updated 10:45 am EST, Wed March 17, 2004
New Lexar flash drives
today introduced JumpDrive Photo, a 40X speed-rated, large capacity USB 2.0 flash drive. The drive includes Image Rescue 2.0, the company's image recovery software that recovers deleted images and also permanently deletes data from the card. Designed in a durable plastic housing and rubberized cap to protect against rough use and the elements, JumpDrive Photo will be available in April for $90 (256MB) and $180 (512MB) with 1GB and 2GB versions due later this spring. Lexar also introduced JumpDrive 2.0 Pro 80X, which features a minimum sustained read and write speed capability of 12MB/sec. It is due in April for $90 (256MB), $190 (512MB) and $350 (1GB). Its recently introduced JumpDrive Sport and JumpDrive Elite are now widely available in Europe as well.