Lexar Delivers Big Gigs
So, if you have a spare two-and-a-half grand to spend on a memory card, Lexar will happily sell you one of its new 512 GB capacity CFast devices. Yes, 512
gigabytes. That’s an awful lot of storage space, but with 4K video now well-andtruly here and 8K on the horizon, it’s probably going to look merely adequate in years to come. Likewise with 100 MP still cameras, of which there will surely be more down the track. In fact, Lexar says that when shooting at 200 fps (i.e. for slow-motion sequences) on a highend, production-level video camera, it’s easy to fill up an entire 256 GB card in just 17 minutes.
The new Lexar Professional 3500x series 512 GB CFast 2.0 memory card has a claimed maximum read speed of up to 525 MB/second and a write speed of up to 445 MB/second. Although physically similar, CFast cards are incompatible with standard CompactFlash types, and are currently used in the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, Hasselblad H6D 100c and quite a number of pro-level video cameras and recording devices.
The Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 card line is also available in 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB capacities. The new 512 GB card is priced at $2550.