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Speed Bump: Kingston Ships 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Card

Kingston has just released its fastest and largest microSDHC card to date: The 32GB Class 10 microSDHC packs 10MB/s read and write speeds, backed by Kingston's lifetime warranty.

Kingston has announced availability of its 32GB Class 10 microSDHC card, the largest in its Class 10 family to date. Class 10 cards have a minimum transfer rate of 10MB/s both ways (read and write). Kingston's standard lifetime warranty also applies here.

Apart from Kingston, only a handful of big name memory brands are currently selling 32GB Class 10 microSDHC cards. Expect to pay a premium for these – a search at a popular online retailer reveals a US$40 price difference between Kingston's Class 4 and Class 10 32GB models.

For reference, here are the official speed classes as defined by the SD Association:

Class Read Speed
Read Speed
Write Speed
Write Speed
2 16.0 2.0 16.0 2.0
4 32.0 4.0 32.0 4.0
6 48.0 6.0 48.0 6.0
10 80.0 10.0 80.0 10.0

Table adapted from Wikipedia.

See the full press release below:

Kingston Adds 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Card

Higher Capacity Matches Growing Smartphone, Tablet PC Use

Hsinchu, Taiwan — May 24, 2011 — Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping a 32GB Class 10 microSDHC card, adding to its family of 4GB, 8GB and 16GB Class 10 cards. The Kingston 32GB Class 10 microSDHC card is perfect for users with substantial memory needs.

Kingston’s Class 10 microSDHC cards are compatible with many of the latest smartphones, hi-def cameras and popular tablet PCs. The Class 10 cards have a fast minimum data transfer rate of 10MB/s and when combined with an optional adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC card. The cards come as a standalone, with an SD adapter or as a Mobility/Multi-Kit which includes the card, SD adapter and USB card reader.

Kingston microSDHC cards are backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/asia.

Kingston microSDHC Class 10 Features and Specifications:
•    Compliant: With the SD Card association specification
•    Versatile: When combined with the adapter, it can be used as a full-size SDHC card
•    Compatible: With microSDHC host devices; not compatible with standard microSD-enabled device/readers
•    File Format: FAT32
•    Reliable: Lifetime warranty
•    Capacities*: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
•    Dimensions: 0.43" x 0.59" x 0.039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
•    Speed: Class 10 – 10 MB/s minimum data transfer rate
•    Operating Temperature: -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
•    Storage Temperature: -40°F to 185° (-40°C to 85°C)
•    Weight: 1 oz. (2.7g)
*Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

Kingston Class 10 microSDHC Cards
Part Number Capacity and Features
MBLY10G2/32GB 32GB microSDHC Class 10 Mobility/Multi-Kit (card + SD Adapter + USB card reader)
SDC10/32GB 32GB microSDHC Class 10 (card + SD Adaptor)
SDC10/32GBSP 32GB microSDHC Class 10 (card only)
MBLY10G2/16GB 16GB microSDHC Class 10 Mobility/Multi-Kit (card + SD Adapter + USB card reader)
SDC10/16GB 16GB microSDHC Class 10 (card + SD Adapter)
SDC10/16GBSP 16GB microSDHC Class 10 (card only)
MBLY10G2/8GB 8GB microSDHC Class 10 Mobility/Multi-Kit (card + SD Adapter + USB card reader)
SDC10/8GB 8GB microSDHC Class 10 (card + SD Adapter)
SDC10/8GBSP 8GB microSDHC Class 10 (card only)
MBLY10G2/4GB 4GB microSDHC Class 10 Mobility/Multi-Kit (card + SD Adapter + USB card reader)
SDC10/4GB 4GB microSDHC Class 10 (card + SD Adapter)
SDC10/4GBSP 4GB microSDHC Class 10 (card only)

To discuss Kingston products, please visit www.kingston-blog.com. To try the exciting game “Challenge Your Memory”, please go to www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/ and http://apps.facebook.com/kingston/. To get the freshest information on Kingston, please go to http://twitter.com/KingstonFEPR.

To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online verification site: www.kingston.com/asia/verify. To try the game “Search for Genuine Kingston”, please go to http://anti-counterfeit.kingston-blog.com. For the interesting animation: The Adventures of Rex, please visit: www.theadventuresofrex.com.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/asia.

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