Samsung introduces ‘ultra-fast storage’ memory cards | Inquirer Technology

Samsung introduces ‘ultra-fast storage’ memory cards

/ 06:38 PM July 07, 2016

These new microSD cards will have SSD-like read speeds and capacity but will not be backwards compatible with the older format. Image Samsung Newsroom

Many are in favor of removing storage media on smartphones for its upgradeability while others are against it because of slower read and write concerns. Instead of arguing, Samsung has created really fast and really capacious memory cards.

Called Universal Flash Storage (UFS) removable memory cards, they are rated to attain read speeds of up to 530MB/s, not too distant from an SSD drive’s capabilities. These memory cards also have SSD-like capacities that reach up to 256GB, Engadget reported.

However, the new memory cards will not be backwards compatible with traditional microSD cards as evidenced by the different placement of the contact pins. So far, there is no device out in the market that supports this new standard, so its specifications will still require some real world tests before the consumer market can make a decision to embrace it or stick with the old microSD format.


Point-in-fact SanDisk recently announced its own 256GB capacity microSD line-up.  Alfred Bayle

READ: New SanDisk microSD holds up to 24 hours of HD videos

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