MicroSD features 'world’s' fastest write speed

14th March 2016
Jordan Mulcare

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a range of ultra-high-performance EXCERIA PRO UHS-II microSD cards alongside extensions to the company’s high-end EXCERIA PRO SD and EXCERIA microSD and SD card line-up. The microSD and SD cards will support the high-performance requirements of professional and advanced amateur photographers.

They are also suitable for ‘high action’ sports enthusiasts looking to capture live fast-action photos or videos while keeping data transfer times to the absolute minimum. EXCERIA PRO cards are designed to meet needs of the highest levels of camera performance and are supplied with a data recovery software package.

The EXCERIA PRO microSD M501 additions to this family are UHS-II-compliant microSDHC and microSDXC cards that meet the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) standard and offer read/write speeds of 270MB/s and 250MB/s respectively. This makes them the world’s highest write speed microSD memory cards. As a result, these cards are the suitable choice for high-speed photography and the recording and playback of video at resolutions up to 4K. The microSD M501 cards come with an SD UHS-II adaptor.

The 128GB EXCERIA PRO N401 SDXC UHS-I-compliant card also meets the UHS Speed Class 3 standard and features respective read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 75MB/s. Toshiba’s mainstream high-performance EXCERIA family has also been extended through the addition of UHS-I-compliant EXCERIA M302 microSD and EXCERIA N302 SD cards. These cards meet the requirements of UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) certification and support maximum read speeds of 90MB/s.

All microSD cards of the EXCERIA PRO and EXCERIA family are shock-, water-, temperature- and X-ray-proof. The UHS-II-compliant EXCERIA PRO microSD cards are available in multiple storage sizes up to 64GB. Storage capacity options for the new UHS-I-compliant EXCERIA and EXCERIA PRO microSD and SD cards are 16, 32, 64 and 128GB. All cards are backed by a five-year standard limited warranty and will be available in Q2, 2016.

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