Lexar Professional 1000x 64GB SDXC UHS-II/U3 Card (Up to 150MB/s read) w/Image Rescue 5 Software LSD64GCRBNA1000
- High-speed performance-leverages UHS-II technology (U3) for a read transfer speed up to 1000x (150MB/s)
- Captures high-quality images and extended lengths of stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video with a DSLR camera, HD camcorder, or 3D camera
- Large capacity options up to 256GB let you enjoy shooting longer without changing cards
- High-speed file transfer from card to computer to dramatically accelerate workflow and includes downloadable Image Rescue software to recover most photo and select video files
- Backwards compatible with UHS-I devices and backed by expert support and limited lifetime warranty
Lexar Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards let you quickly capture and transfer high-quality photos and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video, with a read transfer speed up to 1000x (150MB/s). The cards leverage UHS-II technology (UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)) for high-speed performance. This dramatically accelerates workflow from start to finish, so you can save time and get back to the business of photography. Cards include downloadable Image Rescue software to recover most photo and select video files, and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
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128GB, Perfect for 4K 30p video,
I informally tested the Lexar by recording four back to back 15 minute 4K recordings and the LX100 got very warm, but there was not a single hiccup. The Lexar card also recorded 100 12MP still shots in the 11fps high speed burst mode before slowing down. The PNY could manage 95 shots before slowing down so it’s not a huge difference for stills, but I wouldn’t want to risk using the PNY for video and having a 4K recording stop unexpectedly. In Windows 7 with an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD and Transcend USB 3.0 card reader, I copied a 6.5GB file to and from the Lexar card and it averaged about 60-65MB/s writing to the card and copying from the card averaged 87-90MB/s. Basically, this Lexar Pro card seems to be rock solid for 4K recording and I will update this review if I have any problems.
On a side note, the LX100 formats card using the exFAT file system which can support a massive max file size of 16EB, yet the file sizes are still limited to 4GB (like with FAT32) and thus continuous recording times are limited to 15 minutes. I understand that in the EU, any camera that can record video for longer than 30 minutes is considered a camcorder and becomes subject to some tax but we’re in America so I hope camera makers get rid of this ridiculous limitation. More random notes, the PNY and the Lexar cards I have are both made in Korea. The Lexar seems to have more contacts than a normal SDXC card (see pic) probably because it is an SDXC II card.
UPDATE (04-06-2015) – I ran some benchmarks using CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64. I hope these line up. I left out the MacBook Pro results as the built in card reader got around 65MB/s tops. I’m thinking these scores are card-reader limited and could be higher.
Windows 7 Ultimate with Transcend USB 3.0 Reader (units in MB/s):
Lexar Pro 1000x 128GB U3:
READ (Seq) WRITE (Seq):90.43, 70.50
READ 512K WRITE 512K: 84.45, 0.75
Transcend 64 GB UHS-3:
READ (Seq) WRITE (Seq): 92.16, 65.36
READ 512K WRITE 512K: 84.77, 18.63
PNY Elite Performance 64GB U1:
READ (Seq) WRITE (Seq): 92.09, 64.86
READ 512K WRITE 512K: 84.24, 26.07
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Good price, good performance. This is now my card of choice for 4K video and fast raw photo shooting,
This Lexar card at the price of under $40 (at this time) is one of, if not the leader in the price/performance arena. The PNY has kept at the best bang for the buck, but the sandisk has started to come down in price as well with its 95mb/sec model. But this lexar with a read speed up to 150mb/sec comes in right between them in price, while edging out the read performance by a margin, and having a write speed that’s better than the PNY, and a bit worse than the sandisk. Let’s break it down:
-Priced smack in the middle, a good overall deal
-150mb/sec read, about 75mb/sec write
-Good for many flavors of 4K video
-Read speed bests nearest competition
-Write speed better than PNY elite, a notch slower than Sandisk 95mb/sec
-Lexar is known as one of the more reliable brands
-To get full speed, you need hardware that actually supports it!
Frequently i see reviews about high speed cards which complain about poor performance, and it’s a safe bet that it’s not the card that’s the problem. There are numerous card readers out there, and a handful of standards (ever heard of usb 3 boost/turbo?), and various other factors which will determine the overall speed.
The main three speed limters: the card reader, the size & number of files, and the destination drive. If you’re transferring a bunch of small files, it will be slower, if your card reader is old/outdated/slower standard, it will be slower, and if the drive your copying to is older/outdated/slower, than the card will max out that drive’s write speed if it’s slower.
Summed up: this card is a good price to performance deal, and handily will take on your photo/video/various tasks.
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