Memory Card

Toshiba XFMEXPRESS opens the door for removable SSD cards

Toshiba XFMEXPRESS opens the door for removable SSD cards

The current state of technology is pretty much a compromise when it comes to data storage. HDD's have high capacities and are cheap but sometimes unreliable while SSDs are thinner, more durable, but also more expensive. On smaller devices, PCIe attached NVMe storage offer speeds that even UFS much less eMMC storage can only dream of but users are mostly stuck with what's soldered onboard. Toshiba, however, is saying you don't need to choose with its new XFMEXPRESS form factor that is practically an SSD card not unlike a microSD card.

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Sony CFexpress memory card promises to be even faster than CFast

Sony CFexpress memory card promises to be even faster than CFast

The past few days may have been filled with mobile news but the computing industry wasn't content to be silent either. The USB Implementers Forum (USB IF), for example, has announced the new unified USB 3.2 branding and new microSD Express cards have launched with even better speeds to meet new demands today. Not te be left behind, Sony has announced the development of the CFexpress Type B, its latest CompactFlash memory card, that would run circles around its fastest CFast cards.

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This 1TB Lexar SDXC UHS-I card is perfect for 4K and 3D VR

This 1TB Lexar SDXC UHS-I card is perfect for 4K and 3D VR

Lexar may have only returned to the flash storage space last year, but it's wasting no time in offering a ridiculously large SD card. The new Lexar Professional 1TB 633x SDXC UHS-I card is one of the largest SD format memory cards you could find for your camera, video camera, or 3D capture rig.

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Sony SF-G TOUGH SD cards are perfect for your rugged camera

Sony SF-G TOUGH SD cards are perfect for your rugged camera

While expandable memory is almost an endangered species on smartphones, digital cameras are naturally reliant on these thin pieces of plastic that we call SD cards. Cards that can easily break and wear down, taking all the precious memories and work data along with it. So while modern digital cameras are designed to be used almost anywhere, their precious SD cards, ironically, aren’t. That’s where’s Sony’s new SF-G TOUGH specification UHS-II SD cards come in, promising both ruggedness and speed in one, monolithic package.

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512GB microSD card exists: here’s when it’s coming

512GB microSD card exists: here’s when it’s coming

What is the largest capacity microSD (technically microSDXC) card in the market today? If you answered SanDisk’s tiny 400 GB card launched last August, then you’re woefully out of date. Well, just half out of date. UK-based Integral Memory just announced its a microSDHC/XC Class 10 UHS-I card with a whopping 512 GB of storage inside. Only problem for now is that it isn’t available for you to buy just yet. And when it does, be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it.

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Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

With smartphones gnawing at their bottom line, camera makers are pushing the upper limits of DSLRs and professional camera equipment. But the increased capabilities and performance of latest gen cameras hasn’t given memory makers enough time to catch up. Sony, however, is now saying it has. The consumer electronics giant has just announced its new G Series of CFast 2.0 memory cards that it boasts is faster than the fastest CFast card around.

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Don’t sleep on these SanDisk microSD Black Friday deals

Don’t sleep on these SanDisk microSD Black Friday deals

Memory cards and USB drives may not be the most traditional thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but if you're running out of storage on your phone or camera then some SanDisk memory deals for Black Friday 2017 may still give you reason to be grateful. Lighting up on Amazon today, the SanDisk Thanksgiving deals offer some sizable cuts on microSD cards up to 256 GB in capacity, among other swappable storage.

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Sony’s new SF-G memory cards claimed to be world’s fastest

Sony’s new SF-G memory cards claimed to be world’s fastest

We are living in a 4K age, with TVs, monitors, and even some smartphones capable of display such high-resolution content and cameras, and, yes, smartphones being able to create hi-res images and videos. The bottleneck, however, is the intermediate holding place for 4K content captured by cameras. In other words, memory cards. While handy and compact, SD cards aren’t exactly the fastest storage medium around, but they’re the only ones you can use with digital cameras. Well, worry no more, because Sony has just announced its new SF-G line of SDXC cards which it boasts is the world’s fastest memory card.

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SD Association unveils App Performance Class SD cards

SD Association unveils App Performance Class SD cards

The SD Association has announced a new type of memory card that users of smartphones and tablets that need more space for their favorite apps will want to know about. The new App Performance Class is part of SD Specification 5.1 and establishes technical and market requirements to run and store apps on SD cards. The specification still supports storage of images, video, music, documents, and other data as well.

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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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