High-Speed transfers are the need of the day and an important thing to ensure that transfer-rate is a fast paced memory card. If you remember something about the Memory Card standard defined by the SD Association in April 2009, you will be surely expecting an SDXC card by now, and Toshiba is the one to adapt first comes across as no surprise. It has been a leader in innovating NAND flash memory technologies and solutions and it has taken the lead yet again with the launch of the world’s first 64GB SDXC Card with the world’s fastest data transfer speeds-again compliant with the standards revealed in April. This rare launch is coupled with two SDHC cards (16 and 32GB) which also are in compliance with the fastest transfer rates. The OEMs will get the first feel of the SDXC cards with sample shipments in November, while the latest new SDHC cards will reach them by December.
Putting things in perspective, the High-Speed transfers’ compliance means a new level of ultra-fast read and write speeds to NAND flash based memory cards: The write speed would be 35MB per second and the read speed would be 60MB per second. This evolvement will meet the strong market demand for cards that combine high level performance with increased data capacity. The news will also bring a smile on the face of application developers who can now venture into new domains owing to the capability of these cards. As a consumer, we will first get to use these cards in spring next year.