Lexar Media Inc. today announced the release of a 512MB model to its line of 12x High-Speed Series CompactFlash cards. The new model joins the company’s existing 64, 128 and 256MB high-speed cards.
Lexar Media director of product marketing David Klenske noted that higher resolution digital cameras continue to drive the demand for CompactFlash media with greater storage capacity.
“Photographers need higher capacity, faster cards to bring out the ultimate performance from their new megapixel digital cameras. Lexar Media’s new 512MB capacity allows photographers to capture more images to one card and the 12X-speed can reduce camera recycle time,” said Klenske.
Lexar’s High Speed cards are speed rated in the same way that CD-ROM and DVD drives are, where 1x equals a transfer rate of 150K per second. The company’s 12x media are rated to transfer data at up to 1.8MB per second, which Lexar claims can result in better performance from digital cameras that support the faster transfer rate.
The new card is available for a suggested retail price of US$374.99.