New Lexar 1000 and 2000 SDHC ll Cards Unreadable?
New Lexar 1000 and 2000 SDHC ll cards unreadable? Yesterday one of our Explorers came to me with a Lexar card issue I had never seen before on any card. Basically, two brand new Lexar cards, one 32GB 1000X and one 64GB 2000X SDHC cards could not be recognized by his Lumix GH4. No matter what we did, the camera would not format or even recognize them as an acceptable card. We shot a video of what we were seeing and you can see it below. Has anyone else seen this issue?
These were brand new, straight-out-of-the-box samples. Very disappointing since I had just bought two of 32GB 2000X SDHC cards for our trip here in South Africa. Mine are working just fine but it’s disheartening to see that there is obviously an issue. My two new Lexar cards were my first in probably the past five years after having issues with SanDisk cards. Was hoping to get away from problems.
Rich got back to the states and called Lexar. Here in his words is how the conversation went. He sent this info to me via email and I asked him if it was ok to add this to the Blog. He agreed.
“Hi Dan, I saw your blog post about Lexar cards. Although I did contact Lexar, they simply wanted their forms filled out, did not seem to want to talk on the phone about it. also, they would not cross ship. I do presume they would have sent me new cards, but I figured amazon would do it so sooner. So I lost the opportunity to hear directly from Lexar about my specific cards, just too tedious.
You guys in Africa?? Also, I thought Fred’s photos and other photos from our group might put the coffin nails in my canon days. Can you get some of us on the short list for the new lumix zoom??
Take care and my best to you and yours,
I feel it’s important to shed light on issues like this so we can all choose a product based on the quality of that product and the support that either does or does not come with it. In this case, very little support was offered on Lexar’s state-of-the-art SDHC ll cards. I’m astonished they had so little interest in getting their hands on these cards ASAP and at any cost. If any others have issues please let us know here on the Blog.
Updated Update 6/5/2016
We never did receive ANY information from Lexar on this issue even after three different emails to their PR Department regarding the post New Lexar 1000 and 2000 SDHC ll cards unreadable. I emailed three different people which included Melissa Jenkins Latham, Andrew Rodger and a firstname.lastname@example.org. The email to email@example.com was returned, the other two were not. Nobody ever did contact me about the issues we were having. Just astonishing that a company in this day and age would not respond to a Blog post that completely discredits their product. So that’s where it stands currently. Would still love to hear from them.