Lexar Media, developers of flash mass storage systems, has introduced a new Mac compatible High Speed Series CompactFlash Type I digital film line the company says is 50 percent faster that its predecessors.
The new line boosts the sustained write speed capability of Lexar Media’s premium-line digital film from an 8X speed rating to 12X, increasing the sustained data write speed to 1.8MB per second. The series “significantly” decreases the time it takes for a high megapixel digital camera to write an image to the card, according to Eric Stang, Lexar president and CEO. Lexar Media currently offers 4X, 12X and 16X speed cards. Using the x-speed convention, files transfer at minimum sustained rates of 600KB, 1.8MB and 2.4MB per second respectively.
The new 12X speed High Speed Series CompactFlash digital film lists at suggested retail ranging from US$50 to $230 in capacities of 64MB, 128MB, 192MB and 256MB. Lexar Media Premium Series CompactFlash cards have built-in USB functionality to enable image file transfer to a Mac or PC via USB port.