Kingston outs new high speed, high capacity microSD and SD memory cards

Kingston outs new high speed, high capacity microSD and SD memory cards
How much storage is enough storage? Trick question, because with megabytes, not unlike horsepower, you can never have enough. Thankfully, memory manufacturers like Kingston are familiar with that feeling and work tirelessly to fit more memory on less chips. The American corporation introduced new microSD and SD cards that happen to offer UHS-1 spec read/write speeds on top of their extended storage. In layman's terms, these cards are capable of 90MB/s read speeds and 45MB/s write speeds as long as the device they are in can handle such data transfer. 

As for memory capacity, the new microSD solutions go up to 128GB, while SD cards step in 256GB waters. Photographers will be having a field trip with these! Alas, Kingston hasn't published pricing and availability details yet, but the full technical details, along with the promise of lifetime warranty and support are available. Meanwhile Samsung, Toshiba, and other big timers are pushing super-fast NAND storage for next year's flagship mobile devices. Flying cars might be a little far ahead, but high-speed spacious memory is coming soon to everyone!

source: Business Wire via SlashGear



1. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah!! cant wait until the price drops :-)

2. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

u said it!!! Hell No im not buyin it at the New prices!!! probably have to wait for Black Friday 2015 tbh!!!!

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Get a regular class 10 128GB one this black Friday then...

3. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

There are no current smartphone/tablet that supports UHS-I and it will limit to Class 10 only. Dont expect 90MB/45MB speed from the card in smartphones/tablets.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It is something of a waste on a phone or tablet. I suppose if you take the card out and connect it to your PC, you can still get some small benefit from the speed.

4. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Yay for smartphones that still support microSD cards! Faster and larger storage speeds for a fraction of the cost of buying internal memory!

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

just wished i could install games directly to an external sd card in adroid like i can on windows phone.

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