Samsung unveils UFS cards
What comes after microSD cards for removable storage? Samsung has the answer: UFS. The company announced today the world’s first removable UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory cards, offering storage capacity of either 32, 64, 128, or 256 gigabytes, and performance speeds that simply blow older formats out of the water.
“Read speeds five times faster than the best microSD cards”
The UFS cards have sequential read speeds of up to 530 megabytes per second — five times faster than the best microSD cards. That means reading a 5 gigabyte, full HD movie in roughly 10 seconds, says Samsung, compared to a UHS-1 microSD card which manages the same feat in around 50 seconds.
Write speeds are also significantly improved, with rates of up to 170 MB/s. That’s nearly double the performance of the very fastest microSDs (this SanDisk Extreme Pro card, for example, has write speeds of up to 100 MB/s), but seven or eight times faster than the cards recommended to non-professionals.
Samsung says all this power is necessary to keep up with the abundance of high-resolution footage being generated by devices from smartphones to action cams, drones to 360-degree cameras. But while the new UFS standard has appeared as embedded memory in a few devices (notably Samsung’s own Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge), there are no products that yet support the cards as removable storage.
And while the design of the cards looks similar from the front, as you can see from the photo above, the PIN configuration on the back is non-compatible. Price and availability have also yet to be announced for the range, so while UFS might be the clear technological successor to formats used in microSD cards, the roadmap for how it actually gets into consumers’ hands is less clear.
Still, if any tech company is going to be first to support removable UFS cards, it’s likely to be Samsung. Keep your fingers crossed for the next Galaxy smartphones.
SanDisk prototype 1TB SDXC card
With the ever increasing demand for memory-heavy formats such as 4K or 8K filming and Virtual Reality, SanDisk have announced a prototype 1TB SDXC card. No details on price or availability have been released as yet but we can look forward to another well manufactured and reliable product in the near future.
Let us not forget that only 2 years ago SanDisk we the first to debut their market leading 512GB card which was the largest capacity card available at that time.
Things have been moving fast for the company and we look forward to more advances in solid state storage innovations.
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SanDisk 200GB microSD Card
SanDisk has made another leap in portable storage technology leaving the competition behind with their new 200GB microSD Card. SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I Card is the world’s first and ONLY 200GB microSD card as of today. The card is now available for purchase from Amazon for $239.02, the card supports transfer speeds of 90MB/s allowing users to transfer up to 1200 photos in just one minute and comes with a 10-year limited warranty from SanDisk.
Built to perform in extreme conditions, SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC cards are water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, X-ray proof and magnet proof**. The 200GB** Premium Edition is rated Class 10 for Full HD video** recording performance and comes with a SD™ adapter and a ten-year limited warranty**.
As with all solid state media, they are not immune from data corruption but you don’t need to worry we can recover data from most/any media. We are one of the few labs in the UK that can remove your storage chip and recover your data when your Flash Memory has completely failed. For your FREE no obligation quote and advice please contact us on 0800 999 3282
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Sony’s upcoming SF-G series of SD cards will be available this spring, the company announced this week. When that time comes, Sony said they “will be the world’s fastest SD cards.” Boasting a maximum write speed of 299 MB/s, that claim is right on point.
The cards (available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB sizes) also have a slightly higher top read speed of 300 MB/s. Speed is a priority, so the cards also support the UHS-II interface, which adds a second row of connecting pins to the card for increased transfer rates on compatible hardware. More than any card before it, the SF-G series will be able to handle quick-shooting cameras smoothly, as well as capturing 4K video and other technically demanding uses.
To fully take advantage of the tremendous speed, Sony also revealed it will offer a specialized card reader so users can quickly transfer files to and from their computers. The SF-G series will take good care of your files, too. In addition to being compatible with Sony’s file rescue software, these SD’s are also waterproof, temperature resistant, shockproof and X-Ray proof.
For comparison, B&H Photo Video says that two of the fastest SD card lines out there today, SanDisk’s Extreme PRO UHS-II series and Lexar’s Professional 2000x UHS-II series, can achieve read speeds of 300 MB/s and write speeds of 260 MB/s. For the more casual user, Amazon’s best-selling card, the 32GB SanDisk Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I, tops out at 80 MB/s for read and write speeds.
Sony has yet to announce the pricing for these cards, but the 32GB version of the aforementioned SanDisk card sells for about $60. The SF-G cards are technically superior, though, so expect them to retail for a bit more than that.
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