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Micron eyes Sandisk with 128GB Lexar microSD card

One big micro SD and a dual input thumb drive
Fri Sep 05 2014, 17:04
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MICRON HAS ANNOUNCED two storage devices aimed at the mobile market.

The 128GB Lexar High Performance microSDXC UHS-I card rather explains itself in the name. The Class 10 drive comes with a USB 3.0 adapter for fast transfers between devices, and claims 633x transfer speeds, equivalent to 95MB per second.

128GB is enough to capture 15 hours of HD quality video. Lexar becomes the second brand to launch a microSD card at this capacity, following one that Sandisk launched earlier this year.

Also new is the Lexar Jumpdrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 flash drive. Again the explanation is in the name, but we can add that it comes with both USB 3.0 and microUSB connectors for use in computers and Android mobile devices equipped with On-The-Go (OTG) technology.

Lexar is not the first company to release a dual I/O USB drive. Both Sony and Kingston have released similar devices to market, aimed at the explosion in Android devices.

Read speed for the M20 is up to 120MBps with a 3GB file taking around one minute to transfer.

Both devices will be out in October. The microSDXC card will retail at £87.99, while the M20 starts at £25.99 for 16GB, £39.99 for 32GB and £79.99 for 64GB.

Micron has released a number of solid-state disk (SSD) drives this year under the Crucial brand. In June, the MX100 became the first drive from the company to use 16nm NAND flash chips, which according to the company increases efficiency by 89 percent over SSD drives using 20nm chips. µ


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