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SSDs may make out heart skip a beat, but enhanced SD cards aren't half bad, either. Samsung is introducing (and now shipping) a new line of advanced SD and microSD cards that are ideal for digital imaging and mobile devices. The seven new models of SD and microSD cards are now available as part of either the High Speed Series or the Plus Extreme Speed Series, both of which deliver up to 24MB/sec read speeds on cards with a capacity of 4GB or higher. With (up to) 24MB/sec OR (max) read speeds, users can transfer 1GB of images in as little as 42 seconds. In order to ensure their reliability, Samsung... Read more...
Eye-Fi really started something, huh? While SD cards were fine just holding memories and excess files for years, soon that became "not good enough." Eye-Fi added a wireless piece to the puzzle, enabling these cards to wirelessly send photos and such from the camera to the cloud/PC/etc. And now Toshiba's taking it one step further. The company recently announced FlashAir, an SDHC memory card that includes a wireless LAN function. We're told that the company will begin to ship samples of the card in 8GB capacities starting this November, with "volume production" slated for February 2012. It's estimated... Read more...
When you're looking at Secure Digital cards, there's no question that you have loads of options. Tons of choices. Everywhere you look, there's another SD card. But when it comes to high-speed cards, your options get a bit more limited. Delkin's Elite 633 is one of those speedsters, claiming to be the fastest SDHC card on Planet Earth. According to the specifications sheet, it can write at up to 80MBps and read at up to 95MBps. These obviously use the new UHS (Ultra High Speed) bus-interface, and it's fully compatible with all SDHC and SDXC host devices. Of course, that kind of speed will cost you.... Read more...
We're getting closer and closer to living in a world where 1TB memory cards are commonplace. Just a few years ago, having a 1GB flash card in your camera was a big deal. Now, even the simplest of cameras can acquire a 1GB card for just a few dollars. The technology is advancing, and larger capacity cards are growing easier to find, and cheaper to buy. Lexar Media is pushing the envelope even further by this week shipping the industry's first 128GB Professional SDXC card, not to mention a 64GB version for those who either don't need all of that space yet or simple aren't willing to push their budget... Read more...
It's pretty amazing how tiny storage is becoming. 3.5" hard drives just seem enormous sitting beside some of these tiny modules, but that's a good thing. The smaller we can get things, the easier it'll be to become mobile, so no gripes there. SanDisk is a big proponent of small, and that's shown with the introduction of their new iNAND and iNAND Ultra e.MMC devices, which offer up to 64GB of storage in a tiny 12mm x 16mm package. The company's introducing even thinner packages, which measure as thin as 1mm, useful for sliding high-capacity flash modules into phones and tablets. SanDisk reduced... Read more...
Taking aim at serious photography buffs and enthusiasts who "need to shoot like the pros," SanDisk today introduced its new Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card. What is UHS-I, you ask? For those of you not savvy to the newly released SD 3.0 specification, that's the new Ultra High Speed technology, and with it, SanDisk says its card can achieve up to 45MB/s read and write speeds. "SanDisk has a long history of developing fast, highly reliable cards for photography enthusiasts and professionals," said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. "Our new SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC card lets consumers... Read more...
Do you love speed? Do you need a new CompactFlash card? SanDisk has something you should check out, but only if you have loads of spare cash. It's funny, really. New hard drives and other storage mediums are always crazy expensive whenever a new size/capacity emerges, and that's evident again with the introduction of the newest SanDisk CF card. The company's Extreme Pro CF card lineup is growing, with a massive 128GB card being launched this month. That's 128GB on a single CF card, with 100MB/sec transfers, a Power Core controller and a UDMA-7 interface. SanDisk is clearly aiming the new card at... Read more...
Bigger, faster, stronger. It applies to a lot of things, include storage formats. Hardcore power users are always demanding more from their media, and the SD Association understands that they have to keep up for fear of being lapped by CompactFlash, xD or any of the other memory card formats. The association has just introduced a new speed lane for the SD format to follow, but you won't hardly be able to tell. Those looking to spot the new speed will need to look up; there's a new row of pins which will enable faster transfers, but the old row of pins ensures backwards compatibility. The new specification... Read more...
The flash memory game, of all games, is starting to heat up. With HD video recording on the minds of nearly everyone these days, having a card that's fast enough to capture it all is quite important. More and more HD devices are supporting the Secure Digital format, and SDXC in particular. Today, Lexar Media introduced their new professional SDXC memory card solutions -- two cards that are about as highly touted as they come. The first is a 64GB Class 10 SDXC card, while the second is the industry's first 128GB Class 10 card. Both offer minimum guaranteed speeds of 133x (20MB per second), and accelerate... Read more...
Well, this is the pain of progress. We love keeping things the same simply because it's easy. It's easy to acquire things that are compatible, and it's easy to forecast the future. But limits are eventually hit, and we have to innovate to move forward, even in the memory realm. The existing memory card formats that we have today have been in use for a good while, and the CompactFlash Association knows it has to stay one step ahead of the SD Association if they want to maintain a tight grip on pro photographs and the like. Today, the group announced the formation of a new working group to develop... Read more...
Addonics is making it easier to duplicate flash media with its new Universal Flash Media Duplicator. The new Addonics duplicator supports 15 types of popular flash media and does not require a computer or complex software to operate. To duplicate flash cards, users simply insert the flash card to be copied into the "source" slot and any card of equal or greater capacity into the "destination" flash media slot and then press the start button. Depending on the type of media, copies are made at up to 133 MB/sec. Addonics Announces One-Touch Solution for Duplicating All Flash Media SAN JOSE, Calif.--Addonics... Read more...
MicroSDHC cards are tiny. No one needed to tell you that. They're mostly used in cellphones, but recently they have been both sluggish and hard to find. SanDisk has a Class 2 32GB microSDHC, but it's one of the slower options out there. Now, Kingston is offering an alternative. 32GB is still the maximum on the market for microSDHC, but the big advantage to this new card is the Class 4 speed rating. That means that it can provide a 4MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate, which should make your Android phone feel quite a bit faster if accessing material frequently on the card. It's expected to start... Read more...
SDHC UHS-I cards were announced a few months ago, with the UHS-I designation meant to showcase enhanced speeds over traditional Secure Digital cards. These cards are designed for more professional applications, such as broadcast television or recording real-time HD footage. But announcing a specification and announcing a shipping product that takes advantage are two very different things, and now Toshiba is proud to announce that they're shipping the world's fastest SDHC memory card. The biggest news here is that we're talking about SDHC, not SDXC. SDHC is more widely accepted in products (particularly... Read more...
"Fast" never really is "fast enough," is it? In the computer realm, that's almost always true. In the Flash memory market, that's definitely true. Regardless of how quick your interface is, it's always annoying to sit and wait for transfers, particularly large ones, to complete. The SD Association is really making a name for itself lately, and the SD card looks to be slowly making a play for becoming the go-to format, even for professionals. Not long ago, SDXC was announced as the next generation Secure Digital memory card format. For many, having access to up to 2TB on a card with transfer rates... Read more...
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