Lexar has today announced that they’re expanding their memory card range with the new SD Express format. The SD Express 8.0 specification was first announced last May, expanding the initial SD Express 7.0 standard of 2018, promising speeds up to 4GB/sec. Lexar’s cards aren’t going to be quite that fast, though.
According to a press release, Lexar says the new SD Express cards will offer write speeds of up to 410MB/sec and read speeds of up to 824MB/sec. This falls quite shy of 4GB/sec, and slower than most CFexpress cards the market today. Of course, the speeds only matter if hardware actually requires it. And right now, there are no devices that use SD Express.