Articles tagged "memory-card"

Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys

Longsys, one of China's foremost manufacturers of consumer flash storage, has officially acquired the Lexar trademark and branding rights from Micron Technology, Inc.

Advertising vs reality: microSD memory card speed test

It turns out the "read" and "write" speed written on your memory card is a bit idealistic. In a real-world shootout, YouTuber Tom David Frey shows how real-world performance falls short of the marketing.

Lexar discontinued: Micron announces the end of Lexar memory cards

It's the end of an era. Parent company Micron has announced that they are discontinuing the Lexar retail brand. This includes 'memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives.'

Adata launches V90 SDXC cards in 64, 128 and 256GB capacities

Adata has become one of the first companies to support the V90 video speed class with a series of SD cards that guarantee 90MB/s sustained read and write rates. Read more

Priceless memories come at a price with Lexar's new $1700 512GB CFast card

Memory manufacturer Lexar has announced it will double the capacity of its 3500x CFast memory card this quarter taking the storage capability to a massive 512GB – and it will cost an equally impressive $1700/£1733. Read more

Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards

Samsung has announced that it is to produce the first removable versions of a new format of memory cards designed, it says, to replace the microSD card in portable electronic devices such as cameras, drones and phones. Read more

Sony introduces new XQD and SD cards

Sony has announced new XQD and SDXC UHS-II memory cards at CES. This comes on the heels of Nikon's announcement of the D5 and D500, both of which can utilize the relatively recent XQD format. Read more

Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review

The Eye-Fi Mobi targets beginners and mobile device fanatics with its simple setup and easy-to-use design. How does the Mobi stack up against the pricier Eye-Fi Pro X2 card? Read on to find out.

Lexar promises XQD cards later in 2012

Memory card maker Lexar has announced it will start to offer XQD format cards later this year. The company says the cards will support the Nikon D4 and 'future XQD-based camera models,' and will be available from the third quarter of 2012. The XQD format was developed by companies including Sony and has been promoted through the Compact Flash Association. Despite this, Nikon is the only camera maker to have made use of the format so far. The format's popularity is likely to be defined by the level of manufacturer support seen at the forthcoming Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, this September, around which major models are usually launched.

Sony announces 168MB/s 'S Series' XQD cards for Nikon D4 shooters

Sony has launched second-generation 'S' series XQD memory cards capable of sustained read-write speeds of 168MB/s, making them the fastest cards of any format. A 64Gb card will be available from July 2012, with a 128Gb version following in September/October. Sony talks about sports photographers achieving their best performances this summer - suggesting the company isn't an Olympic sponsor and hence isn't allowed to associate itself with the games. Prices have not been announced.

Sony announces range of XQD memory cards

Pre-CES: Sony has become the first company to offer a range memory cards in the XQD format. XQD was recently announced by the Compact Flash Association and is based around the PCI Express specifications, allowing write speeds of 125MB/sec and beyond. Sony claims that, when used in the brand new Nikon D4, (currently the only camera supporting the format), the cards can record up to around 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. The first cards will be available from the end of January. Sony has also announced a USB 3.0 card reader for the format.

Compact Flash Association announces XQD card format

The Compact Flash Association has announced the development of the XQD memory card format. The smaller XQD format is based around the PCI Express specifications, allowing write speeds of 125MB/sec and beyond. The association says the first example cards will be shown at the CP+ trade show in Japan, in February 2012. No details of capacities or which camera makers are likely to support the standard are given.