Toshiba has just unveiled the world’s fastest microSD cards,giving a boost to smartphones, tablets, cameras, and anything which utilizes fast data transfers.
The 32GB version of the Toshiba UHS-II microSD card boasts speeds of up to 260MB/s read and 240MB/s write.The 64GB version has maximum read and writes speeds of 140MB/s and 130MB/s respectively. The 32GB version uses exFAT filesystem and achieves overwhelming speed due to a two-lane half-duplex interface that achieves double the rate of its 64GB sibling – 3.12Gbps.
Those figures means that high quality 4K video, live broadcast, and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras. Moreover future products like cameras and smartphones could record and store high resolution media without changing significantly their form factors to accommodate larger or specialty cards.
Compared to Toshiba’s older 32GB UHS-I card, the read speed is 2.7 times faster, while the write speed is a whopping eight times faster. Price and availability have not been determined, but Toshiba has reportedly already given these cards to manufacturers. This means we could see upcoming devices supporting the cards, able to better support more demanding applications like ultra-high-resolution photography and video.