Memory Card

CompactFlash Association unveils XQD Ver.2.0 spec

CompactFlash Association unveils XQD Ver.2.0 spec

The first version of the CompactFlash Association XQD specification rolled out way back in December of 2011. That specification brought with it more performance for the CF cards used in many high-end cameras. The CompactFlash Association is back with a revised specification called XQD Ver.2.0.

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Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Since the first announcement of the Motorola-made smartphone Moto G, there’s been chatter about the possibility of expanding its internal memory. This week a teardown of the machine has gone the extra mile in figuring out if indeed this smartphone would be able to work with a microSD card though its official specifications for the public suggest that this is impossible. The first big clue came in the suggestion that one piece of its internal configuration was hiding a microSD card inside.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 has up to 450 MB/s reads

SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 has up to 450 MB/s reads

SanDisk recently announced a new memory card aimed at cinema pros. The memory card has 120 GB of storage and is called the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card. The memory card product is aimed at professional broadcast, cinematography, and professional photography markets.

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Lexar 64GB microSDXC has 600x transfer speeds

Lexar 64GB microSDXC has 600x transfer speeds

Lexar produces a wide range of flash storage devices including memory cards for virtually every smartphone camera that you can imagine. The company has unveiled a new impressively high-performance micro SDXC memory card aimed at enhancing mobile video capability. The card promises transfer rates as high as 600x.

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Toshiba Exceria Pro SD card touted as “world’s fastest”

Toshiba Exceria Pro SD card touted as “world’s fastest”

Toshiba is coming out with an ultra-fast series of SD cards that they're calling Exceria Pro, and the company is claiming that the new SD cards are the fastest around, with speeds hitting as fast 240 MB/s. These cards are aimed at professionals, such as photographers who need photos saved quickly.

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SanDisk Extreme microSDXC is eager for Ultra HD phones

SanDisk Extreme microSDXC is eager for Ultra HD phones

SanDisk has revealed its latest high-speed memory card, the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC, offering up to 64GB of mobile storage with transfer rates up to 80 MB/sec. The new memory cards, targeting smartphones and cameras where users want to shoot Full HD video, can be read at up to 80 MB/sec and written at up to 50 MB/sec, with Class 10 performance in preparation for Ultra HD video modes.

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Eye-Fi Mobi Review

Eye-Fi Mobi Review

With the Eye-Fi Mobi, the company has become wise to the power of the instant web connection. Where before this specific solution, a step or two between the initial photograph and the point at which you can share it with the web were required - and a desktop computer worked best - here the user can simply connect through an Android or Apple-made iOS device. If you can tap a "share" button, you can upload photos from your high-powered DSLR camera to the web with ease.

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Transcend announces 64GB microSDXC Ultra High-Speed storage card

Transcend announces 64GB microSDXC Ultra High-Speed storage card

Ever-increasing storage demands prompt increasingly higher capacity storage cards, including the newest release from Transcend, a 64GB microSDXC UHS-I. This ultra-high speed memory card offers very fast transfer speeds in the tiny microSD shell, bringing high storage capacity to your small mobile devices. This is part of the maker's UHS-I line, which ranges from 8GB to 64GB.

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Toshiba will show off SDHC memory card with TransferJet tech at CES

Toshiba will show off SDHC memory card with TransferJet tech at CES

CES 2013 starts early next month and there'll be no shortage of new devices on display at the show. Toshiba will be on hand at CES and one of the new products that it will be showing off is a slick SDHC memory card that features wireless transfer technology. Toshiba says that the memory card on display at the show will be a reference unit.

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Eye-Fi announces 16GB Pro X2 wireless memory card

Eye-Fi announces 16GB Pro X2 wireless memory card

Eye-Fi's unique line of memory cards have been serving photographers' wireless transfer needs for some time now, but the 8GB maximum the company had on their cards was a huge barrier for some photo snappers. Fortunately, Eye-Fi has now doubled the capacity storage and has released a 16GB model of their Pro X2 memory card.

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Kingston debuts cheap high-capacity SDXC memory cards

Kingston debuts cheap high-capacity SDXC memory cards

It's not uncommon for high-capacity memory cards for digital cameras and other devices to be very expensive. Some higher capacity SDXC cards can run well into the hundreds of dollars. Kingston has announced the launch of a pair of new high-capacity SDXC Class 10 memory cards with impressively reasonable prices.

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Sony hits 168MB/s with whippet-fast XQD memory cards

Sony hits 168MB/s with whippet-fast XQD memory cards

Sony has set a new memory card speed record, achieving a whopping 168MB/s from its next-gen XQD S-Series cards targeting HD video and high-res photographers. The 64GB QD-S64 and 32GB QD-S32 cards use a PCI Express Gen interface to hit an identical 168MB/s read and write rate, meaning it takes just 3.8 minutes to shuttle across 32GB of data to your computer.

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