Lexar launches ExpressCard SSD with auto-backup software

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Lexar has introduced its new ExpressCard SSD (sold state drive) with auto-backup software, promising high-performance, lower-cost storage expansion to notebook computers.

The auto-backup software should protect your laptop files and data, offering automatic regular (daily, weekly, or monthly) backup without user intervention after the initial setup. The ExpressCard SSD itself can serve as an additional memory cache, a reserve section of memory that the computer can access faster than if it were accessing data from the hard disk drive.

Farshid Tabrizi, General Manager, USB Products said: “The ExpressCard standard is the ideal form factor for leveraging PC card technology and providing notebook users with a simple, more reliable way to significantly boost system performance. With auto-backup software, the Lexar ExpressCard SSD will be especially appealing for travelling business people, small- and home-office owners, and anyone who wants a secure, hassle-free way to backup important documents and literally add more storage to their laptop. The Lexar ExpressCard SSD also does away with the external cables necessary for external HDDs or the awkwardness of UFDs sticking out of your laptop.”

“We believe ExpressCard technology clearly represents the new generation for plug-in cards and is destined to replace current PC Card technology; in fact, many new laptops are already shipping with dedicated ExpressCard slots, including Dell, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Sony, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.”

The Lexar ExpressCard SSD is shipping in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities. Pricing still to be confirmed.

Lexar website

Dave Walker