Memory Cards

Samsung had last revamped their SDXC cards lineup back in 2014 to delineate them into the standard, PRO, and EVO categories. Since then, the company slowly phased out the full-sized cards from their lineup, and started to focus on microSDXC cards. This week, they are aiming to get back into the SDXC cards market for creators and professionals in the content capture market segment. Two new product families are being announced - the PRO Plus, and the EVO Plus. Both families are UHS-I cards, with the PRO Plus aimed at professionals, and the EVO Plus at creators. Samsung sampled the 128GB capacity cards in both families ahead of the retail launch. This review takes the cards out for a spin and attempts to analyze...

Transcend Launches microSD Cards with SLC Caching

Transcend has unveiled a new series of microSD memory cards that support pseudo-SLC caching to boost burst write speeds. The new USD230I memory cards offer data transfer speeds of...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2020

SanDisk Launches Max Endurance microSD Cards: 3 to 15 Years Warranty

In a world where NAND storage density, capacity, and low cost matter the most, key metrics that take a back seat include endurance and retention rates. For users who...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2020

Sonnet Introduces CFexpress and XQD Pro Card Reader with Thunderbolt 3

The market of professional memory cards has shrunk in the recent years as many cameras shifted to more compact SD cards, but there are still a good number of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2020

Kingston’s Fast SD Cards at CES 2020: UHS-II at 300 MB/s & UHS-I at 170 MB/s

Kingston has introduced several new high-performance Secure Digital memory cards at CES 2020, as well as new card readers. This time around the company decided to focus on SD...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2020

Phison Develops PS5017 Controller for SD Express & MicroSD Express Cards

In order for the SD 7.0/7.1 (aka SD Express) ecosystem to take off, a number of things are needed, but aside from specification itself, availability of controllers for card...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

Realtek Showcases RTS5261 SD Express Controller, up to 128 TB at 1GB/s

Last year the SD Association published its Secure Digital 7.0 standard that defines SD Express cards. At this year’s Computex, Realtek demonstrated one of the industry’s first SD Express...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

SanDisk's First 1 TB microSD Card Now Available

Marking a new high in microSD card capacities, Western Digital has started shipping its flagship SanDisk Extreme 1 TB microSDXC card. This is the company's (and industry's) first 1...

22 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2019

Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC UHS-I 512GB Memory Card Capsule Review

As content capture devices are recording ever-higher bitrate videos and higher resolution photos, high capacity memory cards are increasingly in demand. Everything from smartphones to game consoles to PCs...

11 by Ganesh T S on 5/10/2019

ADATA Launches microSD Cards Based on SLC NAND Memory

ADATA has introduced a new lineup of microSD cards that use SLC NAND and are aimed at industrial applications. By incorporating the lower-density and higher-reliability memory type, ADATA's IUDD362...

28 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

Kingston Launches High-Endurance microSD Cards: Up to 128 GB

Kingston has introduced its new lineup of microSD cards designed for write-intensive applications in harsh environments. Kingston’s Endurance family microSD cards promise extensive durability, an extended operating temperature range...

3 by Anton Shilov on 4/2/2019

Micron Returns to the microSD Card Market with the Micron c200 Series: From 128 GB to 1 TB

About a year and a half after discontinuing its Lexar consumer storage business, Micron is making a comeback with a series of microSD cards that it's demonstrating at Mobile...

5 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2019

Micron and Western Digital Unveil 1 TB microSD Cards with A2

The evolution of 3D NAND memory had enabled storage device makers to offer rather unprecedented capacities. To that end, this week at Mobile World Congress, Micron and Western Digital...

18 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2019

HiDisc’s 1 TB SDXC Card with A2 Rating Now at Retail

HiDisc, a Japanese brand that belongs to Magnetic Laboratories company, has started sales of its 1 TB SDXC memory cards in Japan. The cards do not offer very high...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2019

Lexar at CES 2019: 1 TB SDXC UHD-I Memory Card Announced

Lexar has announced the industry’s first commercial SD memory card featuring a 1 TB capacity. The SDXC card is designed for photo and video professionals who require massive capacities...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I 400GB Memory Card Capsule Review

Almost all content capture devices employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage. Hand-held consoles and many other computing systems (PCs as well as smartphones) also employ them for...

3 by Ganesh T S on 12/13/2018

ADATA XPG Launches Gaming microSD Cards, up to 512GB

ADATA this week launched its lineup of microSD cards aimed at gamers. The ADATA XPG microSD cards offer capacities up to 512 GB, and are compliant with the 'App...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2018

FreeTail EVOKE Pro microSDXC UHS-II Memory Card Capsule Review

Almost all content capture devices employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage. Hand-held consoles and many other computing systems (PCs as well as smartphones) also employ them for...

5 by Ganesh T S on 11/20/2018

Lexar Launches 512 GB microSD Card with A2 App Performance Spec

Lexar this past week introduced its new family of A2-class microSD cards, the Lexar High-Performance 633x A2. Supporting the highest Application Performance class, the new microSD card is designed...

17 by Anton Shilov on 11/5/2018

SanDisk Extreme microSD Cards with A2 App Performance Spec Unveiled: 4K/2K IOPS

Western Digital’s SanDisk division on Friday unveiled its first lineup of microSD cards that are compliant with the App Performance 2 (A2) specification. The new SanDisk Extreme cards are...

22 by Anton Shilov on 10/5/2018

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