Johnfrom PAJohn from PA
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I do hope that the following excerpt from the "About Lexar" statement remains with the new owners...
So cheap Chinese chips in a Lexar case?
fondling the 5D4
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FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18456022
That's not to say that they weren't previously cheap Chinese chips.
Well, they seemed pretty good before so I'm guessing they were higher grade Chinese or maybe even Korean chips.
Their USB card reader has worked great for me.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Joined May 2007
Post edited 10 months ago by eelnoraa.
Previously, Lexar is the retail division of Intel-Micron, which is one of the only four NAND flash manufactures capable of making mass flash production. I believe most of their product's controller is by SMI or Phison as they don't own their internal card controller development. IM decided to sell Lexar (I don't know why). With Lexar acquired by Longsys, the flash will have to come from one of the 4 flash manufacture: IM, Toshiba/WD/Sandisk, Samsung, Hynix. Controller however, we will have to see. Personally, I will stick with flash card that made by manufacture that also product their own flash, such as Samsung, Sandisk/WD, OSC/Toshiba
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