With the ever expanding storage requirements of smartphones, cameras, and other mobile devices, the need for microSD storage capacity has been growing at an exponential rate prompting companies to offer ever increasing capacities of their memory cards.
Case in point is Kingston’s latest microSDXC memory card which now offers storage capacity up to 256GB. Previously, the Kingston microSDXC memory cards were only available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
“We are excited to ship our new higher capacity 256GB microSDXC card for consumers who need more storage for photos, videos and other data,” said Annette Chan, Flash memory business manager, [...]
PNY, a leading manufacture of flash memory modules, has recently released its PRO Elite series of memory cards.
The PNY PRO Elite series is the new performance champion in PNY’s memory card arsenal. Designed for drones, smartphones, and professional photographers, the PNY PRO Elite boasts maximum read/write speeds of up to 95MBps/90MBbps to meet the demands of today’s most intensive photography needs. With the introduction of the PRO Elite series, PNY brings high-performance speeds to an entry level price point and capacity. It comes in 32GB SDHC and 64GB SDXC formats and has a limited lifetime warranty.Manufacturer PNYModel PRO [...]
Samsung had a little surprise for us at their booth this year at CES 2015 as they displayed several upcoming, unannounced SD and microSD cards.
Last year at CES, Samsung got serious about entering the branded memory card business with the introduction of the Samsung EVO and Samsung PRO microSD and SD cards, and for this year it appears they will be introducing an upgrade to the lineup with the Samsung EVO Plus and the Samsung PRO Plus.
First up is the Samsung EVO Plus memory cards which will be available in both the microSD and SD card form factors in the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities. The 128GB capacity will be the highest capacity SD and microSD [...]
Last week at IBC, SanDisk unveiled the SanDisk Extreme PRO 512GB SDXC UHS-I, making SanDisk the first manufacturer to produce a 512GB SD card, and this week SanDisk is revamping their microSD cards by introducing the world’s fastest, high capacity microSD card, the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I.
Capable of up transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I is designed for content creation applications such as photography or video recording.
“4K video capture is being implemented in smartphones and ‘prosumer’ cameras and camcorders much more quickly than was the case when HD was launched. SanDisk understands where the market is [...]
A couple weeks ago, I was talking with a couple colleagues about DSLR cameras, and invariably the topic about high speed SD and CF memory cards came up. What we wanted to know is if a high speed memory card such as the Lexar Professional 1000x CF (Compact Flash) card will actually perform better than a SanDisk Extreme 400x CF card under typical real world conditions. When looking at the price difference between the two cards, the SanDisk Extreme 400X 32GB CF card runs for about $88 while the Lexar Professional 1000x 32GB CF card runs for about $135, that’s a difference of nearly $47!
Since testing only two memory cards seems almost wasteful, [...]