Realtek demonstrated its first controller compliant with the SD 6.0 spec and supporting the UHS-III transfer rate of up to 624 MB/s at Computex. The device seems to be ready silicon-wise, it is demonstrated on a QA-status board, but the company has not found an appropriate card to demonstrate advantages of the controller and readiness of the software stack. When the SD Association introduced the SD 6.0 specification and the UHS-III bus early in 2017, it was largely considered as a very forward-looking announcement as not all the SD 5.x features are used, whereas the UHS-II devices (outside of the DSLR world) remain exotics even today. Despite their small sizes, SD cards are rather complex SSD-like devices that need to offer a lot more than...

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