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Lexar Media Enhances the Photography Experience With Speed and Capacity Upgrades

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced improvements to the Professional line of CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards for an enhanced imaging experience. Lexar has increased the capacity of Professional 300x CF cards to 32GB, and Professional 233x CF cards are now available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. In addition, the Lexar Professional 133x SDHC card has achieved a Class 10 speed rating. The improvements to the Lexar Professional line allow professional photographers and advanced enthusiasts to capture more high-resolution images and high-definition (HD) video with their digital SLRs. For additional information about the Lexar Professional CF and SDHC cards, visit Lexar.

The Lexar Professional 133x SDHC memory card now offers the maximum Class 10 speed rating, providing a blazing-fast minimum sustained write speed capability of 133x (20MB per second) for shooting higher-resolution images and large-sized, high-definition video files with SDHC-enabled devices. Additionally, the Lexar Professional 133x SDHC card significantly improves camera performance and image transfer speeds from card to computer, reducing post-production time and enabling shooters to focus on the business of photography.

High-Capacity Crucial DDR3 Modules Enable 16 GB Maximum System Memory

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the availability of Crucial 4GB DDR3-1333MHz (PC3-10600) non-ECC UDIMM memory modules, enabling power users to max out their systems with 16GB of RAM. These new modules are compatible with the latest generation of Intel and AMD desktop processors – the Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors, as well as the AMD AM3 processors. This latest high-capacity Crucial DDR3 memory enables high-density memory installations that take advantage of 64-bit operating systems, including Microsoft Windows 7; less robust 32-bit operating systems only recognize a limited amount of installed RAM.

"Computer technology is constantly evolving, so we're committed to developing and offering a wide variety of Crucial memory products for both PC and Mac system users. Our new Crucial 4GB DDR3, high-density modules speak to this commitment; these products enable users to take advantage of newer 64-bit operating systems, as well as the latest generation of Intel and AMD processors," said Jim Jardine, Lexar Media’s senior worldwide product manager.

Lexar Media Expands Gaming Line with Memory Stick Micro (M2) and SDHC Memory Cards

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the expansion of its line of gaming solutions with the Lexar Gaming Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Gaming Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. Designed to take the gaming experience to the next level, the cards enable users to reliably save and store gaming data and multimedia content on popular gaming consoles. With the introduction of the new Gaming memory cards, Lexar is expanding its leadership in high-performance digital media gaming solutions to improve the overall video game experience for the growing number of consumers playing and competing on popular gaming consoles.

Available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, the Lexar Gaming M2 and Lexar Gaming SDHC memory cards give gamers the ability to store critical gaming data and information, such as cheat codes, checkpoints, custom settings, high scores, bonus materials, and player profiles. The new Gaming memory cards also enable gamers to store and manage games and downloaded multimedia content.

Lexar Introduces Professional 600x CompactFlash Memory Cards

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced it will offer the Lexar Professional 600x CompactFlash (CF) card, a new memory card that provides enhanced speed and performance for professional photographers and advanced photo enthusiasts capturing high-definition images and videos on digital SLRs. The Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card will offer increased speed and performance, with a guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 600x (90MB/s) when paired with a UDMA 6 enabled device. In addition, the Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card increases workflow with minimum sustained read speeds of 533x (80MB/s), or faster when paired with a UDMA 6-enabled reader such as the new Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader.

Available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, the Lexar Professional 600x CF card will significantly improve in-camera performance by rapidly clearing a camera’s buffer and making fast cameras even faster so photographers can keep shooting. In addition, increased image transfer speeds from card-to-computer will help reduce post-production time and enable shooters to focus on the business of photography. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 600x CF card or Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, visit Lexar.

Lexar Media Launches Enterprise-Class JumpDrive SAFE FIPS-Validated USB Flash Drives

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today the launch of the Lexar JumpDrive SAFE S3000 FIPS and JumpDrive SAFE S3000 USB flash drives. The FIPS 140-2, Level 3-validated, enterprise-class drives, co-developed with Gemalto, are the first to protect critical data with smart card-based security featuring continuous AES 256-bit hardware encryption and a waterproof composite metal housing that meets military 810-F waterproof standards. These security features offer unparalleled data protection without requiring driver or software installation and are an ideal data storage solution for military, government, and enterprise organizations.

"The JumpDrive SAFE S3000 line of secure USB flash drives safeguard information with unsurpassed data protection technology and enterprise-class features that can be easily integrated into any business environment," explained Jyh Chau, senior product marketing manager, Lexar Media. "The receipt of the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation is further proof that the advanced data security capabilities, coupled with the smart card technology, make the JumpDrive SAFE S3000 line among the most secure USB flash drives available today."

Lexar Media Announces Next Generation Crucial M225 Solid-State Drives

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced its revved-up line of Crucial solid-state drive (SSD) products - the fastest, highest capacity Crucial SSDs to date. The most dramatic change in this new generation of Crucial SSDs is the blazing-fast read and write speeds. The flagship 256 GB Crucial M225 SSD screams at an impressive 250 MB/sec read speed and a 200 MB/sec write speed. The new Crucial SSDs enhance system performance by improving operating system boot and application load times. They also utilize a SATA 2.0 (3 Gb/s) interface and feature MLC NAND flash components housed in an industry standard 2.5-inch drive enclosure, making a Crucial M225 SSD easy to install.

Lexar Media Develops Fast New Crucial M225 SSDs

During the weekend Lexar Media announced that it is intending to update the Crucial SSD line-up, by providing new 2.5-inch M225 series solid-state drives, designed for use in laptops and desktop computers. The new Crucial M225 SSDs will be based on multilevel cell (MLC) flash memory and come in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB versions equipped with SATA 3.0 Gbps interface. Read and write speeds for each one drive are as follows: 250 MB/s and 200 MB/s for the 256 GB model, 250 MB/s and 190 MB/s for the 128 GB model, and 200 MB/s and 150 MB/s for the 64 GB model. The official release of Crucial M225 2.5-inch SSDs is scheduled for July 20th, expect more information then.Source: Electronista

Micron Introduces New 34-Nanometer High-Density NAND Products

Micron Technology today announced mass production of new NAND flash memory products using its award-winning 34-nanometer (nm) process technology. As consumers demand increased capacity to store more music, videos, photos, and applications in ever smaller portable electronic devices, manufacturers need a storage solution that delivers on capacity, performance, and size. Micron’s new 16- and 32-gigabit (Gb) NAND chips pair large capacity with performance, providing a compelling solution for today’s demanding portable storage requirements that are tailored to end-customer product dimensions.
The newly architected 32Gb multi-level cell (MLC) NAND chip is 17 percent smaller than Micron’s first-generation 32Gb chip. The 16Gb MLC NAND chip, at just 84mm², provides high-capacity in an ultra tiny package. Micron is also now sampling 8- and 16Gb single-level cell (SLC) NAND chips using the 34nm process.

CES 2009: Crucial & Lexar


Crucial & Lexar have a large, open booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They are showing of some of their products, including DDR3 memory, USB flash drives and memory cards. There is a new line-up of such cards, which is intended for HD capable video camcorders. These do not only have the speed needed to play back such video, but also the write performance to record it in real time. Read on for their new flash drives and DDR3 memory

All-New Crucial.com Netbook Upgrade Center Announced

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the immediate availability of the new Crucial.com Netbook Upgrade Center for purchasing DRAM memory, Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and flash memory cards suitable for most netbook products now available in the market. Netbooks, simplified notebooks designed to be affordable, energy efficient, and smaller in size, are growing in popularity with consumers because of their practical price point and no-nonsense capabilities. The Crucial.com Netbook Upgrade Center will help customers optimize the performance of their netbooks with the right upgrades and accessories. The complete line of DRAM, SSD, and flash memory netbook upgrades are now available at Crucial.com, Crucial.UK, or Crucial.EU.

Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 Modules Now Available in Three Brilliant Colors

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the immediate availability of Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) memory modules in three vibrant new colors - green, blue and red. Performance memory enthusiasts and system modders can choose from a variety of Crucial Ballistix Tracer module colors to match their case color scheme or to suit their individual style. The new color modules are available in 3GB and 6GB kits through select resellers worldwide and directly from Crucial's website here.

New Crucial Ballistix Three Channel DDR3 Memory Kits Available

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the immediate availability of Ballistix DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) and DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) three channel DDR3 memory kits. These new kits support the latest Intel chipset technology, based on the Core i7 processors. Ballistix three channel DDR3 memory kits are available in 3GB and 6GB kits through select resellers and directly from Crucial's website.

Lexar Media Announces Crucial Three Channel DDR3 Memory Kits for Core i7

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the immediate availability of Crucial DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) and DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) three channel memory kits in support of Intel’s next generation Core i7 processors. Users ready to harness the power of three channel memory can find guaranteed-compatible Crucial DDR3 modules in 3GB, 6GB and 12GB kits at Crucial.

Lexar Media Unveils Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 Memory for Enthusiasts and Gamers

Lexar Media announced today the immediate availability of Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz) high-performance, low-latency memory modules. These modules are the first Crucial DDR3 Tracers, and as such they incorporate the company's proprietary activity-indicating Light-Emitting Diodes (LED). These new modules feature a black printed circuit board (PCB) and black integrated heat spreaders, as well as an additional eight blue ground-effects LEDs that emit constantly, when the system is running. Crucial is shipping now the Ballistix Tracer DDR3 memory in single 1GB ($54.99) and 2GB ($99.99) modules, as well as in 2GB ($109.99) and 4GB ($199.99) kits. All Tracer DDR3 parts operate at 1333MHz with CL6-6-6-20 latencies and 1.8V.

Source: Lexar

Lexar Media Announces Crucial DDR3 RDIMM Memory Modules

Lexar Media, a subsidiary of Micron Technology, announced today the immediate availability of some new Crucial DDR3 RDIMM memory modules for servers. The DDR3-1066MHz and DDR3-1333MHz ECC (error detection and correction) RDIMMs are available now in 1GB and 2GB capacities at Crucial's official resellers worldwide. "We're committed to providing our customers with new memory solutions that address the ever-changing data center environment. Our new DDR3 RDIMM memory supports users as they transition to upcoming next-generation server platforms," said Jim Jardine, Lexar Media's senior DRAM product marketing manager. For qualified information, please visit this page here.Source: Lexar Media

Micron Technology Announces Superfast SSDs, 250 MB/s Sustained!

Considered by many as the memory perfectionists, Micron Technology, that's working closely with Intel these days in the field of solid state storage, NAND flash technologies, etc., has devised a drive series it calls RealSSD, the series is branched into consumer and enterprise segments, the P200 series are the enterprise offerings which are manufactured in a way that allows high uptime and MTBF to for mission-critical storage environments. The P200 uses Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND technology while RealSSD C200 series aimed at the consumer segment uses the much cheaper Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND technology.

What makes the RealSSD stand out is that the drives offer sequential read and write speed of a whopping 250MB/s, something that takes 4 ~ 6 member RAID 0 arrays using conventional drives to achieve. The C200 series are available in the 1.8" and 2.5" form-factors, the 1.8" drives come in capacities between 32GB and 128 GB while the larger drives offer capacities up to 256 GB. The drives use the 3 GB/s SATA II interface and the MLC-based C200 parts offer respectable write speeds of around 100 MB/s which is still high for its segment, with read speeds of around 250 MB/s. These drives are expected to arrive in Q4, 2008 under the Lexar brand.

Source: NordicHardware

Lexar Media Announces Expanded Crucial Ballistix DDR3 Product Offerings

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced immediate availability of Crucial Ballistix® PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz) and PC3-14400 (DDR3-1800MHz) high-performance memory modules. These new modules expand on the award-winning Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 and DDR3-2000MHz product offering. As part of its commitment to the PC enthusiast and gaming community, Lexar Media continually seeks to bring new memory offerings to market and enhance its product lines.

Lexar Announces Crucial DDR2 DDR2-667MHz FBDIMM Memory

Lexar Media declared today the immediate availability of Crucial 1.5V DDR2 FBDIMM server memory modules. As part of its commitment to the enterprise-computing space, Lexar Media's new energy-efficient Crucial server memory product line utilizes the industry's first 1.5V, 1Gb-based components to deliver reduced chip count. These modules are also compatible with Intel's Skulltrail enthusiast platform. "The modern data center seeks as small of a power and thermal footprint as possible - and Crucial energy-efficient memory can play an important role in reducing the power consumption and heat in these servers," said Jim Jardine, Lexar Media's senior DRAM product marketing manager. "Ultimately, customers will reap the real benefits of an energy-efficient technology without sacrificing any of the performance or reliability they have come to expect from us." The DDR2-667MHz FBDIMM modules are available now in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB kits at Crucial.Source: Crucial

Lexar Media Starts Distribution of Crucial DDR3-1066 SODIMM Memory Modules

Lexar Media is now the first global memory provider to announce the immediate availability of Crucial DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) 204-pin SODIMM memory modules. Crucial PC3-8500 SODIMM modules support module bandwidths up to 10.6 GB/s with a data rate of 2,133 MT/s at a respective clock frequency of 1066MHz — effectively doubling the data rate of DDR2 1066MHz memory. In addition, DDR3 supply voltage is 1.5V compared to DDR2's 1.8V, reducing power consumption by up to 30 percent and also generating less heat. The DDR3 modules are able to obtain these advantages by utilizing improved package, pin-outs, and signaling on the components, as well as an improved overall module design. The Crucial SODIMMs are available in 1GB and 2GB densities plus they come with a lifetime warranty.Source: Lexar

Lexar Media Debuts Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000MHz Memory for Gamers

Lexar Media today announced the immediate availability of Crucial Ballistix PC3-16000 (DDR3-2000MHz) high-performance memory modules-some of the world's highest speed-rated DDR3 products to date. Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000MHz memory modules feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) 2.0 and are SLI-Ready certified to work with new motherboards utilizing the new NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI platform. The NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI platform was designed and tested using Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000MHz high-performance memory.

Lexar Media Announces Special Edition Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red 2GB Memory Modules

Lexar Media today announced the immediate availability of Special Edition Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red 2GB DDR2-800 memory modules. The new modules feature two rows of red activity-indicating LEDs, red ground-effects LEDs, and a red printed circuit board (PCB) stylishly covered with a striking red heat spreader with a raised, diamond-cut logo and clip-less design.

Lexar Media Announces Crucial Solid State Drive (SSD) Product Line

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced its line of Crucial solid state drives (SSD). Crucial SSDs are more durable, require less power, and offer greater overall system performance than traditional hard disk drives. The SSDs will be available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB in an industry standard 2.5-inch drive enclosure with an industry-leading native SATA 3.0Gb/s interface. Additionally, Lexar Media will offer the Crucial SK01 external drive kit and various online customer tools-including the Crucial SSD Advisor tool. Product availability is expected in Q1 2008.

Lexar Launches ExpressCard SSDs of up to 16GB in Size

Lexar Media, Inc., world wide known for digital media technologies recently announced it's high-capacity, removable solid state drive (SSD) series. It's currently shipping in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities for the ExpressCard, the successor of the CardBus PC card slot. While the CardBus is widely spread it's drawback is it's connection to the rest of the system using a PCI-bound interface controller. The ExpressCard slots nowadays built into modern notebooks because it is connected utilizing a PCIe x1 or USB 2.0 connection and thus makes it far superior in terms of bandwidth, it's roughly 2.5 times faster. Devices like this SSD card then won't get limited by insufficient bandwidth, Lexar say the maximum speed is around 250MB/s. A disadvantage which I don't want to keep quiet about is the incompatibility of ExpressCard to the CardBus standard.

Lexar introduces 45MByte/s fast UDMA-CompactFlash Cards and -Readers

Lexar introduces 45 MByte/s fast UDMA-CompactFlash Cards and -Readers

Fremont, CA , February 20, 2007 - Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today introduced Professional UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) memory cards, the latest addition to the company's award-winning Professional line of high-performance cards and two new professional-grade flash memory card readers designed to deliver increased download speeds from the card to a computer.

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