Since it wants to have a stake in all layers of the storage industry, ADATA is not neglecting any device type that uses NAND Flash technology, hence the rather extensive product line it has just launched.By extensive product line, we mean that ADATA has officially introduced no fewer than eight memory cards, all of them featuring the UHS-I U1 (compatible with SDA 2.0 speed Class 10) specification.
The UHS-I U1 standard defines memory cards with extremely fast transfer speeds. UHS is short for ultra-high speed after all.
The microSDHC UHS-I memory cards will start selling soon, in capacities of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB, respectively.
They all comply with the Secure Digital Association (SD) version 3.0 standard and read data at upt to 50 MB/s (sustained rate), while writing is accomplished at 33 MB/s tops. On that note, the random read and write IOPS are 1,300 and 100.
All in all, the small cards are more than suited for high-definition photography and video recording. Price will be dependent on the package (single memory card, card with SD adapter, and card with reader).
The Premier SDHC UHS-I memory cards will have the same capacities as above, and the same performance for that matter. Common digital cameras will be the main beneficiaries, making the cards an option for those seeking to save money, as well as shoot nice photos and films with digital cameras.
That leaves the Premier SDXC and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards, which will only ship in 64GB capacity. They have 50 MB/s read and 33 MB/s write speeds as above, but the random performance is of 1,400 and 100 IOPS, respectively.
All ADATA UHS-I U1 cards have error correcting code (ECC), write-switch protection functions, resistance to extreme temperatures and X-ray proof construction. The product page has all the info, but no prices.