Lexar Media announced today that it is releasing two new professional SDXC memory cards, including one that is the industry's first to boast a 128GB capacity. Both the 64GB and 128GB cards should come to the delight of photographers and videographers as they are high-capacity and high-speed.
Silicon Power has announced that it has a new compact flash card that is available for DSLR shooters that need a storage card that is crazy fast for shooting bursts at high resolution. The new storage card is a 600X professional level compact flash offering that has a lot of storage in addition to fast speeds.
SanDisk has outed its latest SDHC memory card, and while the new SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I is targeted at pro-photographers and HD videographers, it thankfully comes in well underneath the $1,500 CompactFlash we played with at CES 2011. The new SDHC supportsUltra High Speed (UHS) as part of the new SD 3.0 specification, promising up to 45MB/sec read and write performance.
Lexar's SDXC cards aren't the only high-speed memory the company has for CES 2011; there's also a Class 10 32GB microSDHC card intended for mobile phones. Offering guaranteed minimum sustained write speeds of 10MB per second and read speeds up to 20MB per second, the new chip should make a real difference for those users running apps from removable media.
Lexar Media hates it when you run out of space in your swanky DSLR, and so they're hoping you'll pick up their new Class 10 133x SDXC memory cards. The new 64GB and 128GB cards offer a minimum guaranteed transfer speed of 20MB per second, suitable for lengthy 1080p HD video recording or burst high-res photography.
A statement has been put out by AT&T lets all customers know that Windows Phone 7 devices require a "certified high-speed microSD card" in order to work optimally. Specifically the Samsung Focus right now is expandable with microSD cards is warned about in the AT&T statement, them then noting the fact that "Certified for Windows Phone 7" is not yet marked on any microSD cards on the market. Updates came into Engadget after this new initially broke letting us know that microSD card compatibility with Windows Phone 7 devices isn't just based on speed class - other factors including the number of random read/write operations play a role, too.
When it comes time to buy a memory card, many people just grab up the largest capacity card they can afford without thinking too much about the speed of the memory card. Speed is an important factor though, especially if you are shooting images with a camera that can take fast bursts.
Lexar have outed their latest multi-format memory card reader, compatible with 24 different types of flash storage, and they're particularly excited by how easy it is to hook up to an iPad's USB/Dock Connector adapter and import photos straight onto the Apple tablet. In fact, Lexar's director of marketing, Jeff Cable, was so excited he drove straight down to the beach to take photos of a pretty lady with a surfboard, just so he could demonstrate the functionality on video.