Memory Card

Galaxy Note 7 could get hybrid UFS/microSD card slot

Galaxy Note 7 could get hybrid UFS/microSD card slot

Just last week, Samsung revealed the world's first batch of removable memory cards sporting the new Universl Flash Storage (UFS) spec. Those cards, which had even had a 256 GB card among them, promised near SSD storage reading speeds and faster than microSD card writing speeds. The one fatal problem, though, was that UFS was incompatible with all current microSD card readers in the market. Not to worry, says Samsung, as it is developing a slot that can read both kinds of cards. Given the timing, it could even make its debut in the Galaxy Note 7.

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Samsung outs world’s first UFS 256GB memory card

Samsung outs world’s first UFS 256GB memory card

Samsung has a strange attitude when it comes to microSD cards and smartphones. In the Galaxy S6 generation, it removed those but due to no small amount of criticism, it returned those in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and, presumably, the upcoming Galaxy Note 6/7 as well. And now it has unveiled what it boasts is the world's first batch of microSD cards, including a 256 GB one, based on the new UFS removable card standard. But, sadly, these new cards might not be compatible with any existing device in the market today.

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SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC card is optimized for 4K video

SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC card is optimized for 4K video

SanDisk has announced a pair of new memory cards that are specifically made to store lots of data and run at high speeds needed for the best performance in video cameras and other devices. The new memory cards include the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition. The former is billed as the fastest microSDXC card in its class.

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SanDisk 128GB Extreme Plus gets Works with GoPro verified

SanDisk 128GB Extreme Plus gets Works with GoPro verified

SanDisk has announced that one of its largest capacity microSDXC memory cards has become one of the first cards to be Works with GoPro verified. The memory card in question is the 128GB SanDisk Extreme Plus microSDXC memory card. The verification process for Works with GoPro ensures that the storage media provides the performance and reliability needed to work smoothly with GoPro cameras for different needs and in different conditions.

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Sony XQD memory card boasts up to 440MB/s reads

Sony XQD memory card boasts up to 440MB/s reads

Sony has announced the launch of a pair of new memory cards and a new memory card reader. The new memory cards are aimed at pro level photographers using high-end DSLR cameras who want high capacity and fast read and write speeds. The new memory cards include a XQD offering and a new SD card.

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Samsung debuts PRO Plus 128GB microSD cards

Samsung debuts PRO Plus 128GB microSD cards

Samsung has just announced the addition of a 128GB option to its PRO Plus microSD card lineup. The flash memory solution is aimed at offering the most storage possible for multimedia content, especially when demands for capacity and speed are increasing as more devices like action cameras, drones, DSLRs, and smartphones are capable of recording and playing 4K video.

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You can now buy Sandisk’s 200 GB microSD card on Amazon

You can now buy Sandisk’s 200 GB microSD card on Amazon

At MWC early last March, Sandisk wowed the crowd with what we thought is the highest capacity microSD card so far. Well, it can still cling to that title for now, as it is truly the highest capacity microSD card available in the market. Yes, Sandisk has finally made its 200 GB microSD card available and one can buy it on Amazon already. But while the little card is ready to store thousands of photos and hours of footage, do be aware that you will be paying twice as much for it.

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Microdia has a 512GB microSD card you probably can’t afford

Microdia has a 512GB microSD card you probably can’t afford

SanDisk may have just unveiled their crowning glory at Computex, the 200 GB microSDXC card, but already they have some tough competition, depending on how you look at it. On the same Computex floor, a company called Microdia is flaunting a microSD card that has more than double that capacity. Yes, welcome the 512 GB microSDXC card. This one is set to go out in July if everything goes well for Microdia, but it is going to carry a prohibitively expensive price tag that very few consumers will be able to afford.

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SanDisk debuts new 200GB microSDXC card

SanDisk debuts new 200GB microSDXC card

It's the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and things are already heating up. The latest mobile device manufacturers are showcasing the hottest technology that they've been dreaming up all year. Today, SanDisk unveiled a new microSD memory card. It remarkably holds 200GB on a microSD card. SanDisk also introduced two other products which alternately focused on endurance and convenience.

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Toshiba launches SDHC memory card with built-in NFC

Toshiba launches SDHC memory card with built-in NFC

Toshiba has rolled out a new type of memory card with a technology inside that we haven't seen before. The memory card is a SDHC card with integrated NFC functionality. The new memory card will be offered in three different capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. The official unveil of the memory card was done at CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week.

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Kingston outs new high speed, high capacity memory cards

Kingston outs new high speed, high capacity memory cards

Mobile devices and digital cameras are getting more capable and more sophisticated these days, but one thing that prevents them from really taking off is data storage, in particular the issues of sizes and speeds. That is why manufacturers like Kingston are always trying to push the limits of their products. This latest batch of cards, both in microSDHC/SDXC and regular SDHC/SDXC forms, not only boasts of ultra high read and write speeds, they also now come in double the usual storage space, reaching 128 and 256 GB.

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SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro microSDXC card: fastest available

SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro microSDXC card: fastest available

Joining SanDisk's new 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC milestone is the company's 64GB microSD card in the same product line -- the fastest microSD card currently available, boasts SanDisk, with a higher capacity for growing storage needs. With the 64GB Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-I card comes, among other things, the ability to handle 4k video.

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