CES 2007: Lexar upgrades Jumpdrives for Windows Vista

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Las Vegas (LV) - Lexar announced that it will have a range of new flash storage devices on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will open its doors on January 8.

The firm's flagship "Jumpdrive" series will receive a new capless model encased in a metal jacket. The Jumpdrive Mercury will get the PowerToGo software and the Secure II and Firefly models will receive up to 8 GB storage capacity. Lexar claims that all "speed-rated" drives will support Windows Vista's flash-based software acceleration feature "ReadyBoost."

Lexar said that it will be introducing SDHC Platinum II memory with higher data transfer ratings and capacities between 256 MB and 2 GB. Also, there will be MiniSD cards (up to 2 GB), MicroSD cards (up to 1 GB) and MMCmobile/MMCmicro cards (up to 512 MB) and memory cards for the Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360 (up to 2 GB).