Lexar Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card DIAMOND Series

Congrats to the Lexar Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card DIAMOND Series. This media card is taking home our prize for Best Storage of CES 2024.

It might sound odd to get excited about recording media, but his new card from Lexar deserves some hype. Thanks to the latest PCIe Gen 4 technology, this DIAMOND Series CFexpress card boasts read speeds up to 3,600 megabytes per second along with write speeds up to 3,300 MB/s. While those are peak read and write speeds, Lexar also promised sustained write speeds of up to 3,200 MB/s.

Why speed matters

These transfer speeds are more than adequate for editing footage directly from the media card. That means you can both record and edit professional-quality video using the same Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card DIAMOND Series — no need to transfer footage from one drive to another before you can start editing.

Of course, these speeds are based on Lexar’s internal testing. Like with any storage solution, actual speeds will depend on the host device.

Core features: Lexar Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card DIAMOND Series

  • Up to 3600MB/s read
  • Up to 3300MB/s write
  • Sustained write speed of 3200MB/s
  • PCIe Gen 4 performance
  • Supports VPG400 video class

Also introduced

This week at CES 2024, Lexar is also showing off the new Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type A Card GOLD Series, as well as the Professional GOLD microSD UHS-II Card. Also new this week is the Professional NM1090 M.2 PCIe Gen 5 NVMe SSD with Heatsink, targeting gamers, and the NM800 PRO M.2 2280 NVMe SSD with capacities up to 8TB. And for handheld consoles and mobile gaming computers, Lexar now offers the PLAY M.2 2230 PCIe 4.0 SSD.

Portable storage options on show this week include the ARMOR 700 and SL500. The ARMOR offers a rugged water- and dustproof design, while the SL500 provides a sleek and widely-compatible storage solution.

Pricing and availability

The Lexar Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card DIAMOND Series is not yet available. Head to lexar.com for more details.

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