Toshiba To Launch 64GB SDXC Card

Toshiba announced the launch of the world’s first 64GB SDXC memory card that is capable of operating at the world's fastest data transfer rate for reading and writing to a flash memory card. The new card meets the specifications of the new SD Memory Standard, Ver. 3.00, UHS104. In addition to the new 64GB SDXC memory card, Toshiba also unveiled 32GB and 16GB SDHC cards that are also compliant with the world's fastest data transfer rate.

The SD Memory Card Standard Version 3.00, UHS104 offers a maximum write speed of 35MB per second, and a read speed of 60MB per second. The large storage capacities in combination with the faster data transfer rates are designed for a wide range of consumer electronics applications such as digital still cameras and digital camcorders that require high bandwidth data communication. Thanks to these new cards, DSLRs will be able to shoot longer continuous bursts in the highest quality RAW format. The new cards will also make it possible to download a 2.4GB video in only 70 seconds.

The SDXC card format is the next-generation standard that was defined by the SD Association in January 2009. The standard applies to cards with capacities ranging from 32GB to 2TB. The previous SDHC standard applies only to cards with capacities from 2GB to 32GB.

Mass production for the new 64GB SDXC memory card from Toshiba will start in the Spring of 2010. Mass production for the new 32GB and 16GB SDHC cards will also begin in Spring 2010.