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The PCIe 4.0 era is amongst us, primarily [for consumers] thanks to the arrival of AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors and X570 motherboard platform. Up until now, we've seen a number of PCIe 4.0 consumer SSDs arrive with read/write speeds topping out at around the 5GB/sec mark. However, Lexar has been demoing a new PCIe 4.0 SSD that is raising the bar for all other manufacturers. PCIe 4.0 SSDs released up until to this point use the Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller. However, Lexar's new 4x4 NVMe prototype SSD is already delivering sequential reads of 6.2GB/sec along with sequential writes of 4.2GB/sec. Unfortunately, Lexar isn't divulging details on what controller is being used... Read more...
High resolution photos and videos aren't getting any smaller, and that means there is a need for more capacious storage solutions. Lexar has heard the call, and announced a new 1 terabyte SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card for digital SLR cameras, HD and 3D video recorders, and other devices. In terms of storage capacity, things sure have come a long way in the past decade and a half, as Lexar points out. "Almost 15 years ago, Lexar announced a 1GB SD card. Today, we are excited to announce 1TB of storage capacity in the same convenient form factor. As consumers continue to demand greater storage for their cameras, the combination of high-speed performance with a 1TB option now offers a solution... Read more...
Speed kills--unless you’re a busy professional photographer or videographer, in which case the opposite is true (regarding your equipment). For those folks, Lexar has introduced the industry’s first 1000x CompactFlash memory card, which is capable of sustained read/write speeds of 150MBps and video capture streams up to 20MBps--that’s “MB”, not “Mb”--to facilitate 1080p HD and 3D video, faster camera-to-computer transfers, and faster in-camera performance. Equipped with a limited lifetime warranty and free tech support, the Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash card will be available in February in capacities of 128GB ($899.99), 64GB ($529.99), 32GB ($299.99),... Read more...
We're getting closer and closer to living in a world where 1TB memory cards are commonplace. Just a few years ago, having a 1GB flash card in your camera was a big deal. Now, even the simplest of cameras can acquire a 1GB card for just a few dollars. The technology is advancing, and larger capacity cards are growing easier to find, and cheaper to buy. Lexar Media is pushing the envelope even further by this week shipping the industry's first 128GB Professional SDXC card, not to mention a 64GB version for those who either don't need all of that space yet or simple aren't willing to push their budget any further. Both of the cards are available in B&H Photo and Video, and Adorama Camera stores... Read more...
Change is in the air, and so is the smell of new flash memory. Lexar really is on a roll to start 2011, first issuing a new 32GB microSDHC card, and now revealing the Echo MX and ZX USB backup drives. The company's newest backup drives are unique in that they're "no touch," compared to the "one touch" options you'll usually find. Both of these Echo drives are highly portable, and both have 128-bit AES encryption for the ultimate in security. The Echo MX even offers an always-on capacity meter that displays how much storage is left at any given time, while the ultra-tiny Echo ZX has a "plug-and-stay" design that allows it to remain firmly plugged in to whatever machine you're backing up. These... Read more...
Memory cards seem to be all the rage here in the early part of 2011. We've got faster SD cards coming our way, a 128GB CompactFlash Extreme Pro card from SanDisk, and now, a massive Class 10 microSDHC card from Lexar. With smartphone use on the rise, particularly those with Android on-board, the demand for microSDHC cards is also going up. Customers who opt for an Android phone are most likely looking for a microSDHC card as a complement, as many don't come with internal storage. So if you've got a massive media library that you'd like to carry around with you, this Lexar 32GB microSDHC card is probably looking really attractive. There are two major selling points here. First, it's 32GB in size,... Read more...
The flash memory game, of all games, is starting to heat up. With HD video recording on the minds of nearly everyone these days, having a card that's fast enough to capture it all is quite important. More and more HD devices are supporting the Secure Digital format, and SDXC in particular. Today, Lexar Media introduced their new professional SDXC memory card solutions -- two cards that are about as highly touted as they come. The first is a 64GB Class 10 SDXC card, while the second is the industry's first 128GB Class 10 card. Both offer minimum guaranteed speeds of 133x (20MB per second), and accelerate the workflow by providing fast transfer of high-res images and HD video from the card to a... Read more...
The race to "bigger" is never-ending in the storage department, even when we're talking about USB flash drives. Recently, USB drives have hit somewhat of a ceiling, with 256GB being the largest that is advertised to consumers. But Lexar has a better idea. Rather than pushing things even larger at price points that no average person could afford, they have tweaked their Echo SE line to create an entirely new kind of product. The 128GB Echo SE looks like a standard USB flash drive, but it's actually far more than that. The device is an auto-backup drive that begins to back up your hard drive as soon as you plug it into your computer. This is particularly useful for those with 120GB or smaller SSDs,... Read more...
Secure Digital cards may be all the rage these days, but true photographing professionals probably have no interest. Even today, most higher-end DSLRs use CompactFlash cards alone, and if you rely on rapid-fire continuous shooting to get "the perfect shot," Lexar's new pair of cards might be worth a look. The company is today revealed that their Professional ExpressCard CF Reader and Professional 600x and 300x 32GB cards are now available in traditional and online retail channels. Both cards offer increased speed and performance, with a guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 90MB/s and 45MB/s, respectively, when paired with an UDMA 6-enabled device. There's also a high-speed reader... Read more...
Today we stopped by Storage Vision 2010 and spoke with Crucial / Micron about their upcoming products. They had an impressive SSD on display with jaw dropping performance numbers. The Micron and or Crucial RealSSD C300 with be sold under both brand names and is based on Micron NAND Flash technology along with a proprietary controller that was co-developed with Marvell. Here's the scoop...CES Showcase: Crucial and Seagate Demo New SSDs... Read more...
  Today we stopped by Storage Vision 2010 and spoke with Crucial / Micron about their upcoming products. They had an impressive SSD on display with jaw dropping performance numbers. Here's the scoop.    Crucial RealSSD C300The Micron  and or Crucial  RealSSD C300 with be sold under both brand names and is based on Micron NAND Flash technology along with a proprietary controller that was co-developed with Marvell.  It's a 6G SATA controller so Marvell provided the interface expertise while Crucial handled the firmware and Flash algorithm side of the equation.  The result is a product that's pretty darn impressive.  We'll let Micron's Kristen Bordner... Read more...
Lexar is improving upon its Professional line of CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards by adding larger CF cards and faster SDHC cards. The capacity of the Professional 300x CF cards has been increased to 32GB; Lexar's Professional 233x CF cards are now available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. In the SDHC realm, the Lexar Professional 133x SDHC card has achieved a Class 10 speed rating, enabling it to provide a minimum sustained write speed capability of 133x (20MB per second). Additional details can be found in the press release below.  Lexar Media Enhances the Photography Experience with Speed and Capacity Upgrades to Its Award-Winning Professional Line... Read more...
Ah, memory cards. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Actually, it's pretty easy to live with them, but going about one's life without losing any is the tough part. In order to provide a few options for those in need of more on-hand storage, Lexar Media is expanding its gaming line with Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards. The company is pushing these as cards tailor made for gamers, but in reality, they're just memory cards with fancy labels. They're available in 4GB and 8GB sizes, and while MSRPs aren't readily available, we suspect these will be in stores before the holidays. Lexar Gaming Line Key Messages: Provides users with high-capacity storage... Read more...
What a quick new mobile processor without quick new memory to ship alongside of it? Not much, let us tell you. That's why Crucial is following Intel's breaking introduction of the mobile quad-core Core i7 CPU with new DDR-1333MHz SODIMM modules. All of the new sticks have been Intel certified and validated to work with the very latest CPUs. Best of all, 1GB and 2GB PC3-10600 SODIMM modules are now available, and if you've taken a look at the most recent notebook introductions, you probably already knew that. “Intel has worked closely with Crucial to qualify their memory modules with our latest mobile processors and they continue to meet Intel’s stringent validation requirements,” said Geof Findley,... Read more...
Lexar Media introduced its highest capacity, fastest Solid-State Drives (SSDs) to date. The new Crucial M225 SSDs use a SATA 2.0 (3Gb/second) interface) and feature MLC NAND flash memory in a 2.5-inch drive enclosure. These drives are quieter, run cooler, and are more durable than traditional hard drives. You’ll find the M225 SSDs in capacities of 64GB ($169.99), 128GB ($329.99), and 256GB ($599.99). The 256GB Crucial M225 SSD boasts of a 250MB/second read speed and a 200MB/second write speed. Additional details about these new drives can be found in the press release below. Lexar Media Announces Next Generation Crucial Solid-State Drive ProductsNew M225 Solid-State Drive Series Boasts Read Speeds... Read more...
Micron Technology announced the mass production of new NAND flash memory products using a 34-nanometer process technology. In coordination with the announcement, Lexar, a subsidiary of Micron, announced plans to take advantage of the new 34nm NAND products by offering a range of flash memory cards and USB flash drives that use the technology.Micron’s newly architected 32Gb multi-level cell (MLC) NAND chip is 17% smaller than the company’s first-generation 32Gb chip. Micron plans to offer 16- and 32-Gb NAND chips. The 16Gb MLC NAND provides lots of storage in a tiny package that’s just 84mm. Both of Micron’s new products feature an interface that delivers transfer speeds up to 200MBps. By comparison,... Read more...
ThermalRock Mystic HTPC Case @ ThinkComputers.org: "HTPC cases, we are seeing more of them as HTPC's are becoming more popular, and easy to setup. My current HTPC is sitting in a Raidmax Scorpio Case. Which as you can see is not the best case for an HTPC. Today we will be taking a look at ThermalRock's Mystic HTPC case. ThermalRock is a subsidiary of Thermaltake, who we all know are known for making good products. This is my first HTPC case so I'm excited to take a look at it! We will see if it will replace the Raidmax case, and become part of my home theater system." Logitech Harmony 800 Home Theater Remote Control Review @ The TechZone: "Taking the 880 out of its packaging, I could immediately... Read more...
This morning we have news ranging from an aftermarket cooler from Aerocool, to 1GB of SD Memory goodness.  Most interesting is the BFGTech 6600 GT OC review that covers all flavors, including AGP, PCI-Express and SLI. Aerocool HT-101JR @ Overclockers Online: "With hotter and hotter chips becoming the reality, larger and more expensive coolWith hotter and hotter chips becoming the reality, larger and more expensive cooling measures are becoming common. Engineers have the difficult task of finding the right balance of cost, size, and noise in order to deliver cooling performance. Too much of any one factor may be bad and be the cause for failure. On top of these factors, there are also... Read more...
Welcome back everyone :)  I just walked in the door from work and my tummy is asking for some food.  However, before I indulge the beast, here is some linkage to satisfy your needs... ;) Lexar Unveils New USB Card Form Factor and Introduces New USB FlashCard FREMONT, CA, December 13, 2004 – Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), a world leader in advanced digital media technologies, today announced a new USB card form factor designed for universal and superior interoperability to bring next generation storage, connectivity and utility products to a broad variety of computing, consumer electronics and mobile electronics devices. The new USB card form factor is based on the USB Type... Read more...