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R.I.P. Lexar Memory Cards

If you're a fan of using Lexar memory cards in your cameras, there's some sad news for you today: they're being discontinued. Micron, the parent company of Lexar, is announcing that the entire Lexar removable storage retail business is being shuttered.

Lexar Unveils Super-Sized, Super-Fast 512GB CFast 2.0 Memory Card

If you're looking for the last memory card you'll ever need, Lexar is getting close with their new 512GB Professional 3500x series CFast 2.0 card. Announced earlier today, this card packs a combination of storage and speed that 4K shooters will find very appealing.

Behold: The Crazy Capacity of a 512GB Memory Card

If you don't mind shelling out $880 on a single memory card and putting all your eggs in one basket, you can buy Lexar's 512GB CF card (or SanDisk's 512GB SD card for $600). To give you a better idea of just how massive these capacities are, photographer Jared Polin stuck his 512GB card into his Nikon D4s and documented it in the video above.

Lexar HR1 Reader Hub: Customize Your Setup and Read Multiple Cards at Once

It goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: pro photographers deal with a lot of photos. Each assignment can mean several thousands, all of which need to be imported to the computer for sorting and post processing. A new card reader hub from Lexar, however, promises to make at least the importing part of the process that much faster and more efficient.

Lexar Jumps onto the XQD Bandwagon With a Pair of Cards and a Reader

Back in July, Lexar vice president of products and technology Wes Brewer confirmed that the company was going to jump into the XQD game in Q3. This was good news for the technology, since only one camera was taking them and one company was making them at the time.

Well, the Nikon D4 is still the only DSLR capable of using the cards at the moment, but now Lexar (a couple of quarters late, but here nonetheless) has officially made the leap with its new 1100x pro series cards.

Lexar Unleashes the World’s First 256GB SDXC Memory Card

Lexar has set a new bar in SD memory card capacity with its new 256GB card -- the largest size offered in the SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) format. SDXC has an upper limit of 2TB, compared to the 32GB cap that restricts the SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) format.

The official name of the card is the Lexar Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I. It's geared towards photographers who need to "capture, store, and transfer a large number of high-quality photos" and videographers who need to record massive amounts of HD video.

Lexar Announces Plans to Join the XQD Memory Card Party In Q3 of 2012

Up until now XQD cards have had a bit of a tough time getting off the ground. With only one compatible camera option in the Nikon D4, one manufacturer in Sony, and prices as large as the speeds they offer are impressive, people may have been starting to wonder if the format is here to stay. The answer, it seems, is yes -- due in large part to Lexar's newly announced interest in producing the cards by later this year.