Lexar boosts its CFexpress Type B range: higher capacities, faster speeds

Lexar CFexpress Type B memory card
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Lexar is updating its CFexpress Type B memory card range to include more capacity options, and increased transfer speeds. The changes affect all three tiers in Lexar's Type B range: Diamond, Gold, and Silver.

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Headlining the revised line-up is a new 512GB entry in the top-end Diamond series. This supplements the existing 128GB and 256GB capacities, all of which are capable of blazing-fast speeds of up to 1900MB/s read and 1700MB/s write. Diamond-series cards also boast a minimum sustained write speed of 1600 MB/s, as well VPG 400 (Video Performance Guarantee) certification, ensuring you can reliably record high resolution RAW, ProRes, and even 8K footage.

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Next up are two new capacities added to the mid-tier Gold series. 1TB and 2TB options are now available, with the rest of the range consisting of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB cards. The two new high-capacity cards are also faster than the rest of the Gold range, with up to 1900MB/s read speed and up to 1500MB/s write. Compare this with the lower capacities which top out at 1750MB/s read.

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Lastly there's the slightly more budget-conscious Silver series. Where previously these cards were significantly slower than the Gold range, with up to 1000MB/s read and 600MB/s write speeds, the refreshed Silver series can now manage up to 1750MB/s read and 1300MB/s write, making them a far more compelling choice than before. Lexar is also adding a 512GB-capacity card to the range, boosting the current 128GB and 256GB line-up.

The new Lexar CFexpress Type B cards are available now, priced at:

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Header Cell - Column 0 128GB256GB512GB1TB2TB
Diamond£255.99£409.99£769.99Row 0 - Cell 4 Row 0 - Cell 5
Silver£129.99£174.99£259.99Row 2 - Cell 4 Row 2 - Cell 5

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.