difference silver/black Lexar cf cards?

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Laryl, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Laryl

    Laryl

    380
    May 30, 2005
    Yuma, AZ
    I may just be lost in details, or dense :roll: but I can't find the answer to what is probably an easy question...

    what is the difference between Lexar's cf cards that have the silver label and the ones that are the professional black label?? I've been watching ebay (where descriptions often give good answers but even that hasn't worked) .. looking at 1gb and 2gb cards. Both say they are WA so that's not it.
    tia, laryl
     
  2. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I checked the Lexar site and see several types of CF cards. This is the info on two types, or to go to the site http://www.lexar.com/digfilm/compact_flash.html

    The "Platinum" Lexar Card:
    Features:

    40X High-Speed CompactFlash with Write Acceleration technology
    Ideal for digital cameras with 3 megapixels and above
    100% camera compatibility guaranteed
    Faster camera recycle time so you spend less time waiting between shots
    6.0 MB/sec minimum sustained write capability
    Professional-level durability for shooting in even in harsh conditions

    Performance:

    Sustained write capability (host to flash) 1X=150KB/sec. 40X=6.0MB/sec.
    Start-Up Time (sleep to read/write) < 10 m/sec.

    The "Black" Pofessional
    Features:

    80X Professional CompactFlash with Write Acceleration technology
    Bundled with Image Rescue 2.0 & 30 day Trial of Photo Mechanic 4.3
    Ideal for digital cameras with 5 megapixels and above
    100% camera compatibility guaranteed
    12.0 MB/sec minimum sustained write capability
    Professional-level durability for shooting in harsh conditions
    Advanced Features:

    Image Rescue 2.0 Software Recovers lost or deleted digital photos including JPEG, TIFF and RAW from your memory card or JumpDrive even if you have erased them, reformatted them, or if your memory card or JumpDrive has been corrupted**
    Scans every sector on your memory card or JumpDrive, reports any hardware errors found and repairs any file system errors detected.
    Formats and permanently deletes all files on your memory card or JumpDrive
    Install files located on your JumpDrive Photo, simply connect your JumpDrive to your computer and copy the Image Rescue Folder to your desktop.
    **Image recovery is not 100% guaranteed.

    Performance:

    Sustained write capability (host to flash) 1X=150KB/sec. 40X=6.0MB/sec., 80X=12MB/sec.
    Start-Up Time (sleep to read/write) < 10 m/sec.
     
  3. Laryl

    Laryl

    380
    May 30, 2005
    Yuma, AZ
    thank you for doing my work Ken.. I was on the site and I just couldn't deal with all the details and "find" the answer. putting it here like this I quickly noted the big difference is 40x vs 80x .

    I'm needing extra cards, and don't *have* to have 80x so maybe I'd be ok with either of these if I find a good price on them.

    I do appreciate the time and effort on your part.. everyone here is so helpful.. I'll try to do my own work in the future. :)
     
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