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Lexar intros first 256GB CF card, Crucial shows 7mm m4 SSD

01/06, 3:05pm

Lexar shows 256GB CF card, Crucial outs 512GB SSD

Memory card maker Lexar has added a new capacity to its Professional 400x series CF cards, with the industry's first 256GB example. It will write at 60MBps at a minimum and is compatible with UDMA 7 devices. It's said to be ideal for those who capture large amounts of 1080p video.

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Crucial, Lexar intro 50GB caching SSD, 1,000X CF card

01/05, 4:30pm

Crucial and Lexar roll fast storage for CES 2012

Crucial and Lexar together put out a pair of high-speed storage options ahead of CES. Topping the two is a special 50GB Adrenaline version of Crucial's m4 SSD intended as a cache for an existing drive. While it doesn't have to be used that way, the combination of a 2.5-to-3.5-inch adapter bracket and special software turns the SATA drive into a buffer for frequently accessed files on a larger hard drive, speeding up the OS and apps without having to sacrifice space.

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Lexar card reader takes SD UHS-I, UDMA Compact Flash

05/19, 4:40pm

Lexar outs USB 3.0 dual-slot reader for pros

Lexar has just released the Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader that has dual card slots and supports UDMA CF, SDXC and SD UHS-I memory cards. It remains backwards compatible with older versions of those standards and gets a USB 3.0 connection for fast transfer speeds. The device is meant for both amateur and pro photographers or videographers who wish to minimize down time when transferring media.

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Lexar Media ships first 128GB SDXC pro memory card

03/15, 4:50pm

Lexar first with Class 10, 128GB SDXC memory card

Lexar Media has now released its 128GB Professional 133x SDXC memory card, the first in the industry that combines such a high speed and large capacity. It's paired with a 64GB version, and either sports a minimum transfer speed of 20MB per second. Both are meant for professional photographers and videographers who mostly shoot RAW or record a large amount of 1080p video.

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Lexar intros Echo MX, ZX backup drives

01/04, 1:15pm

Units exchange storage for portability

Storage maker Lexar has announced two upcoming backup drives, the Echo MX and ZX. Although offering less storage than conventional backup options, the drives are essentially USB sticks, making them significantly more portable. Each contains automatic backup software offering 128-bit AES encryption of data.

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Lexar puts out first 128GB Class 10 SDXC card

01/03, 11:25am

Lexar to bring out first 128GB Class 10 SDXC card

Lexar this morning previewed the launch of the first 128GB, Class 10 SDXC memory card, the Lexar Professional 133x SDXC. There is also a 64GB card in the same series, and the two are made just for extended shooting in 1080p HD video. Each card guarantees transfer speeds of at least 20MB per second.

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Lexar 128GB Echo SE serves as both backup, thumb drive

07/22, 1:25pm

Lexar outs larger 128GB Echo SE thumb drive

Lexar this week added a new, high capacity 128GB USB drive USB drive to its Echo SE lineup, first launched in January. The new Echo SE is seen both as large enough for a backup and portable enough to be a typical thumb drive. It should be relatively fast, at peak read speeds of 28MBps and maximum write speeds of 10MBps, and optionally locks down with 128-bit AES encryption.

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Lexar ships 600X 32GB CompactFlash cards

04/28, 6:45pm

Lexar ships 600X 32GB CF cards with 90MBps speeds

Lexar Media has released its Professional 600X Compact Flash card and its associated reader on Wednesday. The cards are available in 32GB, 16GB and 8GB capacities. The card has a minimum sustained write speed of 90MBps when plugged into a UDMA 6-capable reader.

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Lexar intros 600x CF memory card for pros

10/20, 10:35am

Lexar 600x Pro CF memory cards offer 90MBps speed

Lexar Media on Tuesday announced the release of its Professional 600x CompactFlash (CF) memory card, which allows for 90MBps transfer speeds using the UDMA 6 standard. With the announcement, Lexar is the second manufacturer to offer such speeds in a CF card, as SanDisk already offers a 90MBps product range. SanDisk offers up to 64GB capacities, while Lexar makes 8GB, 16GB and 32GB cards.

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Lexar preps fast 32GB SDHC, 16GB micro cards

06/30, 9:35am

Lexar 32GB SDHC Card

Lexar today put out a pair of memory cards aimed at those who need high capacities with more advanced cameras and phones. The 32GB Platinum II SDHC is one of the first cards to make use of Micron's particularly dense 34 nanometer flash memory and takes advantage of it to provide the capacity while still transferring data at about 60X. Although rated as a Class 4 (minimum 4MB/sec) card, the Platinum II is claimed by Lexar to write at a minimum 9MB per second and thus to work well for some RAW photo shooting as well as up to 12 hours of video for HD camcorders.

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Eye-Fi intros 4GB Anniversary Edition wireless card

11/12, 10:40am

Eye-Fi intros 4GB SD card

To mark the one-year anniversary of its first wireless SD memory card, the 2GB Eye-Fi SD card, Eye-Fi Inc. on Wednesday announced the release of its 4GB Anniversary Edition SD Card. Both products are meant to allow photographers to upload photos wirelessly to one of a choice of over 25 online photo sharing sites and to users' Macs and Windows PCs. The new card, apart from doubling capacity, also has faster memory speeds.

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Lexar increases Pro CF memory card speed to 233x

09/23, 4:55pm

Lexar intros 233x CF cards

Portable memory media manufacturer Lexar at the Photokina show on Tuesday revealed it has made its Professional line of Compact Flash memory cards 75 percent faster, increasing their transfer speeds from 20MBps (133x) to 35MBps (233x). The new, faster cards are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. Each card is also Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) compatible, and the company has introduced UDMA high-speed card readers along with the new products to take advantage of their faster download speeds.

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Lexar intros Premium, Platinum II 16GB cards

09/16, 12:25pm

Lexar 16GB CF, SDHC cards

Lexar has announced four new memory cards, all sized at 16GB. The first two are a part of the Premium series, and consist of an SDHC card rated at 60x, and a CF card listed at 80x. The former is said to maintain a sustained write speed of 9MBps, and hold approximately six hours of video in the case of 1080p camcorders. The CF card is mainly intended for DSLRs, and has a sustained write speed of 12MBps.

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Lexar intros 16GB ultra-fast UDMA 300x CF card

09/09, 4:10pm

Lexar intros 16GB CF card

Portable storage device maker Lexar on Tuesday announced it has doubled the storage capacity of its current 8GB UDMA CF card with the upcoming release of a higher capacity Compact Flash memory card, the 16GB Professional UDMA 300x. The 300x speed rating translates to sustained write speeds of 45MBps, which is quick enough to keep up with most modern digital SLR cameras’ burst shooting modes. Meant for professional photographers, the Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) interface allows time savings in post-production time when used in conjunction with another UDMA-enabled device.

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Lexar pumps secure JumpDrive to 16GB

08/25, 12:15pm

Lexar JumpDrive Secure 16G

Lexar today gave a shot of additional storage to the JumpDrive Secure II Plus with a new 16GB version. The flash drive holds twice as much as before but holds on to the security software tie-in that allows multiple locked-down storage areas on a given drive, each with their own 256-bit AES encrypted password. The e-ink capacity meter is also onboard to give a quick glance at free space even when the power is turned off, as the display only consumes energy when capacity changes.

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Lexar adds 16GB JumpDrive to FireFly USB series

08/22, 11:30am

Lexar adds 16GB USB drive

Lexar Media announced on Friday it will add a 16GB JumpDrive to its FireFly USB range, doubling the previous largest capacity of the 8GB FireFly (pictured). Like the rest of the FireFly JumpDrives, the newest member of the family is both Mac and PC compatible. Windows users who purchase the 16GB FireFly will get a 30-day trial of Dmailer V7 software that will allow them to back up and synchronize files, including emails stored in Microsot Outlook and Outlook Express.

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