ASUS X55SV Laptop with 4GB DDR667 and Hitachi 500GB 7K500-500 HDD.
The card comes formatted right from the box FAT32; here is the total reported capacity in Windows 7:
To determine the card read speeds, I have used the HD Tune Pro 4.60 utility:
HD Tune File Benchmark 64MB
Summary Graph (Read Performance)
To measure the real life performance, I have used the Total Commander application to copy to the card and from the card the same file and recorded the transfer speeds, when they have stabilized.
Summary Graph (Real-Life)
The Professional 133x card from Lexar comes with a bundled software, named Lexar Image Rescue 4; with it, we can recover photo and video files, secure delete or format the card; the software is sold separately for $33.99:
After the application has been downloaded and installed, it will request the serial number, which can be found in the voucher shipped with the card:
If a card is inserted in our card reader, a screen will show up which will identify the card and will permit to secure erase, format or search for previously deleted files:
The scan operation for deleted files will take a while and the application will show us the thumbnails of the files found that could be recovered:
If we select a photo from the list and then press the Recover button, a new window will appear to show us the recovery progress:
Besides this application, we can benefit from 30-day trials and enjoy exclusive offers up to 30% off, on the following Adobe software:
-Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
-Adobe Photoshop Elements
-Adobe Premiere Elements