Lexar supercharges SD & microSD cards as it adopts the SD Express standard

Lexar develops SD Express memory cards
(Image credit: Lexar)

Lexar has announced that is developing memory cards using the new SD Express standard, that will offer significantly faster data transfer speeds. It is working on both SD format and microSD format cards, which are not only the same shape and size as the current SD and microSD cards, but which will also will be backwards compatible.

The new SD Express standard was officially unveiled by the SD Association just over a year ago in May 2020. SD Express makes use of the PCI Express® (PCIe) 4.0 specification delivering a maximum data transfer rate of nearly four gigabytes per second (GB/s). 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.