MicroSD Move Over: UFS Memory Cards Announced

Posted: Jul 7 2016, 1:08pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
MicroSD Move Over: UFS Memory Cards Announced
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It seems like everything we know and love has been changing in the tech world. Today's change comes in removable storage. Samsung unveiled the industry's first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) card.

These new cards are the same size as the traditional microSD card, they are much faster. They work up to 530 megabytes per second, and have write speeds that are twice as fast. Reportedly, they will be available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacities. These cards are aimed toward HR mobile shooting devices like DSLRs, action cameras, drones, and 3D virtual reality cameras. According to Samsun, the UFS cards can read a 5GB, full-HD movie in around 10 seconds. It would take about a minute on a typical UHS-1 microSD card.

The cards "significantly reduces multimedia data downloading time, photo thumbnail loading time and buffer clearing time in burst shooting mode, which, collectively, can be particularly beneficial to DSLR camera users," Samsung teased.

But, according to CNET, Samsung's UFS cards will likely not be compatible with existing devices that use microSD. There hasn't been any comment as to whether or not they will come out with a product that will allow you to easily convert toward the UFS devices or not.

"By launching our new high-capacity, high-performance UFS card line-up, we are changing the growth paradigm of the memory card market to prioritize performance and user convenience above all," Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president at Samsung, said in a statement.

There haven't been any other details released yet, but we will keep you updated if there are.

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