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          Popular FAQs

          What is the difference between an SSD drive and an HDD drive?

          One of the biggest differences between SSD and HDD, is that SSD drives have no moving parts. Since there are no moving parts, SSD drives are significantly faster, quieter, and more resistant to shock and vibration.

          JumpDrive C25i Lexar media manager app FAQs - discontinued

          Getting started Which Lexar products work with the Lexar Media Manager app? Currently, the Lexar Media Manager app works with the Lexar JumpDrive® C25i flash drive. For a listing of products that the Lexar Media Manager works with, check out the compatibility list on To determine if this app is right for your Lexar iOS-compatible product, visit your product’s information page on How do I get the Lexar Media Manager app? You can download the app from the App store®. What is the difference between the Lexar Media Manager app and the Lexar Mobile Manager app? I see both on the App Store. The Lexar Mobile Manager app is an app that is compatible with older Lexar products, and not with more recent Lexar iOS-compatible products. For more information on which app is compatible with your Lexar product, refer to the compatibility chart on the Lexar support page at Is the Lexar Media Manager available for Android? No, the Lexar Media Manager is an app that works with Apple® iOS products. Compatibility Which Apple devices are compatible with the Lexar Media Manager app? The app is compatible with iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad mini 2/3/4, iPad 4, iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro 9.7 inch/12.9 inch, and iPod touch (sixth generation). Which music and video file formats are compatible with the Lexar Media Manager? Files supported: Music—MP3/CAF/AAC/AIF/WAV/AIFF/M4A. Video—AVI/FLV/MP4/MOV/M4V/MKV/MPG/RM/RMVB/WMV/3GP Note: Does not support streaming of DRM-protected content. Contact your content provider for details and restrictions. Will the Lexar Media Manager app work with other manufacturer’s flash drives? No, the Media Manager app will only work with Lexar products. Using the App Home Screen Does the app work the same on a tablet as on an iPhone? The functionality of the app is the same. There may be slight differences in navigation due to the available screen size of the tablet vs. the iPhone format. Phone navigation – Encrypt (or Decrypt), Rename, Get info, Zip, and Zip and Lock are all located under “More.” Tablet navigation—More functions visible On the Home screen, what does the percentage and the “free” refer to under Internal Storage and External Storage? The home screen displays your available storage on your device (phone/tablet) under Internal Storage, and your available storage on your connected Lexar product under External Storage. Why can’t I see all the files on my phone/tablet when I tap on “Internal Storage” on the Home screen. Tapping on Internal Storage on the Home screen provides access to only those files stored in the app’s internal storage, and does not provide access to all files on your device. What does External Storage refer to? External storage is the storage on your connected Lexar iOS-compatible device. Why does External Storage say N/A? External Storage will display N/A until you connect your Lexar iOS-compatible device. I have added files to my external storage device and the storage available display has not changed. How do I get it to refresh? Tap on the refresh icon in the upper right corner of the Home screen to immediately refresh your available storage display. What do the individual icons on the Home screen do? Tapping on “Music,” “Photos,” “Videos,” or “Documents” will display only those file types, whether stored in Internal Storage (within the app), or in External Storage (on your Lexar device). Backup will take you to the backup function, and camera will launch the app’s camera. How do I modify the app’s settings? To access the Settings screen, tap on the settings icon located in the upper right corner of the Home screen. Setting Screen What does turning the support setting to the “ON” position do? Turning on the Support function creates a new email to the Lexar support team from the primary email address linked to your device. It will automatically include your app specifications, making it easy for you to send an email to get answers based on your version of the app. What is required for TouchID to work with my app? This function will only work with devices with TouchID. TouchID must be available and enabled on your device. Do I need to toggle the Auto Backup function to the “ON” position in order to do any backups? The Auto Backup function in the Settings screen will allow automatic backups of photos, contacts, or both, every time your Lexar iOS-compatible product is connected to your device. You can still perform manual backups at any time, regardless of whether the Auto Backup function is turned on or not. Which files will Auto Backup back up to my Lexar iOS-compatible product? This function will back up photos and videos that are stored in your camera roll, and contacts stored on your device. It will not back up any files saved in the app’s Internal Storage. Do the camera setting controls on the Settings screen control my device’s camera? The functions within Camera Settings on the app’s Settings screen control the settings for videos taken with the app camera only. Automatic and Manual Backups When running Auto Backup, will I be given the option to automatically delete the files after update? No, the automatic backup function does not automatically delete files after backup. To do this, select manual backup of photos. When doing a manual backup of photos on my iPhone and selecting “Yes” to the message asking whether I want to delete the photos after backup, why does the space available on my Internal Storage display not show a difference? For safety and in case of accidental deletion, your iOS device keeps a folder in your Photo Album of “Recently Deleted” photos. Your deleted photos will be in this folder for 30 days, at which time they will expire. You can delete them immediately by navigating to the folder and selecting all (or some) of the photos and delete them immediately. Once the photos are removed completely from your device, you will notice the storage space percentage and free under Internal Storage on the Home screen will reflect the updated storage availability. Music Why can’t I move all of my music files to my external storage? Only music files not protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) can be managed with the Lexar Media Manager app. Files that are protected may show up on your music file list in the app, but they will appear greyed out, and you will not be able to select those files. Encryption/Decryption I’ve lost my password for File Lock (Encrypt) and/or App Lock. How do I retrieve it? Your password is unique to you and Lexar does not keep a copy of it, so there is no way to retrieve a copy of it when it is lost. It’s a good idea to choose a password you know you’ll remember, or jot it down somewhere so you can access it if you forget it. Additional Resources I still have questions about the app. Where can I go for help? You can download the full Lexar Media Manager User Guide, view warranty information, and find other support information at

          The Lexar recovery tool FAQ

          1. Supported file formats for recovery

          2.Supported data sources or storage devices for recovery

          Simplified Chinese Windows 7 systems 32 bits and 64 bits Simplified Chinese Windows 10 systems 32 bits and 64 bits Traditional Chinese Windows 10 systems 64 bits English Windows 10 systems 64 bits Korean Windows 10 systems 64 bits Chinese Windows 8.1 systems 32 bits and 64 bits Chinese Windows 8 systems 64 bits Chinese Windows Vista systems 32 bits Does not support Chinese Windows XP systems  

          3.Supported operating systems
          USB flash drives SD cards SSD drives with Trim commands disabled (Since the Trim commands will periodically perform a recycle action to the hard drive, this will cause the lost data to be unrecoverable by the recovery process) HDD Cameras, surveillance cameras, drones, and dashcams   Some products such as cameras, surveillance cameras, drones, and dashcams will process the generated data in ways that have not been publicized, so full recovery by the recovery process cannot be guaranteed. The following is a list of devices that have been tested and passed: 
          4.Supported file systems
          5.Supported situations for recovery
          Accidental deletion Accidental formatting Partition lost File system header corrupted (FAT, $MFT)  
          6.Unsupported situations for recovery
          Full formatting (Low-level formatting actions to the system) Overwritten data and files are not fully recoverable SSD drives with Trim commands enabled Encrypted drives  
          Can my data be fully recovered?
          We cannot guarantee one hundred percent recovery of your data, but in most cases the data can be recovered normally using our software.  
          I have recovered the file, but I am unable to open it?
          When this situation occurs, it could be due to the following reasons: (1)The file has been corrupted After a file has been deleted, it can be corrupted or overwritten by another file. Defragmentation, virus attacks or hacker activity will cause the file to be corrupted. (2)Fragmented files Some large files are stored in separate sectors on the hard drive, since they are too large be allocated to continuous sectors of the storage space. When the data from one or more sectors has been deleted, recovery is very difficult. Even if the initial address is accessible, the address information of the erased data is often lost.  
          How long does data recovery normally take?
          It depends on the size of the storage space and the size of the data. The larger the data, the longer it will take; contrariwise, the smaller the data is, the shorter it will take.  
          Before using the Lexar Recovery Tool software, the success rate of recovering your files greatly depends on how the storage device is used, and whether there were any new written data after the accidental deletion.   Do not continue to work on the storage device with the lost data on it! (1) You should not continue to use the drive which contains the accidentally deleted files. (2) Do not use operations such as copy, cut, or paste on the drive. (3) The more actions that have been done on the drive, the lower the success rate of recovery. (4) If recovery of lost data is needed, please do not defrag the drive or execute any tool that can possibly do further damage to the drive. Otherwise, it could erase the data of the file on the drive that you want to recover.

          Encryptstick lite FAQ - discontinued

          Using the application for the first time 1. Insert the Lexar Flash drive into your PC or Mac; The Lexar – EncryptStick Registration page appears. Encrypt Stick will automatically startup. If it doesn’t, browse to the flash drive and double click encryptstick.exe (for PC) or (for Mac) to get started. 2. Enter your email address for update notifications (optional). 3. Click OK; The password creation screen will appear. 4. Enter a password in the ‘Create your password’ field. The password entered will be used to protect your private files. The strength of your password will be determined by the criteria you select. 5. Enter the same password again in the ‘Confirm your password’ field. If you are unable to click OK, it means that your password does not comply with those criteria settings shown in red. You can either change your password to match the strength criteria (recommended) or uncheck the option (not recommended). Operating within the Program Double Click on the vault icon in the upper pane to open the vault and add folders and files. Creating a New Folder Click on the new Folder(+) icon on the Menu bar and name the new folder. Adding Files to your Vault folders Open the appropriate folder in the vault Click on the add file(s) icon on the menu bar A window pops up showing all the drives and folders on your computer Click on the file you wish to encrypt Click on the “Encrypt” button to add the file to the vault folder Locking your Vault Click on the lock icon to lock your vault; this will return you to the login screen, where you can enter your password for quick re-entry to the program Closing the EncryptStick Program Click on the X button to exit the program completely; this will automatically lock your vault. Ejecting/Unmounting the Drive To ensure the integrity of the data on the flash drive, it is recommended that you use the usual Windows or Mac commands to eject or unmount the drive before removing it from the USB port. Continuing to Use the EncryptStick Lite Application Insert your Lexar drive; Enter your password on the login screen to unlock your vault and run the program. If you are concerned about intruders, for even greater security, enter your password using the Virtual Keyboard.

          How do I use Datavault Lite?

          Please refer to ENC DataVault Lite Quick Start Guide at

          Lexar Professional workflow line of products FAQs

          About the Products What is the Lexar Professional Workflow line? Transfer files from multiple cards at once with the fully customizable Lexar Professional Workflow line of products. The line includes your choice of two four-bay hubs (Thunderbolt™ 2/USB 3.0 or USB 3.0), a selection of card readers (SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II, CompactFlash® UDMA 7, XQD™ 2.0, CFast™ 2.0, and microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II), and a two-port USB 3.0 hub. Its innovative, modular design lets you create a custom setup, while its high-speed performance lets you offload your work, faster. What products are available within the line? Four-bay hubs: Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 (four-bay USB 3.0 reader hub) Lexar Professional Workflow HR2 (four-bay Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 reader hub) Card readers: Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 (SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader) Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 (CompactFlash USB 3.0 reader) Lexar Professional Workflow XR2 (XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 reader) Lexar Professional Workflow CR1 (CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 reader) Lexar Professional Workflow CR2 (CFast 2.0 Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 reader) Lexar Professional Workflow UR2 (three-slot microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-II USB 3.0 reader) USB 3.0 hub: Lexar Professional Workflow UH1 (two-port USB 3.0 hub) What’s included in each product box? Hubs: USB 3.0 hub (Professional Workflow HR1) Hub USB 3.0 cable Power supply Applicable power adapter for your region (check package description), and four covers to protect unused reader bays Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 hub (Professional Workflow HR2) Hub Thunderbolt 2 cable USB 3.0 cable Power supply Power adapters and four covers to protect unused reader bays Readers: USB 3.0 readers (Professional Workflow SR2, CFR1, XR2, CR1, and UR2) Reader USB 3.0 cable Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 reader (Professional Workflow CR2) Reader Thunderbolt cable USB 3.0 cable USB 3.0 hub: Two-port USB 3.0 hub USB 3.0 cable What is the speed advantage of using the hub with readers? Lexar Professional Workflow provides high-speed file transfer at USB 3.0 speeds when using a USB 3.0 port. The throughput is totally dependent on your system specifications, including hard drive write speed, processor speed, memory, and operating system (not to mention the read speed of the cards you’re transferring from). All these variables make it hard to quote an actual performance rating. However, you can expect to see the best performance possible when using a well-equipped computer and a card with fast transfer speeds. Using the Thunderbolt 2 hub, you can expect to see even faster performance. Theoretical limits establish USB 3.0 at 5gbps and Thunderbolt 2 at 20gbps. Therefore, you can generally expect to see up to 4x the performance depending on all the inputs listed above. Performance can greatly vary depending on card speed and the specs of your computer system. Why is it better to include a hub in my setup, rather than using a standalone single-slot reader? The main advantage is that you’ll save time with the ability to transfer data from multiple cards at once (concurrent transfer). With a single-slot reader, you can only transfer content one card at a time (consecutive transfer). With the hub fully populated with your choice of reader or hub modules, you can offload your work, faster. This lets you get to editing, sharing, and eventually back to shooting much sooner. Can I mix and match the reader combination I want? Yes, that’s one of the biggest advantages of using the Lexar Professional Workflow line—the ability to design a custom setup that fits your specific needs. For example, a Nikon D4 shooter may want two CompactFlash (CF) readers and two XQD 2.0 readers, whereas a Canon 5D Mark III shooter may want three CF readers and one SD UHS-II reader. Others may want one or more of the two-port USB 3.0 hubs as part of their workflow setup. Who is this line designed for? This product line was created with professional photographers, videographers, and enthusiasts in mind. It’s an excellent choice for those shooting with multiple cards, or using multiple cameras/video cameras. With the ability of today’s cameras to capture RAW images, high-res photos, 4K video, and beyond, there is a need for faster, higher capacity cards, and quicker transfer of large amounts of data from multiple cards. Now these functions can be done concurrently. And the two-port USB 3.0 module allows you to connect USB flash drives or additional readers, and even charge those devices. Setup and Use Can I use the power adapter that came with my Professional Workflow HR1 with HR2? No, the Professional Workflow HR2 hub requires more power and therefore comes with a larger power supply. Please do not mix the power supplies between the units. Can I use the readers without the hub? Yes, each reader package includes a USB cable so you can use them on their own. This makes them an excellent on-the-go solution. Can I use the reader and two-port USB 3.0 hub modules without the HR1 and HR2 hubs? Yes, each module package includes a USB cable so you can use them on their own. This makes them excellent on-the-go solutions. How does the daisy-chain feature work using the Professional Workflow HR2 hub? To conveniently daisy-chain the hub anywhere in your lineup, you can use both Thunderbolt 2 ports on the back of the hub. Simply connect one Thunderbolt 2 cable from the hub to your computer or other device and then connect the hub to the Thunderbolt 2 cable from the next device, such as a monitor or hard drive. Thunderbolt 2 technology allows for up to six devices to be daisy-chained to one port on your computer. To ensure the best performance, consider placing your hub at the beginning of the chain, closest to your computer. Why do the LEDs on my readers blink? This indicates that the reader is in the process of transferring data from your card to your computer. When your reader’s LED is blinking, do not remove the card or remove the reader from the hub. Are there any recommended reader-specific configurations when using the hubs? Photographers and videographers who are shooting solely with CompactFlash (CF)-based cameras will likely want to purchase four CF readers. Nikon D5 shooters will likely want two CF and two XQD 2.0 readers (assuming they are using both slots in their camera). Canon DSLR users will likely want a combination of CF and SD UHS-II readers (since some Canon cameras tend to use either of both form factors). Many photographers use CF-based cameras for their primary camera and a point-and-shoot camera for general use or scouting. These shooters may also want a combination of CF and SD readers in their hub. Why is a USB type B connector used? This connector is durable and provides for solid, smooth insertion and removal of the readers in and out of the hub. Troubleshooting Does the Professional Workflow HR1 or HR2 hub need to be plugged into AC power to work? Yes, in order for either hub to work correctly, it must be plugged in. There is not enough power supplied from the USB port on a computer to power this device. Why am I getting a series of ‘Drive removed incorrectly’ messages after my Mac wakes from hibernation? Occasionally, the hub may not be recognized after waking. If this happens, please unplug your HR1 or HR2 hub from your Mac and plug it back in. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you may need to restart your computer. You don’t provide a power adapter that complies with my country’s regulatory guidelines. How can I use the Professional Workflow HR1 or HR2 hub? We’ve worked diligently to provide as many region-specific adapters as possible, but we’re unable to meet the need in every country. If you are in one of these regions, you can purchase a travel converter that meets your country’s international power adapter needs to use with the power supply provided with your Professional Workflow Reader HR1 or HR2 hub. Please ensure that the adapter you purchase meets the requirements of your country’s power adapter guidelines. Why do I get an error message on my computer saying that I do not have enough power to transfer files when using one of the Lexar Professional Workflow hubs? This error occurs when the power cord is not connected to the Professional Workflow HR1 or HR2 hub, or the power supply is not connected to a wall outlet or a power source. Properly connect the hub to resolve the error. Compatibility and Support What card formats do the Professional Workflow readers support? Currently, the product line includes readers that support SD UHS-I and UHS-II, CompactFlash UDMA 7, CFast or CFast 2.0 (Thunderbolt or USB 3.0), XQD 2.0, and microSD UHS-I and UHS-II formats. And for versatility, the CFast 2.0 reader is backwards compatible with the 1.0 format (at 1.0 speeds). As technology evolves and we launch new card formats, we’ll also create new readers for this product line. This ability to purchase new reader formats helps to future-proof your workflow setup and save you money. Will my first-generation XQD card work in the Professional Workflow XR2 (XQD 2.0) reader? No. The XQD 2.0 reader is not backwards-compatible with XQD 1.0 format cards. XQD 2.0 memory cards can be identified by a boxed USB logo on the card label. Can I use the Professional Workflow SR2 (SD UHS-II) reader with my SD UHS-I memory cards? Yes, the reader is fully backwards-compatible with SD UHS-I cards (at UHS-I speeds), so you can use both SD UHS-I and UHS-II cards with the reader. Can I transfer data from three microSD cards at the same time using my Professional Workflow UR2 reader? Yes, if you plug a reader directly into a computer with the included USB 3.0 cable you can transfer data from each card concurrently. This is also possible using the Professional Workflow HR2 (high-speed Thunderbolt 2) or HR1 (USB 3.0) hub. NOTE: First-generation Professional Workflow HR1 hubs (Rev A) only support up to two Professional Workflow UR2 readers at once. To find the Professional Workflow HR1 model you’re using (Rev A or Rev B), check the label on the bottom of the product. How many Professional Workflow UR2 (three-slot microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I) readers can I use with the HR1 and HR2 (four-bay) hubs? All Professional Workflow HR2 hubs leverage a high-speed Thunderbolt 2 interface, and accommodate up to four Professional Workflow UR2 three-slot readers, filling the hub and providing fast file transfer from 12 cards at once. The latest generation of HR1 USB 3.0 hubs (Rev B) are also capable of transferring files concurrently from up to four UR2 readers. NOTE: First-generation Professional Workflow HR1 hubs (Rev A) only support up to two Professional Workflow UR2 readers at once. To find the Professional Workflow HR1 model you’re using (Rev A or Rev B), check the label on the bottom of the product. What computer operating systems are compatible with the Lexar Professional Workflow line of products? Professional Workflow HR2 and CR2: USB 2.0/3.0 port: Mac OS X 10.6.8+ Thunderbolt 2 port: 10.8.5+ USB 2.0/3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 port: Windows 8/7 Thunderbolt 2 port USB 2.0/3.0 port Card readers: Mac OS® 10.6+ Windows® 8/7 USB 3.0 interface (backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at slower speeds) Two-port USB 3.0 hub: USB 3.0 interface (backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at slower speeds) Do I need a driver for my Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 reader or Thunderbolt 2 hub? Yes, Windows users should visit to download the Thunderbolt 2 driver needed to ensure Windows PC compatibility. Will the aftermarket USB 3.0 port card that I installed in my Mac Pro® work with Professional Workflow line products? Yes, on most third-party USB 3.0 cards, it does. However, since this is an aftermarket product, the performance could potentially be slower than true USB 3.0 speeds. Does the Professional Workflow line work with Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® software? Yes. However, the software only supports consecutive downloads, not concurrent downloads. So downloads may take longer to complete. Does the Professional Workflow line work with Photo Mechanic™ software (Mac® and Windows)? Yes, and since Photo Mechanic supports concurrent downloading, download speeds are exceptionally fast Is my Lexar Portable SSD compatible with the Professional Workflow HR1 or HR2 hub? Yes. The Portable SSD will fit in either hub and complements the existing offerings in the Workflow line.

          General frequently asked questions

          Why is memory important to digital cameras? As picture quality and resolutions on digital cameras have improved, the need to save and store larger photo and video files has increased. Earlier versions of digital cameras often featured built-in, non-expandable memory for storing pictures and video. Memory capacity of these cameras could be reached quickly, forcing users to download pictures constantly to their computers or erase pictures before taking another photograph. This is very inconvenient for users who want to use their cameras without having a computer nearby. Today’s leading digital camera manufacturers typically feature removable digital film cards for capturing, storing, and swapping images. Popular removable memory solutions include SD, microSD, CompactFlash, and CFast. Typically, camera manufacturers include a minimum-capacity card with the camera, just enough memory to provide a good out-of-the-box experience for the user. As the capacity of that card is reached, either the user must download the photos to a computer, erase pictures, or replace the card to continue taking pictures. That’s why for many typical picture-taking situations like vacations, weddings, or sporting events, the digital photographer needs more digital film. What are the popular types of digital film today? Digital film uses non-volatile flash memory, meaning it does not require power to store the pictures taken. Flash memory technology is ideal for applications that require portability and ruggedness. There are three main types of flash memory used for digital cameras today: SD, microSD, CompactFlash, and CFast formats. Secure Digital (SD): The size of a postage stamp, SD cards are compact and flexible for use in multiple consumer electronic devices. Its ability to deliver high performance allows consumers to quickly capture photo and video files in a reliable and easy-to-use format. microSD: The smallest memory card that can be bought, which is about a quarter of the size of a normal-sized SD card. microSD cards are used in mobile phones, tablets, action cameras, drones and other mobile devices. CompactFlash: A small form factor (about the size of a matchbook) that combines non-volatile storage, high-capacity options and industry-standard compatibility, which is absolutely essential for digital cameras and handheld computing devices. Because they are designed to the guidelines set by the CompactFlash Association, a base-level assurance of compatibility has been set between all-certified CompactFlash cards and any CompactFlash-compliant device. CFast: The latest evolution of card format from the CompactFlash Association and provides a higher maximum transfer rate than CompactFlash® cards. CFast cards are similar in size to CompactFlash cards, but do not have any pins which can bend in the connector. The format was primarily designed to support the capabilities of next-generation of camcorders and DSLR cameras. What is the CompactFlash Association? The CompactFlash Association (CFA) was established in 1995, as a non-profit, mutually beneficial industry association. The CFA’s premise is that CompactFlash technology will result in the intro-duction of a new class of advanced, small, lightweight, low-powered mobile products that will significantly increase the productivity and enhance the lifestyle of millions of people. CompactFlash provides the capability to easily transfer all types of digital information and software between a large variety of digital systems. The goals of the CFA are to promote and encourage the worldwide adoption of CompactFlash technology as an open-industry standard. Information on the CompactFlash Association can be found at Is performance important when talking about digital film? As digital camera applications, camera resolutions, and picture and video file sizes continue to grow, the ability to both WRITE and READ large files have become critical performance requirement. Improved WRITE performance can significantly reduce the waiting time before another photograph can be taken (“image storage time”). Improved READ performance can significantly reduce the waiting time for photo and video files to be transferred to your computer–saving time and improving digital photography “workflow.” Lexar SD, CompactFlash and CFast cards significantly reduce file transfer time to your computer AND the time a picture file can be written to the card. While actual performance will vary between camera models, Lexar offers high-speed performance so you never miss the memories you want to save: a baby’s smile, a wedding kiss, or any other precious moment. What does 633x, 667x, 1000x, 1066x, 1667x, 1800x, 2000x and 3500x (1x=150KB/s) performance mean? Because digital film performance is so important in capturing the right picture at the right moment, Lexar has implemented an easy-to-understand system to indicate the speed at which the card is capable of storing data. The system is adopted from the CD-ROM industry, in which the performance of CD-ROM drives are rated in “x” increments, where 1x is equal to a sustained write speed capability of 150 kilobytes per second (KB/s). Lexar will continue to introduce faster products with greater “x” ratings, giving consumers an easy way to recognize the latest in high-performance digital photography. 633x = Up to 95MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower 667x = Up to 100MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower 1066x = Up to 160MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower 1667x = Up to 250MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower 1800x = Up to 270MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower 2000x = Up to 300MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower 3500x = Up to 525MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower How to format a flash-based storage device in windows? How to format a flash-based storage device (JumpDrive/memory cards) in Windows: To format a Lexar device in Windows, connect it via USB or a compatible reader and follow these steps (note that this process will remove all data from your device): 1.Access Windows Explorer by holding the Windows key and pressing the letter ‘E’, or search for and run ‘This PC’ in Windows 10 (Computer in Windows 8 and earlier), and right-click on the drive letter corresponding to the flash device. 2.From the menu select ‘Format’ 3.You can leave the settings as-is or select specific values if you need to for specific device and program compatibility. 4.Click ‘Start’. 5.You will receive a message when formatting is complete. How to format a flash-based storage device in OS X? How to format a flash-based storage device (JumpDrive/memory cards) in OS X (note that this process will remove all data from your device): To format a Lexar device in OS X, connect it via USB or a compatible reader and follow these steps: 1.Select the “Finder” 2.Select “Applications” 3.Select “Utilities” 4.Select “Disk Utilities” 5.Select the Lexar device from the list of drives on the left 6.Select “Erase” 7.You will typically keep the settings on MS DOS (FAT) or ExFAT and select a name for the device, but make any changes needed here for specific software/device compatibility 8.Select “Erase” at the bottom 9.On the confirmation pop up, select “Erase” again How to copy files to or from your storage device in windows? 1.Access Windows Explorer by holding the Windows key and pressing the letter ‘E’, or search for and run ‘This PC’ in Windows 10 (Computer in Windows 8 and earlier) 2.Navigate to the folder containing the data you wish to copy (for example, your Lexar storage device, or a documents folder on your PC) 3.Left-click on a file or folder you wish to copy. If copying multiple files, you can hold ‘Ctrl’ and click multiple files, or click-and-drag an outline around a group of files. 4.Right-click the selected file, and select Copy. 5.Navigate to the location you wish to copy a file to, such as another storage device or different folder. 6.Right-click in this location and select Paste. How to copy files to or from your storage device in OS X? 1.Access Finder by selecting it from the Dock on the OS X desktop. 2.Navigate to the folder containing the data you wish to copy (for example, your Lexar storage device, or a documents folder on your system) 3.Click on a file or folder you wish to copy. If copying multiple files, you can hold ‘Command’ and click multiple files, or click-and-drag an outline around a group of files. 4.Hold ‘Command’ and press ‘C’ to copy the files to your clipboard. 5.Navigate to the location you wish to copy a file to, such as another storage device or different folder. 6.Hold ‘Command’ and press ‘V’ to paste the files from your clipboard to the new location. Device not working in windows If a storage device is malfunctioning regardless of what hardware or interfaces it is connected to, most common issues are caused by improperly removing the storage device from your computer or its card reader, corruption, an improper drive letter assignment, or a driver error. With the device connected, right-click the bottom-left corner (or Start button) on the desktop to open a Quick Access Menu, and then choose Device Management. In Windows 7 and earlier, open your start menu and search for Device Manager, then select it. – Click on the + sign next to Disk Drives, Other devices, and Universal Serial Bus controllers – Check if the Lexar storage device is listed in any of those places – If the device is listed, check whether there is a yellow exclamatory mark (!) or a question mark (?) next to it. – If there is yellow exclamatory mark (!) or a question mark (?) next to the device, right-click on it and select remove/uninstall. Unplug the device and reconnect it the computer should detect it automatically, if it has appropriate drivers If there is no yellow (?) or (!) mark on the Lexar storage device then you need to confirm/change the drive letter for the memory card/JumpDrive. You must have administrator privileges for your local computer in order to change drive letters under Windows. Right-click the bottom-left corner (or Start button) on the desktop to open Quick Access Menu, and then choose Disk Management. In Windows 10 and earlier, open your start menu and search for “Create and format Hard Disk Partitions.” – At this point it will appear your screen is divided into two separate areas. Please maximize the screen and focus on the bottom portion. You will see a listing that says something similar to the following. “Disk 0, Healthy, Primary, Active Partition.” – this will be your Hard Drive. You will also see any other drives you may have listed here, such as Recovery Drives, any External Hard Drives and your CD/DVD Drives. – Please check for any other Disk Numbers. For example, your memory card or Jumpdrive may show up as Disk 1, Removable. It will also list a capacity close to your memory card, for example a 4GB memory card should show around 3.7GB. – If the device is still not listed or it states “No Media”, the device’s controller or its connection to your system is malfunctioning. Try the storage device in another system or port, but if that does not help please contact us for further support. If it shows as unallocated, your partition has been damaged, and needs to be reformatted to continue using the device. – If neither of the above applies, right-click on the device and select “Change Drive letter and Paths” then click on “Change” and assign drive letter Z and then click on “Ok,”“Yes,” then “Ok.” If none of the above resolves your malfunction, please contact us for additional support. Device not working in OS X If the Lexar device is not working normally in the Mac OS, regardless of what hardware or interface you are connecting it through, please try the following steps: 1.Click on the File menu then on “System preferences” 2.Ensure that the hard drive, removable drive and optical bay are present 3.Click on the Apple icon, then on the hard drive in “System Profiler” 4.Click on Utilities and Disk Utility 5.Check if the device is visible in Disk Utility 6.Highlight the Jumpdrive/card and select “Erase” (note that this process will remove all data from your device) 7.In “Volume” select “DOS format” then “Erase”. You will then be able to see the device, unnamed, on the desktop. What are the file systems FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and extended journaled? FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS, and Extended Journaled are some of the most common examples of file systems, which are methods by which data is arranged on a storage device. Very simply, the differences are as follows: FAT32 – 4GB (gigabyte) maximum file size and maximum storage device size can be as low as 2TB (terabytes). Compatible with both Mac and Windows. Typically used for legacy Operating Systems and older devices. ExFAT – A newer iteration of FAT32, requiring newer devices and operating systems, but effectively removing the file size limits and device size limits (ExFAT supports hundreds or thousands of terabytes). NTFS – Windows-specific, though has limited support in OS X. Typically used on a fixed hard drive, rather than removable storage. Like ExFAT, has less restrictive file size limitations, but due to its status as a primarily Windows-based file system, NTFS can conflict with non-PC hardware. Extended Journaled – Mostly Apple-specific when dealing with consumer products, and has limited support outside OS X/iOS platforms. Typically used as an Apple OS drive, with removable storage being formatted as FAT32/ExFAT instead. For best compatibility and interoperability of your Lexar storage product across multiple devices (especially non-PC devices, such as media readers built into TVs, Blu-Ray players, DVRs, etc.), we recommend formatting your device as ExFAT or FAT32. Specific hardware may require other file systems, however, including ones not listed here. For more information on a given device’s needs, please see your device’s documentation or manufacturer support for more details. What is the warranty of Lexar products? Lexar offers different warranty period for each product. Please refer to our Warranty Policy for details at

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          JumpDrive® FAQs

          Why doesn’t the Lexar USB flash drive support files that are 4GB or larger? To transfer files larger than 4GB, the USB flash drive must have an NTFS or exFAT file system. The default file system for the USB flash drive is FAT32, which cannot handle single files larger than 4GB (more precisely, one byte smaller than 4GB). Please follow the steps below to format the USB flash drive using the NTFS file system: Warning: all data on the USB flash drive will be lost! Before continuing, please backup the data on the USB flash drive. 1. Open “My Computer” (“Computer” for Vista and 7). Right click on the Lexar USB flash drive and select “Format”. 2. Select NTFS or exFAT from the file system drop-down list. 3. Select “Quick Format” as the format option and click “Start”. Note: If NTFS is not available, close the “Format” window and follow steps 4-9. 4. Right click on “My Computer” (“Computer” in Vista) and select “Properties”. 5. Select the “Hardware” tab and click “Device Manager”. 6. Expand the disk drives and right click on the Lexar USB flash drive. Select “Properties”. 7. Click the “Policies” tab and select “Optimize for performance”. 8. Click “OK”. 9. Repeat steps 1-3. Please note that MacOS 10.6.5 supports full read and write access to exFAT formatted drives. MacOS still only has read-only access to NTFS-formatted drives. Some devices (MP3 players, digital photo frames, etc.) cannot read NTFS or exFAT file systems. Moreover, Windows XP and Vista must be updated to access exFAT. Can I use the Lexar USB flash drive as a bootable USB device? Although booting from the USB flash drive is possible, this is not a feature supported by Lexar. The USB flash drive is designed to be used as a storage device. Does the Lexar USB flash drive have write protection? The Lexar USB flash drive does not offer write protection. If you experience write protection messages when using the USB flash drive, please check the following: 1.Confirm that you are allowed to write to the removable storage device. There may be security settings in the operating system that disable write access to removable storage devices. 2.Confirm if you have used third-party software to enable write protection on your USB drive. If none of the above is true, then the USB flash drive may be faulty. Please contact our technical support for further assistance. Is USB3.0 the same as USB3.1? USB3.1 is a specification developed by the USB-IF. USB3.1 includes USB3.1 Gen1 and USB3.1 Gen2: USB3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed): The highest theoretical transfer speed is 5 Gb/s (equivalent to USB3.0). USB3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed+): The highest theoretical transfer speed is 10 Gb/s. The actual speed is based on product specifications. The USB flash drive is not recognized by the computer. What should I do? Please check if the USB port on your computer is functioning normally and whether the flash drive driver is mounted. If the port function and driver are normal and the USB flash drive still cannot be recognized, please contact our technical support. Some USB flash drives with metal casing are hot after hours of use. Is this normal? Heating up is normal for USB flash drives. Temperature may vary between metal casing and plastic casing due to the metal casing absorbing more heat. What are the transfer rates of USB1.0, USB1.1, USB2.0, USB3.0, and USB3.1? Theoretically, USB 1.0 can transfer up to 1.5 Mb/s* USB 1.1 can transfer up to 12 Mb/s* USB 2.0 can transfer up to 480 Mb/s* USB 3.0 and 3.1 (Gen 1) can transfer up to 5 Gb/s* USB 3.1 (Gen 2) can transfer up to 10 Gb/s* *Actual performance may vary based on different products. What is a USB Type-C connector? USB Type-C, also known as USB-C, is a universal serial bus (USB) connector. The biggest feature in appearance is that both ends are completely identical. Compared with the Micro-USB, this means that users do not have to find the correct orientation as both ends can be inserted. USB Type-C supports OTG, that is, in the absence of a host (such as a personal computer), data can be directly transferred between portable devices. It can support up to USB 3.1 specifications and is backward compatible. What is a Micro USB connector? It’s a substitute for the Mini-USB on many smart phones and tablets, is half the height of the Mini-USB plug, and nearly as wide. Micro-USB supports OTG, that is, in the absence of a host (such as a personal computer), data can be directly transferred between portable devices. It is compatible with USB1.1 and USB 2.0 specifications. What is the correct way to use the USB flash drive? Please insert the USB flash drive into the corresponding USB port of the computer; the folder window or the USB icon will pop-up automatically. To stop using the USB flash drive, please use “Safely Remove Hardware” and choose to eject the USB flash drive, then remove the USB flash drive from the computer. How can I protect the data on my USB flash drive? When you’re done with using the USB device, perform the “Safely Remove Hardware” action before removing the USB device. If the data is important, please develop a habit of making backups on other storage devices. Is there a difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 in storing data? The theoretical data transmission speed of USB2.0 is slower than that of USB 3.1, but the function of storing data is no different. Please note that the USB 3.1 standard USB drive or port is backward compatible with the USB2.0 interface. The computer only has a USB 2.0 port. Can I use a USB 3.0 USB flash drive? USB3.0 is backward compatible with USB2.0, so reading and writing data will not be affected. However, the use of a USB3.0 USB drive in a USB2.0 port will limit the transmission speed. How do I check the capacity of my USB flash drive? Please go to “My Computer”, right click on the USB flash drive icon and click “Properties” to display the capacity of the flash drive device. You can also confirm the capacity of the USB flash drive through “Disk Management” in “Computer Management”. (The function names may be different for different computer systems.) How does the USB flash drive store data? The USB flash drive uses NAND Flash as a component for storing data. The NAND Flash stores data by means of charging and discharging (writing/erasing). This type of storage device has the advantages of lighter weight, smaller size, lower power consumption, shock resistance, and better performance than traditional hard disks. How do I change the name of the USB flash drive? Right click on the USB drive icon and select “Rename” to change the name of the USB flash drive, or change the name in the “Disk Volume” field by formatting. To avoid losing any data, please back up your drive before formatting. What happens when I accidentally unplug my USB drive during the process of transferring data? Please avoid unplugging the USB flash drive during data transfer. This action might cause data lost during the transfer process, and may even cause the USB flash drive to function abnormally. When you’re done using the USB flash drive, please go to “Safely Remove Hardware” first and then remove the USB flash drive from the port.

          Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 reader

          Does the Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader support SDXC cards? Yes, but before inserting the SDXC card into the reader, please make sure the operating system of your computer is compatible with SDXC cards and supports the exFAT file format.

          The chart below will help determine if the operating system of your computer supports the exFAT file format. Note: Lexar recommends the use of the SD Formatter tool to correctly format SDXC cards (as opposed to the native OS formatting tools). Click here to install the SD 5.0.1 formatter. Do I have to install a driver before using the Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader? No, the reader has a convenient plug-and-play design and does not require a driver. If you have difficulty using the reader, please visit here for technical support information. What should I do if my computer can’t detect the Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader? Verify that the USB cable is properly connected into the USB port, and insert a card into the reader to see if the light flashes. If the LED does not flash, your computer may not be detecting the reader. Please visit here for technical support information. I’m connected to a network drive and use Windows® XP operating system. Why can’t my system detect all five reader card slots when I click on MY COMPUTER? If you are using a network drive and Windows XP operating system, your computer may not be able to detect all of the slots. In order to show all reader slots, you must change the drive letter of your card slots. Please follow instructions below to change the drive letter: On your desktop screen, right click on MY COMPUTER and select MANAGE Select DISK MANAGEMENT from the menu located on the left hand side of your screen Locate and select your REMOVABLE DRIVE (reader slot), then right click Select CHANGE DRIVE LETTER AND PATH and select CHANGE On the right side, you will see a drop-down menu with a letter. Click on the drop-down arrow, select a new letter for your REMOVABLE DRIVE (reader slot), and click OK Does the Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader work with Windows 7 operating system? Yes, the reader is compatible with laptops running Windows XP, Windows Vista®, and Windows 7 operating systems. Does the Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader work with Mac OS® X operating system? Yes, the reader is compatible with Mac® systems running Mac OS 10.4 operating system and later. Is the Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader compatible with USB 2.0? Yes, the reader is backwards compatible with computers that have a USB 2.0 port. What card formats does the Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader support? The reader supports 25 popular memory card formats: CompactFlash® Type I and Type II, SD™, SDHC™, SDXC™, miniSD™, miniSDHC™, MMC™, MMCplus™, RS-MMC™, microSD™, microSDHC™, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick (with MagicGate™), Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate), Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark 2, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo “HX”, Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™), xD-Picture Card™, xD-Picture Card Type-M, xD-Picture Card Type-M+, and xD-Picture Card Type-H.