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Lexar launches 1066x UHS-I Silver MicroSD series starting at $29 USD

Lexar launches 1066x UHS-I Silver MicroSD series starting at $29 USD (Source: Lexar)
Lexar launches 1066x UHS-I Silver MicroSD series starting at $29 USD (Source: Lexar)
The affordable 1066x cards will offer maximum read and write rates of 160 MB/s and 120 MB/s, respectively, compared to 270 MB/s on Lexar's more expensive 1800x lineup.
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Lexar is introducing a brand new family of MicroSD cards this week called the 1066x series to accompany the existing 300x, 633x, 667x, 1000x, and 1800x series. These are Class 10 UHS-I MicroSD cards with support for U3, V30 and Application Performance Class 2 (A2) standards optimized for cameras, drones, 4K UHD recording, and Android smartphones.

For those unfamiliar, the series name signifies the maximum sequential read rate as a multiple of the transfer rate of a CD spinning at 1x (0.15 MB/s). A Lexar 667x MicroSD card, for example, offers sequential read rates of up to 100 MB/s (667 x 0.15 MB/s) while a new 1066x MicroSD card can offer read rates of up to 160 MB/s (1066 x 0.15 MB/s). The fastest in Lexar's MicroSD lineup at the moment is the 1800x UHS-II series.

The 1066x series is now available online in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities for $29, $34, and $59 USD, respectively. Smaller 32 GB and larger 512 GB options are in the works. The smaller 32 GB version, however, is not expected to support 4K UHD video recording or the A2 standard.

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San Jose, USA, October 28, 2020 – Lexar®, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the Lexar Professional 1066x microSDHC/microSDXC Cards SILVER Series.

Designed for your action cameras, drones, and Android™ smartphones, the Lexar® Professional 1066x microSD™UHS-I Card SILVER Series lets you quickly capture and transfer high-quality photos, including Full-HD and 4K UHD video2 with speeds up to 160MB/s read, and up to 120MB/s write1. The card is U3, V30 and A23,4 rated for high-speed performance. This card gives you the speed and storage you need to capture more adventures on the go.

Capture high-quality images and extended lengths of Full-HD and 4K UHD video with write speeds up to 120MB/s. This card is Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30) giving you the performance you need to shoot faster and longer.

With Application Performance Class 2 (A2) rating3, the Professional 1066x microSD™ UHS-I Card SILVER Series is also great for use with applications on your Android smartphone. Quickly run and store apps directly on the A2 memory card using an Android Adoptable storage enabled device4.

“As action cameras, drones and smartphones become more essential for content creators, it’s our goal at Lexar to continue creating solutions that customers demand in order to create high-quality images and stunning 4K video. And with high-capacity options up to 512GB, users can rest assure they will have sufficient space to capture what they love most,” said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar. 

Lexar® Professional 1066x microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I cards SILVER Series is available this month for purchase online at an MSRP of $19.99 USD (64GB), $34.99 USD (128GB), and $59.99 USD (256GB) with 32GB and 512GB to be announced at a future date.

Availability:

 

            Amazon

            Newegg

            B&H

            Adorama


All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. For more information visit www.lexar.com

 

1Up to 160MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower. Engineered with advanced technology to reach read/write speed beyond UHS-I 104MB/s specification. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary. Read/write speed full performance achieved only when paired with Lexar Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader or Lexar Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader marked with Rev B, or visit the Lexar website or contact Lexar Technical Support to update reader firmware.

24K UHD video: based on 64GB and above only. 

3A2 rating for 64GB and above only. A1 rating for 32GB. Actual performance may vary.

4Requires an Android 6.0 or later with adoptable storage enabled device and microSD slot.

About Lexar

For more than 20 years, Lexar has been a trusted leading global brand of memory solutions. Our award-winning lineup includes memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers, and solid-state drives. With so many options, it’s easy to find the right Lexar solution to fit your needs. All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. Lexar products are available worldwide at major retail and e-tail stores. For more information or support, visit www.lexar.com

 

About Longsys

Longsys – a leader in consumer NAND flash applications, is committed to supporting Lexar in its quest to reach new achievements in high-performance, quality and reliability while maintaining its position as a leading global brand in memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers.

 

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