Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards

Extending its industry leadership in memory card solutions, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC), a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, has introduced the world's fastest microSD memory cards. The new cards are the first in the industry to comply with the UHS-II interface standard, the ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20. Available in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities, Toshiba's new microSD memory cards offer the fastest transfer rates available, are UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, and allow high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. This means that 4K2K video, live broadcast and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras.

The 64 GB cards offer a maximum read speed of 260 MB/s and a maximum write speed of 240 MB/s. The 32 GB cards have a maximum read speed of 145 MB/s and maximum write speed of 130 MB/s, which represents an 8x write speed improvement and 2.7x read speed improvement when compared to Toshiba's current 32 GB microSD UHS-I cards. These faster transfer speeds reduce the time required to download large data movie and music files to smart phones and tablets, and enable camera users to shoot high resolution digital still images in a continuous high speed shooting mode.
Toshiba, the inventor of flash memory, offers a broad selection of memory cards that can be used in a variety of applications including, smart phones, digital still and video cameras, audio players, tablets, and many other portable consumer electronics devices. The entire memory card line features cryptographic security and high-level copyright protection functions. Looking to the future, Toshiba will continue to meet market demands by enhancing its line-up of UHS-II compliant microSD memory cards.
Sample shipments for chipset vendors and set manufacturers of smart phones and other mobile devices are available now. For more information on memory products from Toshiba, please visit this page.
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7 Comments on Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards

Now those are good speeds. This is what I'm talking about. All you need now is a good micro USB 3.0 reader.
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In the product description pic the 32GB and 64GB appear to be the wrong way round compared to the description in the article.

Which one has the ^200mbps performance?
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Are there any handheld devices(tablets/cellphones) that support UHS-II right now? I know Fuji X-T1 supports this standard officially currently. Also before anyone asks- UHS-II speeds won't be achieved on UHS-I compatible devices by a simple firmware update. Hardware needs to be updated in order to achieve those UHS-II speeds.
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I wish OEMs use this instead of their slow eMMCs.
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These would be great in things like the surface pro
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pr0n Inspector
UHS-II has an extra row of pins, you will not get this speed on anything that doesn't support UHS-II. Which, today, is almost everything AFAIK.
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