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Lexar unveils Professional 1000X CompactFlash in four capacities up to 128GB  
Thursday, January 5, 2012 | by Rob Galbraith
Lexar has unveiled the first series of CompactFlash memory cards with a 1000X speed rating and a promised "minimum guaranteed sustained read speed of 150MB per second" in the company's own testing, says a press release.

Speedy: The Lexar Professional 1000X CompactFlash series (Photo courtesy Lexar)

Host devices such as cameras and readers must support the UDMA 7 data timing protocol to take full advantage of the 1000X's throughput potential (the cards are interoperable with UDMA 6 and earlier CompactFlash data timing protocols too, but at slower speeds).

The Lexar Professional 1000X CompactFlash series is comprised of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and will come with Image Rescue 4 photo recovery software for Mac and Windows as well as access to pro-level tech support. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB cards are to ship in February, and the 128GB in March. Update: While Lexar's website lists April availability for the 128GB, the company has confirmed that this capacity will begin to arrive in stores in March.

Manufacturer's suggested retail prices for each are US$169.99 for the 16GB, US$299.99 for the 32GB, US$529.99 for the 64GB and US$899.99 for the 128GB.
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  • Apple posts Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.10 (March 15, 2012)
  • Lexar posts UDMA 7 firmware update for USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (February 27, 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)
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