lexar LCF2GBDRBNA233 2GB Professional 233x CompactFlash Card
133x Lexar Professional 8 GB 133x CompactFlash Card
  Lexar Professional 4 GB 33X Compact Flash CF4GB-133-380
  SD Flash Card Size (SDHC)
Please verify that your device such as cellular phone or digital camera supports SDHC cards. SDHC cards are not compatible with standard SD host devices and card readers, and will only work on SDHC host devices.
133x Lexar Professional Series 8 GB 133x Class 6 SDHC Flash Memory Card SD8GB-133-381
  Lexar Professional Series 4 GB 133x Class 6 SDHC Flash Memory Card SD4GB-133-381
60x Lexar Platinum II 32 GB 60x SDHC Flash Memory Card LSD32GBSBNA060
  Lexar Platinum II 16 GB 60x Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card LSD16GBSBNA060
  Lexar Platinum II 8 GB 60x SDHC Flash Memory Card LSD8GBBSBNA060
  Lexar Platinum II 4 GB 60x SDHC Flash Memory Card LSD4GBBSBNA060
  Lexar Platinum II - 2 GB 60x SD Flash Memory Card SD2GB-60-709
13x Lexar SD16GB-60-709 16GB Platinum II Secure Digtial High Capacity Card
  Lexar SDHC 8 GB Class 2 Flash Memory Card LSD8GBASBNA
  Lexar 4 GB Class 2 SDHC Flash Memory Card LSD4GBASBNA
  Lexar Media SD1GB-133-381 1GB Professional Series SDHC Memory Card
  SD Flash Card Size
  Lexar SD 2 GB Flash Memory Card LSD2GBASBNA
   
  Lexar 64MB Secure Digital (SD) Card

Lexar 600x UDMA CompactFlash memory card
Lexar 600x UDMA CompactFlash memory card

Lexar releases 600x CF card and new reader
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Lexar has announced the Professional 600x (90MB/s) UDMA CompactFlash memory card in 32GB, 16GB and 8GB capacities. The fastest CF card from Lexar to date, it is compatible with the new generation of UDMA-enabled DSLR's. The company has also introduced a new Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, supporting read/write speeds of up to 133MB/s (886x). In addition, Lexar has also upgraded it's Image Rescue image recovery software to version 4.

Price and Availability:
The 16GB and 8GB versions of the new card and the reader will be available at the end of this month for US $299.99/£219, US $199/£149 and £29.99 respectively. The 32GB version will be able for £399 from November 2009. All capacities will include a free downloadable copy of Image Rescue 4.

New Features on Award-Winning Software Include One-Step Recovery Process, Automatic Updates to Ensure Continuous Compatibility, and Expanded Language Support

CompactFlash Memory Card from Lexar Media Boasts High-Speed Performance and Reliability forImproved Digital Workflow

Fremont, CA, October 20, 2009 -- Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced it will offer the Lexar® Professional 600x CompactFlash® (CF) card, a new memory card that provides enhanced speed and performance for professional photographers and advanced photo enthusiasts capturing high-definition images and videos on digital SLRs. The Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card will offer increased speed and performance, with a guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 600x (90MB/s) when paired with a UDMA 6 enabled device.

In addition, the Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card increases workflow with minimum sustained read speeds of 533x (80MB/s), or faster when paired with a UDMA 6-enabled reader such as the new Lexar Professional ExpressCard™ CompactFlash Reader. Available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, the Lexar Professional 600x CF card will significantly improve in-camera performance by rapidly clearing a camera’s buffer and making fast cameras even faster so photographers can keep shooting. In addition, increased image transfer speeds from card-to-computer will help reduce postproduction time and enable shooters to focus on the business of photography. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 600x CF card or Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, visit www.lexar.com.

“Photographers are constantly demanding more from their equipment, and an increase in image capture speeds paired with a decrease in image transfer times can mean the world to a professional shooter,” said Jeff Cable, director of marketing, Lexar Media. “The combined solution of our new Professional 600x CF card and Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader is the next step in CF memory technology and will provide photographers with the speeds and performance they need to capture the best shots and improve their imaging workflow. When shooting with newer cameras like the Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Nikon D3x or Nikon D300S, professionals can capture more images per second and hundreds of JPEG files without pausing to clear their cameras’ buffers.”

When paired with the new Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, the Lexar Professional 600x CF card significantly improves the digital imaging workflow by accelerating the download of captured images to a destination computer. Designed for photographers on the go, the Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader is a portable, high-performance reader that requires no cables and connects directly to a PC or Mac® laptop computer’s ExpressCard slot. The durable reader is compatible with all UDMA and non-UDMA CompactFlash cards and supports read/write speeds up to 133MB/s (886x).

The Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader comes with free, dedicated customer support, backed by a two-year limited warranty and will be available later this month.

In addition to high speeds and high capacity options of the Lexar Professional 600x CF card, consumers also receive the reliability they have come to expect from Lexar. All Lexar memory cards are tested in the Lexar Reliability Lab, a facility with more than 800 digital cameras, to ensure quality, performance, and compatibility. Lexar performs this extensive testing in an effort to provide customers with a higher level of confidence, whether they are capturing once-in-alifetime memories, important events, or everyday occasions.

Customers can access Lexar’s Digital Photography website, a dedicated, online resource and tips destination (http://www.lexar.com/dp/), and can also leverage phone and live-chat tech support. Lexar provides these services and resources to customers to minimize the time required for troubleshooting card issues and to provide tools for photographers to optimize their shooting and focus on capturing great images.

“When taking photographs is your livelihood, having the most advanced, reliable equipment is essential. For years, I’ve trusted Lexar memory cards to protect my most valuable work," said Lexar Elite Photographer, Rick Sammon. "The new Lexar Professional 600x CF card and Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader are the latest innovations in Lexar’s long history of industry-leading solutions for professionals and I look forward to integrating them into my workflow."

The Lexar Professional 600x CF cards will begin shipping on October 22 in 8GB and 16GB capacities. The cards will be available on Lexar.com and in specialty photo retailers and consumer electronics outlets, and many other authorized Lexar resellers. The Lexar Professional 600x 32GB CF card will be available in November. All capacities will include a limited lifetime warranty and free downloadable copy of Image Rescue™ 4, the latest version of Lexar’s awardwinning image recovery software. In addition, the cards will offer exclusive, money-saving promotions from Adobe on popular photo and video editing products, including the latest versions of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Premiere® Elements software.

Key Messages:

    ■ Offers guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 600x (90MB/s) when paired with a UDMA 6 enabled device
    ■ Outstanding performance, reliability, and compatibility
    ■ Includes valuable, downloadable software with the purchase of the card
    ■ Significantly reduces workflow when paired with the new Lexar® Professional ExpressCard™ CompactFlash® reader
    ■ Available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB

Press Release:

Lexar Image Rescue 4 Delivers Enhanced Image Recovery Capabilities for Photographers Shooting with Any Memory Card Fremont, CA, October 20, 2009 - Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today the launch of Lexar® Image Rescue™ 4 software, the newest version of Lexar’s popular image recovery software. Image Rescue 4 enables photographers to recover most lost or deleted images and videos from any memory card form factor, from any manufacturer, and is compatible with all mass storage-compliant card readers. New features on the award-winning software include an easy-to manage one-step recovery interface, automatic updates to ensure the software’s compatibility with new RAW images and operating systems, and expanded language support.

“For professional and hobbyist photographers alike, the thought of losing any important pictures or videos is a nightmare,” said Jeff Cable, director of marketing, Lexar Media. “With its extensive recovery capabilities, Image Rescue 4 software is a powerful yet simple tool to help get those files back, and preserve special memories or assignments that might otherwise have been lost forever. The latest version of Image Rescue software will provide a friendlier user interface, support multiple languages and help photographers around the world recover their lost images and videos, regardless of which brand or type of memory card they use, providing valuable peace of mind to both professionals and consumers alike.” Lexar Image Rescue 4 software is compatible with PC and Mac® operating systems, and supports multiple languages, including English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. When recovering an image, the award-winning software scans every sector of a memory card and automatically reports any errors. The software also allows photographers to perform low-level formatting of their cards, enabling them to restore the card’s factory settings.

Downloadable Lexar Image Rescue 4 software is included with the purchase of any Lexar Professional CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC™) memory cards, and can also be purchased online at www.lexar.com.

Key Messages:

    ■ Provides valuable peace of mind for photographers
    ■ Recovers lost or deleted images and videos
    ■ Compatible with any memory card format from any manufacturer and all mass storage compliant card readers
    ■ Includes one-step interface for fast image recovery
    ■ Automatic updating capability helps users stay current with new camera RAW files and
    ■ computer operating systems
    ■ Supports multiple languages, including English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese
    ■ Includes easy secure deletion feature to completely clear memory card

Speeds

CompactFlash
IDE (ATA) emulation speed is usually specified in "x" ratings, e.g. 8x, 20x, 133x. This is the same system used for CD-ROMs and indicates the maximum transfer rate in the form of multiplier of the data rate of an audio CD, which is 150 KB/s. R = {K \cdot 150}, KB/sec where R = transfer rate, K = speed rating. For example, 20x rating means 20 * 150 KB/s = 3,000 KB/s = 3 MB/s.

These are manufacturer speed ratings and actual transfer speed may be higher or sometimes lower that one shown on a card

SecureDigital
There are different speeds of SD card available. The official unit of measurement is the Speed Class Rating; an older unit of measurement is the × rating.

Speed Class Rating

The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for SD Cards, defined by the SD Association. It is equal to 8 Mbit/s, and it measures the minimum write speeds based on "the best fragmented state where no memory unit is occupied

The following are the ratings of some currently available cards:

  • Class 2: 16 Mbit/s (2 MB/s)
  • Class 4: 32 Mbit/s (4 MB/s)
  • Class 6: 48 Mbit/s (6 MB/s)
  • Class 10: 80 Mbit/s (10 MB/s)
Even though the class ratings are defined by a governing body, like × speed ratings, class speed ratings are quoted by the manufacturers but unverified by any independent evaluation process.

Important differences between the Speed Class and the traditional CD-ROM drive speed measurement ("×" speed ratings) are:

  • 1. the ability of the host device to query the SD card for the speed class and determine the best location to store data that meets the performance required
  • 2. class speed defines the minimum transfer speed.
  • Since the class rating is readable by devices, they can issue a warning to the user if the inserted card's reported rating falls below the application's minimum requirement.
On 21 May 2009, Panasonic announced new class 10 SDHC cards, claiming that this new class is "part of SD Card Specification Ver.3.0". Toshiba also announced cards based on the new 3.0 spec As of December 2009, the SD Association's Web site does not include information on this new class or new specification.

× rating

The × rating is a unit of measurement equal to 1.2 Mbit/s. It is derived from the standard CD-ROM drive speed of 1.2 Mbit/s. Basic cards transfer data up to six times (6×) the data rate of the standard CD-ROM speed (7.2 Mbit/s vs 1.2 Mbit/s). The 2.0 specification defines speeds up to 200×, but unlike the class rating system, does not mandate that x-ratings measure the card's sustained write-speed. For most cards, the maximum read speed is typical faster than its maximum write speed, leading some manufacturers to use read-speed as the ×-rating measurement. Other vendors, such as (Kingston, use write-speed.[ This table lists common ratings and minimum transfer rates.
 
Rating Write Speed
(Mbit/s)
SD Class
7.2  
10× 12.0  
13× 16.0 2
26× 32.0 4
32× 38.4 5
40× 48.0 6
66× 80.0 10
100× 120.0 15
133× 160.0 20
150× 180.0 22
200× 240.0 30
266× 320.0 40
300× 360.0 45

Press release

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced it will offer the Lexar Professional 600x CompactFlash (CF) card, a new memory card that provides enhanced speed and performance for professional photographers and advanced photo enthusiasts capturing high-definition images and videos on digital SLRs. The Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card will offer increased speed and performance, with a guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 600x (90MB/s) when paired with a UDMA 6 enabled device. In addition, the Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card increases workflow with minimum sustained read speeds of 533x (80MB/s), or faster when paired with a UDMA 6-enabled reader such as the new Lexar Professional ExpressCard™ CompactFlash Reader. Available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, the Lexar Professional 600x CF card will significantly improve in-camera performance by rapidly clearing a camera’s buffer and making fast cameras even faster so photographers can keep shooting. In addition, increased image transfer speeds from card-to-computer will help reduce post-production time and enable shooters to focus on the business of photography. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 600x CF card or Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, visit www.lexar.com.

“Photographers are constantly demanding more from their equipment, and an increase in image capture speeds paired with a decrease in image transfer times can mean the world to a professional shooter,” said Jeff Cable, director of marketing, Lexar Media. “The combined solution of our new Professional 600x CF card and Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader is the next step in CF memory technology and will provide photographers with the speeds and performance they need to capture the best shots and improve their imaging workflow. When shooting with newer cameras like the Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Nikon D3x or Nikon D300S, professionals can capture more images per second and hundreds of JPEG files without pausing to clear their cameras’ buffers.”

When paired with the new Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, the Lexar Professional 600x CF card significantly improves the digital imaging workflow by accelerating the download of captured images to a destination computer. Designed for photographers on the go, the Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader is a portable, high-performance reader that requires no cables and connects directly to a PC or Mac laptop computer’s ExpressCard slot. The durable reader is compatible with all UDMA and non-UDMA CompactFlash cards and supports read/write speeds up to 133MB/s (886x). The Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader comes with free, dedicated customer support, backed by a two-year limited warranty and will be available later this month. For additional information about the Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, visit www.lexar.com.

“With the introduction of the Professional 600x line, Lexar is - for the first time in several years - producing a CompactFlash series for working photographers that provides class-leading read and write speeds,” says Rob Galbraith in a story published today on the Rob Galbraith Digital Photography Insights website. “In our test of the 600x 16GB card, it came out on top in several of the most popular digital SLRs - including the Canon EOS 7D - plus turned in the fastest card-to-computer transfer rates in FireWire 800 reader testing on the Mac and ExpressCard adapter testing in Windows.”

In addition to high speeds and high capacity options of the Lexar Professional 600x CF card, consumers also receive the reliability they have come to expect from Lexar. All Lexar memory cards are tested in the Lexar Reliability Lab, a facility with more than 800 digital cameras, to ensure quality, performance, and compatibility. Lexar performs this extensive testing in an effort to provide customers with a higher level of confidence, whether they are capturing once-in-a-lifetime memories, important events, or everyday occasions.

Customers can access Lexar’s Digital Photography website, a dedicated, online resource and tips destination (and can also leverage phone and live-chat tech support. Lexar provides these services and resources to customers to minimize the time required for troubleshooting card issues and to provide tools for photographers to optimize their shooting and focus on capturing great images.

“When taking photographs is your livelihood, having the most advanced, reliable equipment is essential. For years, I’ve trusted Lexar memory cards to protect my most valuable work," said Lexar Elite Photographer, Rick Sammon. "The new Lexar Professional 600x CF card and Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader are the latest innovations in Lexar’s long history of industry-leading solutions for professionals"

 The Lexar Professional 600x 32GB CF card will be available in November. All capacities will include a limited lifetime warranty and free downloadable copy of Image Rescue™ 4, the latest version of Lexar’s award-winning image recovery software. In addition, the cards offer exclusive, money-saving promotions from Adobe on popular photo and video editing products, including the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Premiere Elements software.

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