Memory cards withstand 72 hours submerged in seawater

8th June 2015
Jordan Mulcare

Recently announced is the latest memory card lineups, PRO Plu and EVO Plus from Samsung. The two latest product lineups add to Samsung’s SD and microSD card portfolio to now consist of the PRO Plus, PRO, EVO Plus and EVO families, addressing the rapidly growing consumer need for advanced multimedia memory solutions.

Among the PRO Plus and EVO Plus cards, the SD cards are equipped with upgraded Samsung 5-proof features, which include waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof, magnetic proof and shock proof protection. Both Plus memory card lineups can now withstand 72 hours of being submerged in seawater, which is 48 more hours of improvement from that of existing products.

Samsung’s PRO Plus is equipped to handle storing and transferring professional-grade photos and 4K UHD video content created from high-end DSLRs, smartphones, tablets and modern action cameras. With its higher read and write speeds of up to 90 and 95MB/s, the PRO Plus SD cards and microSD cards satisfy both UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) and Speed Class 10 performance levels.

The PRO Plus lineup comes in 32 and 64GB storage capacities to meet the rising demand for large data and high-quality storage volumes. The 64GB PRO Plus memory card can record approximately 110 minutes of 4K UHD video or 490 minutes of Full HD video in action cameras or DSLR cameras without the need to change or replace the memory card.

The  EVO Plus memory cards are also available in SD and microSD form factors and are equipped to meet the ever-increasing content creation and storage demands of smartphone, tablet, compact camera and Full HD camcorder users. It has read and write speeds up to 20 and 80MB/s, which provide UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) and Speed Class 10 performance, boasting a much more advanced read performance compared to the existing EVO lineup.

The cards are capable of storing and transferring Full HD video content and mobile applications and provide a solution for users who frequently store and send them through their smartphones, tablets and recording devices.

The EVO Plus cards are available in 32, 64 and 128GB. With the highest capacity among the bunch, the 128GB version of EVO Plus card can store a maximum of 10,940 photos, 30,670 songs or 980 minutes of Full HD video recording.

All SD card models from PRO Plus, PRO, EVO Plus and EVO lineups are designed to be compatible with any device with an SD or microSD slot, regardless of OEM brand and are guaranteed to survive operating temperatures from -25 to +85°C and non-operating temperatures from -40 to +85°C. Data stored in the cards will not be affected by X-rays and will resist up to 15,000 gauss magnetic force, the equivalent of a high-field MRI scanner. The PRO Plus and EVO Plus microSD cards also come with waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof and magnetic proof protection.

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