Lexar are shutting down

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Micron Technology today announced that it is discontinuing its Lexar® retail removable media storage business. The decision was made as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to focus on its increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels.

The Lexar portfolio includes memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers.

Micron is exploring opportunities to sell all or part of the Lexar business.

 

The company will continue to provide support to existing customers through this transition period. Customers should contact their Lexar sales representative to discuss specific requirements.

I’d like to thank our team members and partners for their contributions to the Lexar business. As difficult as this decision is, the company is making this adjustment in its business to ensure it continues to be well-positioned for the future.

HDW : Sadly we have come to rely on Lexar 1000x as the leading manufacturer for use with our GH5s in 4K 50p and was the first card of choice. Long before the new v2 software appears for the 400Mbps upgrade to the GH5 we will lose the ability to purchase the only card on the market suitable to sustain its speeds the Lexar 2000x SDXC speed 10 U3 card. I know most GH5 users have come to rely on their Lexar media and will be a great loss.

What choice do we now have for the GH5 pre 400Mbps…

SANDISK EXTREME PRO SD UHS-II CARD 64G = £125  (Up to 95/90MB/s read/write speed)
Panasonic RP-SDUD64GAK UHS Speed Class 3 64Gb = £65  (Up to speed: Read (MB/s): 95 / Write (MB/s): 90)
DELKIN 128G UHS II V90 = £235 (Read 280MB/s Write 250MB/s)

While the Lexar 128G 2000x is £180 and the 128G 1000x is £90

 

 

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3 comments on this post

  1. I’ve found that sandisk Extreme Pro cards are coping with my DVX200 cameras in 4K 50P mode very well at 150M. This level I would presume is where most people would film at, so most of us should be fine. But at the GH5’s 400M level…. I don’t know if they could cope with that?

  2. Ed Dooley says:

    Do they have these Delkin Device SD cards in the UK? 128GB, SDXII, V90, write at 250MB, read at 280MB. That’s Megabytes, not bits, so with 8 bits to the byte, they should be fine at 400Mbps (bits)

    https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images750x750/1478099178000_1294783.jpg

    Works great, pre-400Mbps, in my GH5, and they should akso work great when 400Mbps comes.

  3. Petter says:

    Toshiba have their Exceria Pro N101 cards which offer speeds at 260 & 240MB/s as well. Although the largest 128GB card have a bit lower write speed.

    http://www.toshiba-memory.com/cms/en/products/sd-cards/exceria/exceria-pro_UHS2.html

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