Lexar Demonstrates New MicroSD & External SSD – CES 2016 Update

Today we met with Micron/Lexar/Crucial, to specifically discuss Lexar and their new products being released at CES 2016. Being released are new microSD cards as well as a portable SSD.

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First up is the Lexar Professional 1800x microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-II cards. They are class 10 U3 microSD cards capable of read speeds of up to 270 MB/s and writes up to 245 MB/s. This new microSD card also come with a microSD UHS-II reader so that you are able to use the microSD card in a USB port, as well as a SD UHS-II adapter normal SD card slot. This card is designed to target the markets that require quick transfer speeds for small devices, such as drones and action cameras. The cards will be available in 32, 64 and 128GB capacities for a MSRP of $79.99, $134.99 and $269.99 accordingly.

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Next up was the Lexar Portable SSD. This portable SSD features read speeds of up to 450 MB/s and write speeds of up to 245 MB/s. This is a very small design that has a sturdy design to it. On the front of the casing there are six LED’s. Five of them act as a meter to let you know how much of the capacity in the drive is remaining, the sixth is a power indicator. This USB 3.0 external storage solution is available in 256GB and 512GB capacities for $149 and $249 accordingly.

Both products are available today and we have received samples of each product for review, so check back later for a full in-depth report outlining our thoughts on the latest from Lexar.

We also discussed potential products from Crucial for new memory solutions, we were told we can expect to see something new near Computex.

Stay tuned for more coverage of CES 2016!

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