Lexar to Release Firmware Fix for 80x Cards

Tomorrow, Lexar will release a firmware update for its Professional 80x CompactFlash card after the company discovered the card series lost images in four different types of Canon digital cameras, including the EOS-1D Mark II and EOS-1Ds Mark II, Canon's flagship SLRs.

Late last month both companies released information that explained that images were lost within the buffer of Canon EOS-1D/1Ds, and that images failed to save to the Lexar Professional 80x-speed CompactFlash cards.

Tomorrow's firmware release will address four Lexar 80x cards: the 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB.
Lexar has identified specific batches of cards which the firmware will fix. Lexar in their advisory notes that cards with memory of 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB with the edge stamp containing the last four digits of A4B6 or 9171 will be effected by the firmware.

Three days ago Canon released firmware that remedied the problem with the EOS-1D and EOS-1Ds freezing on transfer, which caused a loss of images lost before they could be dumped to a memory card.

Posted: Thu - June 2, 2005 at 11:47 PM