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Lexar posts UDMA 7 firmware update for USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader  
Monday, February 27, 2012 | by Rob Galbraith
Lexar has posted a firmware update and update utility for its Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader. The new firmware, v0554, adds support for the UDMA Mode 7 data timing protocol used by the company's Professional 1000X CompactFlash series to achieve the fastest possible card-to-computer transfer speeds.

UDMA 7: Lexar's firmware update utility for the USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader

The firmware itself is bundled within the utility to install it, and as of this writing only the Windows version is available for download. The Mac version is to follow within two weeks, says Pachi Chen-Wong, senior product marketing manager for Lexar.

The Windows utility is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.

The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities of Lexar 1000X CompactFlash are arriving at retailers now. Last month, we reviewed the 32GB capacity of the Lexar 1000X and found it be the fastest CompactFlash card we'd ever tested.
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  • Firmware v1.01 for GP-N100 corrects time-setting bug (March 14, 2012)
  • Shipping of Lexar Professional 1000X CompactFlash poised to begin (February 15, 2012)
  • Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (January 24, 2012)
  • Lexar video shows the inner workings of a memory card (January 9, 2012)
  • Lexar introduces first SDHC, SDXC cards with UHS-1 support (January 9, 2012)
  • 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities join Lexar 400X CompactFlash series (January 6, 2012)
  • Lexar unveils Professional 1000X CompactFlash in four capacities up to 128GB (January 5, 2012)
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