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The humble SD card has evolved in a number of ways since its introduction two decades ago. While early SD cards could hardly store more photos than a roll of film, modern cards may offer the capacity to contain hours of high-quality HD video. SD cards have also become commonly used as boot drives for lightweight operating systems, powering everything from Raspberry Pi's to server hypervisors. SD Cards, and MicroSD cards in particular, can also be useful for expanding the storage of cell phones and even laptops. Samsung introduced its blazing fast EVO Plus UHS-I MicroSD cards last year, featuring capacities from 64GB to 256GB and write speeds approaching 90 megabytes per second. We were impressed... Read more...
Memory cards for digital cameras and other devices are about to get a whole lot faster and more capacious at the same time. At the 2018 Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWC Shang) that runs from today through June 29, the SD Association announced a new SD memory card standard called SD Express. The new standard taps into the PCIe bus with an NVMe interface to bring a maximum data transfer rate of 985 megabytes per second (MB/s). It also raises the capacity ceiling from 2TB with SDXC to 128TB with the new SD Ultra Capacity (SDUC) card format. "SD Express’ use of popular PCIe and NVMe interfaces to deliver faster transfer speeds is a savvy choice since both protocols are widely used in the... Read more...
Come springtime, Sony will release what it claims are the fastest SD cards on the market. It's new SF-G series will come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB flavors, with blazing fast write speeds of up to 299 megabytes per second along with slightly faster read speeds of up to 300 megabytes per second. What's more, Sony says the cards are equipped with a special algorithm that prevents a decrease in data write performance. Having faster write speeds allows for longer continuous shooting of high resolution images and 4K video recording using cameras that support UHS-II. Speedy write performance also contributes to a shorter buffer clearing time so nothing gets missed during those rapid fire photo shoots.... Read more...
With cameras routinely supporting Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) video recording and 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) trying to fast-track its way into the mainstream, photo and video buffs are in need of higher capacity storage cards. Lo and behold, SanDisk is ready to answer the call with its new 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I memory card, which it claims is the world's highest capacity SD card on the planet. "As an industry leader, SanDisk continues to push the boundaries of technology to provide customers with the innovative, reliable, high-performance solutions they have come to expect from us," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. "4K Ultra HD is an example of a technology that... Read more...
Toshiba this week announced the launch of new microSDHC memory cards based on SeeQVault technology, a mobile DRM standard licensed by NSM Initiatives LLC and backed by Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony. The technology applies bidirectional authentication with a unique identifier and public key infrastructure, and can be integrated into flash memory cards along with the devices that run them. "SeeQVault technology gives consumers access to the latest digital content - and the freedom to enjoy it across platforms. The SeeQVault card can be used for playback of content from a smart phone, tablet or TV with a high level of security," Toshiba says. The end-game is to tie content such as pre-loaded movies... Read more...
One of the touted features of iPhone OS 3.0 was the ability to interface with external hardware, and one company has used that to fill a gap in the iPhone's feature set. The company, zoomMediaPlus, has announced zoomIt, an adapter that allows iPhones to read SD cards (and with adapters, mini and micro SD cards).zoomMedia is taking pre-orders right now. The price is a relatively high $59.95, but the company will ship a free 4GB Kingston SDHC card to the first 250 customers as well as a limited time $10 discount. The device is expected to ship in April.When you plug in the zoomIt to your iPhone's dock connector, you will be prompted to download the zoomIt app from the App Store.Naturally DRM-encoded... Read more...
Eye-Fi, the company responsible for bringing wireless digital image uploads to the masses, is introducing an all new Secure Digital (SD) card today that adds one more feature that photogs are sure to love: geotagging. The appropriately named Eye-Fi Geo is a 2GB SD card that slides into any digital camera that accepts SD cards. In simple terms, it stores photos and gives users the ability to upload them directly to the web when they're near a Wi-Fi HotSpot. The Eye-Fi Geo adds in geotagging, meaning that viewers will see exactly where the photo was taken once it hits the Internet.Unfortunately, the availability of the card is somewhat limited. Eye-Fi has decided to market and sell this one solely... Read more...