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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sandisk and Kingston Announce SDHC UHS-I Cards

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:30 AM

As announced previously, the SDHC UHS-I standard allows for faster speeds on SD cards, and now Sandisk and Kingston have announced their respective versions. I am still wondering what UHS-I devices are there though! Hit the links for information on pricing.

Kingston UltimateXX SDHC UHS-I

Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I


Monday, September 6, 2010

Toshiba Crashes Panasonic's SD UHS-I Party With Faster Cards; New Standard Still Confusing

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/05/...hc-and-microsd/

"Panasonic must be mighty annoyed right about now, because Toshiba's seemingly got it trumped -- when the first batch of lightning-quick UHS-I cards ship in November, Toshiba's chips will be faster and larger on day one."

Toshiba is usually second to Panasonic when it comes to SD Card announcements, and so here is their announcement. The new cards are actually faster than what Panasonic has announced, with the full sized SD cards doing 95MB/s read versus Panasonic's 60MB/s read. Writing speed is not shabby at a stated 80MB/s, though we have yet to see how it will be in actual use. There are also microSD versions doing 40MB/s read and 20 MB/s write. Again, remember that the device also has to be UHS-I, else the cards will not perform at their full perfomance.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here We Go Again: Panasonic Announces Stupid Expensive SDHC Cards on SDHC UHS-I Standard

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.photographyblog.com/news...from_panasonic/

"Panasonic has announced its newest 8GB and 16GB SDHC UHS-I memory cards. UHS-I is the new standard for higher-speed Bus interface defined by the SD Association as part of the SD Memory Card Specification Ver.3.01, which provides up to 104MB/s performance."

Alright, so there's no pricing information yet, but like with all Panasonic SD cards based on the latest standards, they will be expensive, with promised speeds of 60MB/s. The announcement of the new speed standard has slipped under my radar, but now we have SDHC and SDXC standards to track, and the speed standards of Class 2-10 and UHS-I 1 to keep tabs on as well. Can the SD Association get their act together and get everything together in one standard for the future? Thanks!


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Sandisk 16 GB SDHC Extreme SDHC Memory Card: Worth It?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

The evolution of storage usually goes something like this: the medium gets a lot of attention when it's young, then as it grows older, it typically becomes a commodity that we care less about. Think of the early years of hard drives: moving from 40 MB to 80 MB was a massive improvement, and it was a big day when the first 1 GB drives hit the market. But now? We hardly bother to yawn when a 3 TB drive is announced. Sure, there are some stand-out drives (Western Digital's Raptor line for instance), but for the most part, hard drives are the forgotten technology inside your computer. SSDs, however, are still a young technology: performance improvements, capacity enhancements, and cost drops are still exciting enough to get a geek's heart going.

Flash memory falls somewhere in between those two; from a digital photography perspective, Flash memory storage has become so cavernous that the average person never needs to think twice about running out of space, unless they're shooting 1080p video alongside their still photos. There's still a bit of excitement left in the performance realm though, and SanDisk is at the forefront of pushing faster Flash memory. Their line of Extreme SDHC cards for instance are Class 10 performance, and claim up to 30 MB/s (200x) read and write speeds. They also cost a fair bit more than other brands. I set out to answer a fairly straight-forward question: was it worth it, from a practical standpoint, so shell out the extra money for a SanDisk Extreme SDHC card? Read more...


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