Samsung Updates PRO Plus UHS-I Reminiscence Playing cards with Improved Speeds

Samsung has been advertising SD and microSD playing cards for a number of years now beneath the PRO Plus lineup within the UHS-I class. We looked on the 2020 lineup intimately a number of years again. In 2021, the corporate up to date this product line with elevated learn/write speeds of 160 MBps / 120 MBps. Immediately, the corporate is asserting new updates to the lineup with elevated speeds of as much as 180 MBps reads and 130 MBps writes. The brand new playing cards include a V30 video pace class ranking, guaranteeing a minimal write pace of 30 MBps even beneath worst-case circumstances.

On the microSD entrance, Samsung is touting A2 software efficiency class for the brand new playing cards. These playing cards assure a minimal of 4000 random learn IOPS and 2000 random write IOPS beneath all circumstances. Given the rise in variety of use-cases for microSD playing cards over SD playing cards – cellular units, sport consoles, drones, and motion cameras, the PRO Plus microSD lineup features a 512GB SKU for the brand new speeds. The PRO Plus SD lineup with the brand new speeds tops out at 256GB.

Samsung 2023 PRO Plus SD and microSD Lineup
  microSD SD
Capability 512GB 256GB 128GB 256GB 128GB 64GB
Launch Pricing (Card) $60 $30 $19 $38 $22 $13
Launch Pricing (Card + Reader) $65 $38 $26 $50 $30
Interface UHS-I
SD Normal SDXC
Efficiency 180 MBps (R) / 130 MBps (W)
Velocity Class U3, V30, A2, Class 10

The corporate can be having choose SKUs out there with a bundled USB 3.0 card reader. Be aware that UHS-I formally goes as much as 104 MBps solely. The upper speeds that make an look within the new SKUs’ packaging is enabled by proprietary extensions (different producers corresponding to SanDisk and Lexar additionally undertake an identical technique). Normal UHS-I card readers might not ingest from / write information to the brand new playing cards on the increased speeds.

The PRO Plus lineup continues with its promise of sturdiness (potential to face up to excessive dealing with and storage circumstances). Mixed with the 10-year guarantee, Samsung continues to focus on skilled customers with the lineup updates.

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