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’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”.
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.