Wednesday, September 8th 2021

Samsung Introduces Fast and Durable PRO Plus and Enhanced EVO Plus MicroSD Cards

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today unveiled its new PRO Plus microSD and a redesigned and enhanced EVO Plus microSD card. Samsung provides customers a comprehensive offering for day-to-day and professional storage needs with a new lineup of microSDs that offer lightning-fast read and write speeds, increased durability and a wide variety of capacity options. The new microSD cards are ideal for expanded mobile device storage and capturing high-quality photos, 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video and other content on action cameras and drones - even in extreme conditions.

Samsung's newest microSDs offer improved six-proof protection, two more layers of protection than the previous generation, making them able to withstand water, extreme temperatures, x-ray, wear out, drops and magnetic impact. Offered with a 10-year limited warranty, the PRO Plus and EVO Plus microSDs thus enable users to store data without the worry of lack of space, while also providing confidence that the content is well protected.
"Professionals and consumers of all kinds want memory cards that make it easy to save and retrieve data while also knowing that their valuable images and video files are protected," said KyuYoung Lee, vice president of the Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung's new suite of microSD cards offer the features and capabilities consumers and professionals need: faster speeds along with increased reliability and durability to deliver the ultra-high performance every user wants."

PRO Plus microSD cards, a new addition to Samsung's microSD lineup, are designed for more discerning content creators, offering exceptional read and write speeds of up to 160 MB/s and 120 MB/s, respectively. The PRO Plus microSD cards will be available in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB capacities.

The EVO Plus microSD is designed to give casual users peace of mind by providing high reliability and stable performance during day-to-day use. It offers transfer speeds of up to 130 MB/s, providing up to 1.3x faster sequential read speed when compared to the previous version. EVO Plus microSD card will be available in 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB capacity.
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17 Comments on Samsung Introduces Fast and Durable PRO Plus and Enhanced EVO Plus MicroSD Cards

#1
TheLostSwede
What happened to all the replacements for the SD card interface that has been announced year after year after year but never seem to end up in a single product?
Shouldn't we be using something much faster already?
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Ferrum Master
TheLostSwedeWhat happened to all the replacements for the SD card interface that has been announced year after year after year but never seem to end up in a single product?
Shouldn't we be using something much faster already?
You mean CFexpress Type A or SD UHS-II?

Well funny PR. Amazon lists these Samsung cards in usual SD form factor also... Samsung PRO Plus 128GB goes for 20€ which is not bad.
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#3
Chaitanya
Ferrum MasterYou mean CFexpress Type A or SD UHS-II?

Well funny PR. Amazon lists these Samsung cards in usual SD form factor also... Samsung PRO Plus 128GB goes for 20€ which is not bad.
He means SD express which still hasn't been adopted by any manufacturers so far.

These cards have been listed by B&H for a week now even there is a new SD card coming out with 130MBps read speeds.
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1658170-REG/samsung_mb_sc64k_am_evo_plus_64gb_sd.html
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#4
Ferrum Master
ChaitanyaHe means SD express which still hasn't been adopted by any manufacturers so far.

These cards have been listed by B&H for a week now even there is a new SD card coming out with 130MBps read speeds.
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1658170-REG/samsung_mb_sc64k_am_evo_plus_64gb_sd.html
Funny... different items. and DAFUQ... the cost just has risen.

www.amazon.de/-/en/dp/B09D3M47J5/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=samsung+pro+plus&qid=1631107716&sr=8-11
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#6
Ferrum Master
ChaitanyaThat extra cost seems to be for included card reader and 28 Euros looks quite reasonable if it comes bundled with reader(my current 128GB Sandisk extreme pro UHS-1 were priced around $35 without reader).
Ah yes, I mistook the listing.

Actually it is a very good deal.
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#7
TheLostSwede
Ferrum MasterYou mean CFexpress Type A or SD UHS-II?

Well funny PR. Amazon lists these Samsung cards in usual SD form factor also... Samsung PRO Plus 128GB goes for 20€ which is not bad.
Obviously not CFexpress, nor CFast, as they're part of the Compact Flash heritage.
UHS-II/III and SD Express.
Obviously UHS-II is used in some DSLR cameras, but I haven't seen it in anything else.
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#8
Ferrum Master
TheLostSwedeObviously not CFexpress, nor CFast, as they're part of the Compact Flash heritage.
UHS-II/III and SD Express.
Obviously UHS-II is used in some DSLR cameras, but I haven't seen it in anything else.
Well At least latest Sony Cameras can use both UHS-II and CFexpress... the latter is needed to unlock 4K 120FPS etc. There must be some stupid reason for not having UHS-III... as the competition would drive the prices down.

I took the 128GB with the reader preorder... will see how it really performs.
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#9
zlobby
Any word on TBW and meory types used in these?
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#11
Khonjel
ArdWarAnyone remember UFS card?

Guys?
They became internal storage is my guess
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#12
ArdWar
KhonjelThey became internal storage is my guess
Embedded UFS isn't quite the same as UFS card, just like how eMMC bears little resemblance to MMC/SD card.

Anyway UFS once touted as a successor to SD/MMC, and yet here we are.
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#15
TheLostSwede
Ferrum MasterA bit late, ain't it? Cameras are already in the pipes and finalized for next year for sure. It can crawl in only like in few years then.
Doesn't exactly look ready for prime time, I mean, the card hit over 90 degrees C in testing...
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#16
Chaitanya
TheLostSwedeDoesn't exactly look ready for prime time, I mean, the card hit over 90 degrees C in testing...
Even CFexpress Type-B are reported to run hot and won't be surprised to find Type-A(supposedly this format is going to make SD obsolete) also ran hot.
www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4517976
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#17
Ferrum Master
TheLostSwedeDoesn't exactly look ready for prime time, I mean, the card hit over 90 degrees C in testing...
Actually... they just could quit doing stupid things and implement a plain old nvme slot at the camera bottom part and the bottom cover should act as a heatsink. For redundancy you need two of them tho.

I wonder when doing shoots, what the battery life would be also, but you need to have bandwidth... 8K is incoming also, you will need over 1000MB/s for that. So going external recording is the usual scenario, but why pay more for the same?

I am sad to say... but in every department we are not ready for anything past 4k 60Hz it is hard even for 4K 120Hz. Gaming cards, panels, cameras, storage... not enough silicon.
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