Lexar intros world’s fastest SD card with read speed of 300MB per second

Memory specialist Lexar has announced a new range of SD cards which it claims to be the “world’s fastest”. The cards it is boasting about are named Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II range. This range leverages the new Ultra High Speed II, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) specification and are rated at an incredible 2000x speed, as you might have guessed from the nomenclature.

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II 64GB and 32GB

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II 64GB and 32GB

Lexar’s Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II range offer read speeds of up to 300MB per second and write speeds of up to 260MB per second. This kind of performance is great for capturing and transferring high-quality photos and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video says Lexar.

The 2000x range is going to be initially available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. To get benefit of the claimed speeds users will need a compatible device for imaging and a good speedy card reader on the PC/Mac side of the equation. Luckily Lexar have thought of that and all buyers of these super fast memory cards will receive Lexar’s own SD UHS-II reader. Summing up the combo offering Adam Kaufman, director of card product marketing, Lexar said “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”.

Lexar Professional 2000x and 1000x packaging

Lexar Professional 2000x and 1000x packaging

As well as the headlining 2000x SD cards Lexar told us that it is launching a new range of 1000x cards today. Remember there’s no point being over-specified, especially if you have to pay out a premium for it.

Pricing of the Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II range in the UK is as follows: 135.99 (64GB) and £77.99 (32GB). The 1000x range will cost 135.99 (64GB) and £77.99 (32GB) but you don’t get the card reader for free (costs £22.99). Availability is scheduled for Q4 this year.

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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