Items tagged with SDHC

The SD Association has announced the SD 8.0 Specification for SD Express memory cards, which have the same size and form factor as the SD cards on the market for many years. Where SD Express cards improve significantly is on data transfer speed thanks to the new specification leveraging PCIe 4.0 to deliver maximum transfer speeds of nearly 4 GB/s. The new cards continue to use the NVMe Express upper-layer protocol to enable advanced memory access mechanisms. While SD Express memory cards have faster data transfer than current cards, they maintain backward compatibility. Data transfer speeds offered by SD Express bring new storage opportunities for devices with demanding performance levels across... Read more...
Eyefi has announced the latest addition to its family of Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards. The Eyefi claims that its 32GB Mobi Pro is “the most powerful WiFi SD card ever” and will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of professional photographers everywhere. The Mobi Pro supports Selective Transfer, which allows users to tag individual images for syncing instead of transferring every photo stored on the card. However, this functionality is a bit cumbersome to use as each photo that you do want to sync has be marked as write-protected from the camera. The Mobi Pro also supports the wireless transfer of RAW files, and can connect to wireless networks via infrastructure or direct mode. What this means that... Read more...
As far as promising wireless technologies go, few have rivaled Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. But honestly, TransferJet has the potential to. It's a sophisticated communications platform with all of the right bells and whistles, but it has yet to gain the kind of mainstream attention and adoption necessary to make it a household name. But at CES 2013, Toshiba is hoping to do its part in changing that. The company has announced that it will showcase a reference display of an SDHC memory card with TransferJet -- described as "close proximity wireless transfer technology" -- at the show. The SDHC memory card on reference display will be a product under development, integrating a TransferJet transceiver IC,... Read more...
Eye-Fi ushered in the idea that Wi-Fi could indeed be embedded into a consumer flash memory card, and now Toshiba is introducing a wireless LAN embedded SD card of its own. It's a FlashAir card, which is an SDHC card with a WLAN chip + antenna inside. Also, for a limited time, Olympus will offer the FlashAir for free through a mail-in rebate when purchasing select Olympus Cameras. The FlashAir is fully compliant with SD Association Memory card standards and is offered with 8GB of storage. As you might imagine, data stored on the FlashAir can be read and transferred by using standard WLAN communication. Setting up the connection between the devices is a breeze as the FlashAir does not require... Read more...
Who doesn’t like snappier performance in an SD card? ADATA announced the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards, which are packing performancing-enhancing Ultra High Speed I (UHS-I) technology. Designed especially for professional photographers who also need more capacity and faster performance, the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards boast read/write speeds of up to 95/45MB/s and are X-ray proof and can handle extreme temperatures. They also feature error correcting code (ECC) and write-switch protection and come in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The cards come with a lifetime warranty and will be available soon in the U.S. and Canada. ADATA Launches Premier Pro SDHC & SDXC Cards Featuring... Read more...
Toshiba is launching a new line of SDXC and SDHC memory cards under the “Exceria” moniker that are designed to be the best in the business. The name, in fact, is a spin on the words “excellence” and “ experience”; in other words, Toshiba is stating that it has the track record and chops to deliver a top of the line solution with these new cards. Compliant with the UHS-I2 standard, the cards should hit UHS and SD speed classes of 15 and 106 and will come in three series: Type 1, Type 2, and Type HD. Type 1 cards will have maximum read/write speeds of 95MB/s and 90MB/s and come in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB; Type 2 will have 95MB/s and 60MB/s and 16GB,... 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 that the card will cost around $85, and Toshiba will be obtaining certification related to wireless... Read more...
Hearing that Flip's camcorder line was being shut down today by Cisco was quite the shock. But when you look at a company like Eye-Fi, one has to wonder what makes one niche startup more viable than the other. Eye-Fi has been an underground success story, never quite hitting the mainstream, but obviously popular enough amongst the tech junkies to keep a good thing going. The company's new Mobile X2 card is an 8GB Secure Digital card that allows for instant uploads anywhere by wirelessly connecting the camera to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The new feature is Direct Mode, which pairs up with iOS or Android and uses an existing wireless radio to transmit pictures from anywhere.... 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. There's a $439.99 price tag attached to it, and it's scheduled to ship out later in the month. Yikes!... 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 take their skills to the next level by capturing high-resolution still images, fast-moving action... 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 is called UHS-II, and it's a format that will support transfers as fast as 312MB/sec. That's... Read more...
Sony has made a name for themselves by relying a lot on proprietary formats. ATRAC and MS Pro are just a couple that Sony has created over the years, and many consumers have expressed dissatisfaction with the move. But in more recent years, even Sony has bowed to pressure and relied more heavily on industry standards. The company's Cyber-shot, Handycam and NEX camera lines all support SD/SDHC, and now Sony will be producing their own line of Secure Digital cards for those cameras and more. The new Essential Series and value-added Experience Series are joined by the flagship Expert Series of cards, all of which are differentiated by size and speed. All new SD cards by Sony are attractively presented... 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 older products), so anytime we see an increase in speed while retaining widespread compatibility,... Read more...
It's sort of amazing that in 2010, we still have just one major choice when it comes to Wi-Fi enabled SD/SDHC cards. Evidently Eye-Fi has the market locked down, but considering the glowing reviews that people generally give these cards, we guess there's little room to grumble. Today, the company is catering to one specific market in order to launch their newest card, and yes, we're talking about the Apple crowd. With Apple removing the ExpressCard slot from many of their machines and instead placing an SD card slot there, this makes perfect sense. But if you're a PC fanatic, and you want this card, you'll have to venture into evil areas in order to grab one. The Apple-exclusive Geo X2 card has... Read more...
Eye-Fi took a simple concept and made it a reality, simultaneously solving an issue that many folks had: how do I upload images straight to the Web without needing to upload pics first to a PC? The company has stood alone in the industry over the past couple of years, and this week at CTIA they're announcing their newest card to send images directly to the Internet when a Wi-Fi hotstop is in range. The new Eye-Fi Pro 2 is twice as fast as previous models, and the company also has more than doubled their hotspot upload locations. Now, users of the Hotspot Access feature can upload photos and videos directly from their camera at more than 21,000 hotspots in the United States including 6,500 Starbucks... Read more...
MicroSDHC. It's a card within the popular Secure Digital family, but it's one you don't hear about very often. It's extremely small, smaller than a thumbnail, and they're generally quite expensive and only useful for cellphone owners. You see, most MicroSDHC card slots are found on mobile phones, where a small card is needed to boost storage capacity on a small device. Up until now, 16GB was the maximum size, and even those cost well over $100 at launch. SanDisk is utilizing a newer 32nm X3 process technology in order to cram more memory than ever into the same MicroSDHC card format. The new ceiling sits at 32GB, a whopping amount that should satisfy all but the most avid of media collectors.... Read more...
SDXC is the next generation of the long-standing Secure Digital memory card format, which has become quite popular and pervasive over the past few years. SDXC was initially announced at CES 2009, and it has taken over a year for the first cards (from Panasonic) to ship to consumers. Now, SanDisk is marching in as the second memory company to ship an SDXC card to the public, and the price tag is somewhat less shocking here compared to the Panasonic variety.The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC promises up to 15MB/sec read speed and a Class 4 speed rating, but it's capable of capturing and storing "massive" 1080p video files with ease. SDXC cards are based on the new SD 3.0 specification, which means that... 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...
Lexar is improving upon its Professional line of CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards by adding larger CF cards and faster SDHC cards. The capacity of the Professional 300x CF cards has been increased to 32GB; Lexar's Professional 233x CF cards are now available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. In the SDHC realm, the Lexar Professional 133x SDHC card has achieved a Class 10 speed rating, enabling it to provide a minimum sustained write speed capability of 133x (20MB per second). Additional details can be found in the press release below.  Lexar Media Enhances the Photography Experience with Speed and Capacity Upgrades to Its Award-Winning Professional Line... Read more...
We've already heard of SDXC--in fact, it's a format that was announced almost a year ago now--but we've really seen nothing to make us believe it (or the technology behind it) was ready for primetime. Now, however, it looks as if the underpinnings are finally coming together, and we're hearing things that are making us smile about existing Secure Digital options as well (backwards compatibility, anyone?) Reportedly, the next-generation Secure Digital (SD) memory card standard, SD Specification Version 4.00, is expected to be completed by the Spring of 2010, which could mean that SDXC cards will be available for purchase in early-to-mid 2010. Why should you be excited? With new crops of DSLRs... Read more...
If you've bought a laptop recently, chances are good it has an integrated SDHC flash memory card reader. Today, the SDHC standard is pretty commonly used in various devices including digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, and many other devices. By integrating SDHC card readers into laptops, manufacturers have made the standard even more convenient to use since you don't have to carry an external reader to download and upload files from a memory card. Like all other technologies however, SDHC is in the process of being replaced by a newer, faster standard called SDXC. The SDXC standard was announced earlier this year but is not expected to replace SDHC until sometime in 2010. The new standard... Read more...
Ah, memory cards. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Actually, it's pretty easy to live with them, but going about one's life without losing any is the tough part. In order to provide a few options for those in need of more on-hand storage, Lexar Media is expanding its gaming line with Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards. The company is pushing these as cards tailor made for gamers, but in reality, they're just memory cards with fancy labels. They're available in 4GB and 8GB sizes, and while MSRPs aren't readily available, we suspect these will be in stores before the holidays. Lexar Gaming Line Key Messages: Provides users with high-capacity storage... Read more...
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