Lexar Announces New Pro CompactFlash Cards with Reported 600x Write Speeds



Oct 20, 2009
Lexar 600x cards

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

Lexar Media made three pro product announcements this morning including a new CompactFlash card with a reported 600x write speed.

The card is called the Lexar Professional 600x CompactFlash card and its being marketed with the Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash card reader. The Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card will offer increased speed and performance, according to Lexar, with a 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 is designed to speed up 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.

The Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card is available in 8GB ($199), 16GB ($299), and 32GB (TBD November) capacities. The new cards will not be sold as bundles with the card readers which will retail separately for $45.

More details on the cards can be found here.

Lexar also introduced Image Rescue 4 this morning, the newest version of Lexar’s image recovery software. Image Rescue 4 not only helps recover image and video files from any memory card format, from any manufacturer, it also features a one-step recovery interface, automatic software updates, an easy deletion function, and support for multiple languages.

Lexar also announced a new agreement with Adobe to provide consumers with special discounts on popular photo and video editing software to enhance customers’ digital workflow experience and post-production capabilities. Lexar Professional, Platinum II, and Full-HD Video memory cards will offer customers 30-day free trial software and rebate savings on popular Adobe photo and video editing tools.






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