Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Lexar Announces the World's Largest A2 microSD Card

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the 512GB Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card meets the Application Performance Class 2 (A2) requirements from the latest SD Association's 6.0 specifications. The card is the largest capacity A2 microSD card on the market.

A2 allows app-intensive users to experience higher minimum random write speed of 2000 IOPS and minimum read speed of 4000 IOPS*. This ensures blazing speed to run and store apps directly on the A2 memory cards using Android Adoptable storage enabled devices. A2 cards will be identified with the App Performance Class symbol making it easy to recognize and maximize the devices potential.
With 512GB, there will be ample room to store continuous memories. The High-Performance 633x microSD are speed rated at Class 10, and leverage UHS-I technology to deliver a transfer speed up to 100MB/s (633x), these high-capacity cards give you the speed and space you need to capture, transfer, and share more adventures on the go.

"As smartphones integrate more and more into our busy lives, we're relying on them to do more than ever. Having the world's largest A2 microSD card will aptly meet the demands of even the most intense power user with its high-performance and high-storage capacities. We're proud to be part of the digital revolution in continuing to advance the trusted format," said Joel Boquiren, Director of Global Marketing.

The 512GB Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card is available late-October at MSRP of $299.99 USD. For more information visit www.lexar.com

Lexar will be exhibiting new product demonstrations at this year's PhotoPlus Expo held at Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York, from October 25th - 27th.
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10 Comments on Lexar Announces the World's Largest A2 microSD Card

#1
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Should be "Highest Capacity." Title made me think they were going for a world record for big microSD cards. I'm not even entirely sure how that would work. :roll:
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T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
FordGT90Concept said:
Should be "Highest Capacity." Title made me think they were going for a world record for big microSD cards. I'm not even entirely sure how that would work. :roll:
512gb on an SD card is insane, i have 512gb 3.5inch drives
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#3
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Yeah, it is ridiculously dense but those IOPS are sad.
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#5
TheLostSwede
Prima.Vera said:
Wait. I thought Micron shut down they Lexar brand 1 year ago. How come they release new cards now??
/confused :eek:o_Oo_O

Bdw, they are NOT the first. PNY has a 512GB MicroSD for some time now:
https://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-512GB-microSDXC-P-SDU512U190EL-GE/dp/B07DGT2DL5/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541050408&sr=8-3&keywords=pny+512GB
The brand was bought out by some Chinese company. https://www.techpowerup.com/236747/microns-lexar-brand-acquired-by-longsys

It's also not about the first 512GB card, it's about the first A2 rated 512GB card. Context matters.

FordGT90Concept said:
Yeah, it is ridiculously dense but those IOPS are sad.
Maybe compared to other types of flash storage, but it's really fast for microSD cards. This is the entire point of the Ax standard, as it's meant to allow for higher IOPS, especially for mobile phone based applications to be able to run better from external storage.

I just got a SanDisk A2 rated card and it helps, especially for write operations, even if it's not a lot.



Compared to an otherwise similar spec Toshiba card.

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T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
TheLostSwede said:
The brand was bought out by some Chinese company. https://www.techpowerup.com/236747/microns-lexar-brand-acquired-by-longsys

It's also not about the first 512GB card, it's about the first A2 rated 512GB card. Context matters.



Maybe compared to other types of flash storage, but it's really fast for microSD cards. This is the entire point of the Ax standard, as it's meant to allow for higher IOPS, especially for mobile phone based applications to be able to run better from external storage.

I just got a SanDisk A2 rated card and it helps, especially for write operations, even if it's not a lot.



Compared to an otherwise similar spec Toshiba card.


Is A2 better than V90?
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#7
Readlight
Again this slow 20Mb write speed card whit write protected. How about making software whit who i can unblock it, surface test is ok. it do not haw even usb 2 speed.
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#8
TheLostSwede
T4C Fantasy said:
Is A2 better than V90?
Different standards for different applications. Yes, the SD Association hasn't really made things simpler by adding a lot of confusing sub standards, but each of those little logos means something different. The Vx standard is supposed to be write speed for video recording, i.e. sequential write speed. The Ax standard is for application performance on mobile devices, i.e. random data performance. Also note that the U with a 1 or a 3 in it, isn't for UHS-I or UHS-III, it's a write speed indicator that the write speed is at least 10 or 30MB/s. There are as far as I'm aware, no UHS-III cards yet and almost no UHS-II microSD cards, if any, as these cards require an additional connector.
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#10
AMX85
27MaD said:

You missing the "A2" there´s a lot of different mSD cards, for different purposes/devices


Greetings
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