The World’s Fastest CFexpress Type A Card Made By Lexar Now In Stock & Shipping

The world’s fastest CFexpress Type A card made by Lexar is now first in stock and shipping in most US stores: Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.

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To get a sense of how fast read and write speeds performed at peak individually, the Lexar CFexpress Type A card was run through Blackmagic Disk Speed test, which returned 719 MB/s write speed average and 729.7 MB/s read speed average.
For comparison, in previous tests the Sony TOUGH CFexpress Type A memory card averaged about 651 MB/s write speeds and 731 MB/s read speeds while the ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A card averaged 679 MB/s write speeds and 784 MB/s read speeds. The new Lexar shows faster write speeds but slower read speeds.
In HD Tune, the Sony TOUGH card scored a minimum transfer speed of 431.9 MB/s and a maximum of 559.4 MB/s, for an average of 532.4 MB/s. ProGrade Digital’s card scored a minimum transfer speed of 416 MB/s and a maximum of 548.8 MB/s, for an average of 516 MB/s. Both were tested using their own company’s memory card readers and both are behind Lexar’s sustained read and write performance by a significant margin.

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Lexar 160GB Professional CFexpress Type A Memory Card $399.99 Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama

Key Features

  • 160GB Capacity
  • Max Read Speed: 900 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 800 MB/s
  • Min Write Speed: 700 MB/s
  • VPG-400 Compliant at 400 MB/s
  • Record 8K and 4K Video
  • Record HFR Video up to 120 fps
  • Record Raw Photos and Image Bursts
  • Shock and Vibration Resistant
  • Temperature Proof