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Lexar Professional 800x CF 32GB CompactFlash Card

Lexar Professional 800x 32GB CF Memory Card Front Lexar Professional 800x 32GB CF Memory Card Back

Introduction

The Lexar Professional 800x CompactFlash card is a high performance card aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. Its advertised speeds are 120MB/s read and 45MB/s write. The card uses the latest UDMA-7 protocol for high speed transfers. It also has a guaranteed 20MB/s minimum continuous write speed for recording high definition video. It is available in 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities.

Performance

In USB 3.0 memory card readers, the Lexar 800x CF surpassed its advertised read speed. It reached a maximum speed of 160.9 MB/s sequential read in the Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader. Write speed in the same card reader was 45.9 MB/s.

Card: Lexar Professional 800x 32GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

Lexar Professional 800x 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1160.94845.924106.53415.7287.8551917.80.700170.810.1642481.40.775189.3
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader158.82745.910142.75815.7448.9422183.00.728177.612.5313059.30.818199.8
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0158.61143.47969.16722.4394.7801166.90.658160.75.3621309.20.712173.8
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader158.39546.075142.23915.6958.5082077.20.695169.611.9022905.70.771188.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9157.96646.033142.19215.6578.5002075.20.695169.611.8812900.50.777189.6
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black153.97645.708142.23915.7008.2032002.60.715174.510.7672628.50.781190.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader153.95345.696141.98015.7098.1841998.00.710173.310.7382621.50.787192.2
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader151.79245.678141.08715.7267.8261910.80.717174.910.5962587.00.792193.4
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3139.55040.93957.63320.1268.9212178.00.709173.112.1512966.70.785191.6

In cameras, the Lexar Professional 800x write speeds measured slightly lower than advertised. In the Canon 7D Mark II memory card comparison it averaged 40.9MB/s actual write speed. In the Nikon D810 it performed at 40MB/s average write speed. In the D800 it only reached 34MB/s average write speed. In comparison, the Lexar Professional 1066x CF card supports write speeds over twice as fast.

Lexar Professional 800x 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 5D Mark IV44.0
Canon 1D X42.5
Canon 7D Mark II40.9
Nikon D81040.4
Canon 5Ds40.4
Nikon D80034.2

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 1D X, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 7D Mark II, Nikon D810, Nikon D800

Lexar Professional series memory cards have a limited lifetime warranty.

The following table contains information about the tested card. Card information including a unique serial number, name (often a model number) and firmware version is encoded in the card. Cards are often engraved or printed with an identifier on the outside, but it is often a batch or lot number and not an individual serial number.

Internal Card Information: Lexar Professional 800x 32GB CF
Serial number41323403230208008107
NameLEXAR ATA FLASH CARD
Firmware20131216
Highest DMA supportedUDMA7
Total capacity32,010,854,400 bytes
External Card Identifiers
Engraved on end of card3230232GBNMAC1814DEF766*

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Lexar Professional 800x card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Lexar Professional 800x CF8$5.12$41.00Check priceCheck price
Lexar Professional 800x CF16$2.15$34.34Check priceCheck price
Lexar Professional 800x CF32$2.02$64.77Check priceCheck price
Lexar Professional 800x CF64$1.26$80.84Check priceCheck price
Lexar Professional 800x CF128$1.55$199.00Check priceCheck price
Lexar Professional 800x CF256$0.64$164.95Check priceCheck price
Lexar Professional 800x CF512$0.71$364.50Check priceCheck price