Lexar presents new SD UHS-II memory cards
The famous manufacturer of flash memory products Lexar has presented the new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory cards, which the company claims are the fastest in the world. In addition to that, in order to create a full portfolio of SD UHS-II products, Lexar has also announced new Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the new Professional Workflow SR2, which is a SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader.
“UHS-II technology really raises the bar in terms of performance. The latest UHS-II additions to our Lexar Professional product portfolio provide users the ability to capture and offload work even faster, so they can get back to what’s important–capturing great images and video,” said Adam Kaufman, director of card product marketing, Lexar. “Our multi-line UHS-II product offering gets performance into the hands of any user at a great value and with the Professional 2000x card, it comes right out of the box.”
The new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory cards meet all requirements that the new Ultra High Speed II, UHS Speed Class 3 standard imposes. The cards are perfect for high-quality photos and 1080p video recording as well as 4K video. When it comes to speed, they offer up to 300 MB/sec of transfer speed and up to 260 MB/sec of write speed for both 32 GB and 64 GB models. In addition, every 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card includes a SD UHS-II reader for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to any PC or Mac, offering users immediate performance right out of the package.
The Lexar Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are a bit slower than the 2000x models at up to 150 MB/sec of transfer speed and up to 95 MB/sec of write speed but there are more capacities to choose from that range from 16 GB to 256 GB. Despite the lower speed the Lexar Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are perfect for professional photographers, videographers, and enthusiasts who need excellent performance at a lower price.
The new Lexar UHS-II product portfolio is complemented by the Professional Workflow SR2 reader, which is a SD UHS-II USB 3.0-compliant device. The Professional Workflow SR2 reader is compatible with both the new 2000x and 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards, as well as the Professional Workflow HR2 (Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 reader and storage drive hub) and Professional Workflow HR1 (USB 3.0 reader and storage drive hub). The readers are sold separately so users can configure a hub into an ideal solution that meets their unique workflow needs, or can use the readers individually while on the go.
The Professional 2000x and 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are backwards compatible with older cameras and readers, performing at UHS-I and Class 10 speeds. The cards also include the latest version of Image Rescue software and come with a limited lifetime warranty. The Lexar Professional 2000x card will be available in Q4 2014 with MSRPs of USD 184.99 (64 GB) and USD 105.99 (32 GB). The Lexar Professional 1000x card will also be available in Q4 2014 and has MSRPs of USD 546.99 (256 GB), USD 174.99 (128 GB), USD 97.99 (64 GB), USD 55.99 (32 GB), and USD 31.99 (16 GB), while the Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 reader has a MSRP of USD 29.99 and will be available in Q4 2014.