Toshiba Ships World's Fastest SDHC Memory Card

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, we're huge fans. Toshiba's new 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SDHC UHS-I cards will work in any SDHC-supporting device, and they offer the world's fastest SDHC data read and write speeds. If you need something a little smaller, they are also introduction he world's first 4GB, 8GB and 16GB microSDHC UHS-I cards compliant with SD 3.0.


Mass production of the new SDHC UHS-I cards and sample shipments of the new microSDHC UHS-I cards will start this November. The SDHC cards will offer a maximum read speed of 95MB per second and a write speed of 80MB per second, while the microSDHC cards offer a maximum read speed of 40MB per second and a write speed of 20MB per second. Pricing has yet to be released.

Toshiba to Launch the World's Fastest SDHC Memory Card
 
- New SDHC UHS-I Cards are First to Achieve Read/Write Speeds up to 95MB/s and 80MB/s

- New microSDHC UHS-I Cards are First to Achieve Read/Write speeds of 40MB/s and 20MB/s

TOKYO and IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. and its parent company Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), a leading innovator in NAND flash memory technologies and solutions, today announced the launch of 8GB (gigabyte)[1] 16GB and 32GB SDHC UHS-I cards compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 3.0 (SD 3.0), UHS104. These new SD cards offer the world's fastest[2] SDHC data read and write speeds. Toshiba also extended its industry leadership in memory card solutions by unveiling the world's first 4GB, 8GB and 16GB microSDHC UHS-I cards compliant with (SD 3.0), UHS50.

Mass production of the new SDHC UHS-I cards and sample shipments of the new microSDHC UHS-I cards will start this November.

The new SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards are the world's first memory cards compliant with SD 3.0, UHS104. With a maximum read speed of 95MB per second[3], and a write speed of 80MB per second, the products introduce a new level of ultra-fast read and write speeds to NAND flash based memory cards.

Toshiba's new microSDHC UHS-I cards are the world's first microSDHC memory cards compliant with SD 3.0, UHS50. They, too, offer the world's fastest read and write speeds in their class: a maximum read speed of 40MB per second and a write speed of 20MB per second.

The specifications of the new cards combine increased data capacity with the fast data transfer rates essential for applications such as high speed continuous shooting of high resolution digital still cameras, video, and high speed transfers of HD content.  

The high performance specifications announced by Toshiba will enable developers to use HD content in future generations of consumer products. By further enhancing the performance of its SD Memory Card line-up, Toshiba continues to lead the NAND flash memory market in removable card storage.

The expanded new card series will be featured at IFA 2010, in Berlin, Germany from September 3, and PHOTOKINA 2010, in Koln, Germany from September 21.
Via:  PR Newswire
Comments
realneil 4 years ago

If they're not too expensive I'll get a few of these for my Nikon.

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