Lexar is one of the leading names in flash memory and has been favoured by professionals for years due to the manufacturer’s reputation in providing high performance and reliability.
The new Gold series aims to set the Gold standard for flash memory with a range of SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards that offer industry-leading speeds and capacity. This card is in the 1800x range with the next-step-up being the 2000x.
The new 1800x card offers fast transfer speeds; quoted by Lexar as a maximum write speed of 180MB/s and read speeds of 270MB/s. That might not quite be up to the speeds of CFExpress, but for most of the cameras around at the moment, those speeds are more than enough.
Showing the V60 class icon, this card has been developed for use by those image creators pushing the boundaries of today’s cameras’ latest quality and resolution settings, including RAW and 4K video.
However, with the speeds and demands placed on the ultra-thin and compact UHS-II card, will the Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II Card GOLD Series be able to keep up with the pace, or will it become throttled through overheating?