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  • Anonymous Blowhard - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    > Pricing is to be determined, but it will vary depending on capacities

    Probably from "Kidney" to "Soul"
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  • negusp - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    From soul to material existence. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    sure compared to UHS-I cards UHS-II cards are expensive but if you a camera that can take full benefit of the faster card then its worth the cost premium. Reply
  • Gunbuster - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    The OCD part of me is dying they could not get the write up to 300 like the read... Reply
  • ddriver - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    Sorry, it is somewhere between 30 and 299. It hits 300 only during the full moon during a solstice during a leap year. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    It'd be interesting if Sony can deliver on their performance claims in normal usage, but the "up to" portion is sort of a disclaimer that implies corner cases under idealized conditions that would be rarely encountered on a day-to-day basis.

    Regardless of the claims or possible Sony-level pricing, I am happy to see increased SD card speeds. Upgrading from an old 16GB class 4 to a 32GB class 10 card in my Nintendo 3DS has helped load times for digitally downloaded games noticably. I'm all for more and faster removable storage even if I don't intend to use it for digital video or photography.
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  • fazalmajid - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Too bad Sony's top cameras like the A7RII or RX1RII are still limited to UHS-I Reply
  • boyang1724 - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Right before the SD Card Association announces UHS-III standard with up to 624MB/s speeds.
    Lol.
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  • samer1970 - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    There is no way you can use that speed on a USB card reader at all. you will need at least USB3.1 cardreader with a bridge chip that can saturate such high speed. does not exist sadly. Reply
  • Meaker10 - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    Internal readers on laptops can be PCI-E devices. 2 lanes would do that easy. Reply
  • samer1970 - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    would do is one thing. and is doing it is another. show me please laptop card readers using 2 lanes. Reply
  • DanNeely - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    For 4/8k video recording an SLC cache wouldn't help much except for occasional short clips, the card's steady state write speed needs to be able to match the data rate that the video is being created at . Reply
  • samer1970 - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    The problem is : where is the card reader that can support this speed ? and which Camera and which mobile phone ? it is not all about the card itself , we still need a card reader that can support that speed both in USB connection and inside gadgets . Reply
  • HomeworldFound - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Magic. These specific cards seem to be full size. The mobile phone market is not a target. Read the first sentence. Sony has announced its new lineup of SD cards for advanced 4K/8K, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras. Reply
  • samer1970 - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    again , where isthe card reader that can support this speed ?

    and micro size will follow soon ...
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  • phoenix_rizzen - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Keep reading. Sony will be releasing a USB 3.x reader for it. Reply
  • HomeworldFound - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Nearly 300 MB/s Read/Write performance and 500% addition to the price. Sony. Reply
  • watzupken - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    I am unsure to be honest. So far, I have not come across a fast SD card reader built on phones and mobile devices. Considering that this likely won't be cheap, I don't think I will want to waste my money buying something that may go up to 300MB/s, when the bottleneck is likely the card readers on the devices. Reply
  • Alexvrb - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    I'd really like to see smartphones start using UHS-II or III capable microSD slots. If they were more popular we'd see prices drop a bit. Reply

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