Lexar Doubles the Performance of Its Popular 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card

Lexar Media, Inc. has announced that it has doubled the speed rating of its popular Professional 8GB CompactFlash memory card to 90X. The new 8GB card is said to be one of the fastest high-capacity CompactFlash cards available. Lexar's new card is capable of a minimum sustained data write speed of 13.5 MB per second. In addition to increased speed and performance, the new high-speed card will be available in CompactFlash Type I flash memory card format, the most popular format for today's SLR digital cameras.

Like all Lexar professional flash memory cards, the new 8GB CompactFlash includes the full version of Lexar Image Rescue 2.0, the company's award-winning image recovery software, and Paint Shop Pro 9, the image editing and management software program from Corel, and a trial version of Photo Mechanic, the popular image browsing software application by Camera Bits.

Lexar's new Professional 8GB CompactFlash Type I card will be available in April. www.lexar.com