Silicon Power Announces a Bunch of Memory Cards

The Elite UHS-I series contains SDHC, SDXC, microSDHC and microSDXC cards

Silicon Power has decided not to ration things for once and has just slammed the flash storage market with a collection of memory cards, one large enough to cover all the bases, and then some.

The new range of NAND Flash-based storage devices is called Silicon Power Elite UHS-1 and includes both full-size and micro-size cards.

SDHC, SDXC, microSDHC and microSDXC storage devices come in 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities.

All of them are compatible with the SDA Memory Card Standard Version 3.0.1 and the Ultra High Speed Class 1 specification (UHS-1).

This allows them to read and write data at much faster rates than what SD 2.0 would allow.

For example, the Elite UHD-1 SDXC can read at up to 50 MB/s and write at 15 MB/s, while the SDHC UHS-I manage 40 MB/s and 15 MB/s, respectively (Class 10 video recording performance).

DSLR cameras, HD camcorders and 3D cameras will enjoy these specifications quite a bit, as they enable video capture at high resolutions.

Some would think that the smaller cards are slower, but that does not appear to be the case. The speeds are the very same as above for microSDXC and microSDHC cards.

Thanks to them, smartphones, portable media players and other miniature gadgets will reap the benefits of the Class 10 specification.

“By offering a whole new photographic experience in high-speed photo shooting and video capturing, the Elite UHS-1 series is your perfect selection for DSLR, camcorders, smartphones and tablets users,” the company says in its press release.

For those that want specifics, the SDXC and microSDXC Elite UHS-1 are the only ones that come in 64 GB. The rest are restricted to 16 GB and 32 GB, while only the microSDHC cards have an 8 GB option. Silicon Power has more information on its website.


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