Memory Cards

The SD Association - the body responsible for defining the standards for Secure Digital cards - has made it no secret that the organization has been working on a major update to the SD specification to greatly boost transfer rates and otherwise keep the standard in step with greater technology and solid state storage trends. Now at long last, the SD Association has published the SD 7.0 specification, setting the stage for the SD Express card era. The SD 7.0 specification encompasses two major additions to SD cards. The first is the creation of the SD Express interface, a PCIe x1 + NVMe-based interface/protocol that is very SSD-like in nature and will allow for memory cards with transfer rates up to 985 MB/sec. Along with...

Kingston Has HyperX 256 GB microSDXC Card for Gamers

In the recent years Kingston has repositioned its HyperX brand from performance enthusiasts to gamers, thus expanding the range from high-performance memory modules to a wide range of components...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2018

UFS - USB Bridge Controllers for Card Readers, Hosts Incoming from JMicron & SMI

The JEDEC published the UFS Card 1.0 specification back in mid-2016, and shortly after that Samsung introduced its UFS cards with 32, 64, 128, and 256 GB capacities. In...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2018

PCIe-Based SD 7.0 Spec Closing In, Set to Be Announced This Month

The SD Association plans to formally announce its Secure Digital 7.0 specification later this month. The new spec will define usage of a PCIe protocol for SD cards and...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

ADATA, PNY, and Team Group to Launch 512 GB microSDXC Cards This Summer

At least three well-known suppliers of NAND flash-based products — ADATA, PNY, and Team Group — are gearing up to start selling their 512 GB microSDXC cards next month...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Western Digital Demos SD Card with PCIe x1 Interface, 880 MB/s Read Speed

BARCELONA, ESP — Western Digital demonstrated an experimental SD card featuring a PCIe Gen 3 x1 interface at Mobile World Congress. Meanwhile, the SD Card Association is calling upon...

26 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2018

Integral Launches 512 GB microSDXC Card: UHC-I, U1, Class 10

Integral Memory has released the industry’s highest-capacity microSDXC memory card that one can buy today. Integral’s new 512 GB microSDXC V10, UHS-I U1 card can store half of a...

23 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2018

FreeTail EVOKE Pro SDXC UHS-II Memory Card 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...

5 by Ganesh T S on 11/13/2017

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...

18 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

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