Toshiba starts shipping samples of its UHS-II compliant microSD cards, which are currently considered yet again as the world’s fastest.
Toshiba started rolling out its new microSD cards earlier this week, with units being shipped out right now for sampling. The microSD cards are UHS-II compliant cards, and are claimed to be one of the fastest (if not the fastest) microSD cards available today.
UHS-II compliant SD cards are potentially faster than older UHS-I SD cards, optimally having five to six times higher data transfer rates. The improved speed is largely due to the fact that it has more pins than previous SD cards, which allows for more parallel data processing.
The new UHS-II microSD cards will be available in 32 and 64GB storage sizes. The 32GB model has a read speed of 260MB/s and write speed of 240MB/s. For the 64GB model, it would have a read speed of 145MB/s and write speed of 130MB/s. Data formats for both microSD cards will be FAT32 and exFAT. Again, the new microSD cards can still be used on older microSD card slots, though it would only perform just as fast as an ordinary microSD card.
Last June 2013, Toshiba had already released full-size UHS-II SD cards with more or less the same added specifications. SanDisk also followed suit with its own UHS-II SD cards earlier this 2014. However, this is the first time that a UHS-II compliant microSD card was made commercially available.