Memory Cards

Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF) became popular in the late 90s, but, has now been overtaken by Secure Digital (SD) cards. Many computing systems (PCs as well as smartphones) also support SD cards for augmenting local storage capabilities. We recently started in-depth evaluation of the performance of various memory cards. FreeTail sent over their UHS-II card for inclusion in our performance database. Introduction We looked at some of the CF cards in the EVOKE series from FreeTail Tech back in June. FreeTail also markets various other memory cards under this tag. Today's review looks at the FreeTail EVOKE Pro 1000x SDX UHS-II...

SanDisk Extreme and Extreme PRO Memory Cards Review

Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF...

20 by Ganesh T S on 11/8/2017

ADATA Premier and XPG SDXC and microSDXC Cards Review

Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF...

9 by Ganesh T S on 10/30/2017

SanDisk Launches SD and microSD for Industrial and Automotive: Extreme Temps, Upped Reliability

Western Digital has introduced its new SanDisk Automotive and SanDisk Industrial memory cards for specialized applications. The new cards can work in extreme temperatures for prolonged amounts of time...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2017

Longsys Acquires Lexar Brand from Micron

Longsys on Thursday announced that it has acquired the Lexar brand name from Micron. The China-based supplier of NAND flash memory-based products will use the trademark to sell Lexar’s...

5 by Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

Western Digital Launches SanDisk Ultra microSD Card with 400 GB Capacity

Today Western Digital is taking the wraps off of the industry’s first microSDXC card with a 400 GB capacity. The card is aimed at Google Android-based smartphones or tablets...

18 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2017

Micron Discontinues Lexar Business, Plans to Focus on Higher-Margin Products

Micron this week announced plans to discontinue its Lexar removable media storage business as a part of the company’s strategy to shift to higher margin NAND flash-based products. The...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2017

FreeTail EVOKE Series CompactFlash Cards Capsule Review

Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF...

4 by Ganesh T S on 6/23/2017

Lexar Professional Workflow HR2 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 / USB 3.0 Reader Hub Review

​Content creators in the field often have to deal with large amounts of data spread over multiple flash media. Importing them into a computer for further processing has always...

33 by Ganesh T S on 6/22/2017

ADATA Demos A2-class microSD Card with 4K/2K IOPS Minimum, Mulls Late 2017 Launch

ADATA displayed its first microSD card that is compliant with the App Performance 2 (A2) specification introduced earlier this year at Computex. The company is mulling to release the...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2017

ADATA Launches Premier ONE UHS-II SD Cards: 3D MLC, Up to 290 MB/s, V90 Labels

After previously demonstrating them back at CES, ADATA has officially launched its SD cards based on 3D MLC NAND. The new Premier ONE UHS-II cards offer capacities up to...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/17/2017

SD Association Announces UHS-III (up to 624 MB/s), A2 Class, LV Signaling

The SD Association has made three important announcements in the course of the past couple of weeks. First is the introduction of its UHS-III bus that increases the potential...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/11/2017

Sony Announces SF-G UHS-II SD Cards: Up to Nearly 300 MB/s Read/Write Performance

Sony has announced its new lineup of SD cards for advanced 4K/8K, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras. The new SF-G-series memory cards use the UHS-II bus and one of Sony’s...

19 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2017

ADATA Demonstrates 256 GB microSDXC Card

At CES, ADATA showcased its first microSDXC memory card with 256 GB capacity. The card is qualified for up to 275 MB/s transfer speed and can be used to...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2017

Patriot Introduces LX 256 GB microSDXC Card with Class 10, U3 Certifications

Patriot has announced its new high-capacity microSDXC card that can store 256 GB of data. The cards not only feature leading-edge capacity, but also support up to 80 MB/s...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2017

The SD Card Association to Classify IOPS Performance of Memory Cards via Logo

The SD Association this week announced the SD Specification 5.1, which will introduce the so-called Application Performance Classes that will specify minimum read and write IOPS performance supported by...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

Samsung Rolls Out Its First UFS Cards: SSD Performance in Card Form-Factor

Samsung today introduced the world’s first flash memory cards in UFS form-factor. The cards are compliant with the UFS Card 1.0 specification and offer performance comparable to that of...

37 by Anton Shilov on 7/7/2016

Western Digital Rolls Out 256 GB SanDisk microSDXC Memory Cards

Coinciding with the Mobile World Congress at Shanghai, SanDisk owner Western Digital is introducing two new microSD memory cards that can store up to 256 GB of data. The...

30 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2016

SD Association Announces SD 5.0 Specification: SD Cards For UHD and 360° Video Capture

The SD Association, the multi-vendor consortium responsible for developing standards for Secure Digital flash memory cards, has unveiled the newest version of the Secure Digital standard, SD 5.0. The...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2016

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