When Lexar announced their ExpressCard SSD drive people got pretty excited. Not only would you be getting 4-16GB of flash memory that you could pop into your laptop, but in theory you should get fairly high performance as well.
Big emphasis on “in theory.” Brian Lam over at Gizmodo got his hands one one and was sorely disappointed. Although the read speeds were acceptable at 15MB per second, the write speeds were just awful at 3MB per second.
He compared the ExpressCard drive to his Lexar Lightning which scored 17MB and 14MB per second on read/write. I think I’ll wait for the 2.0 before jumping on board.
First Review: Lexar ExpressCard SSD [via gizmodo]