Toshiba Set To Launch Ultra High Speed SD Memory Cards
Toshiba Corporation announced that it would launch two new series of SD Cards offering high level data transfer rates and read-write performance. The "high-speed series" will offer a maximum data transfer rate of 5MB/sec, while the "ultra high-speed series" will push transfer rates to as high as 20MB/sec. Both series will be rolled out this autumn; initially in Japan in October, and globally in November.
In May this year, the SD Card Association introduced the SD Speed Class, defining three minimum data transfer rates for next generation SD Cards: Class 2 supports a minimum data transfer rate of 2MB a second; Class 4 supports 4MB a second; and Class 6 6MB a second.
Both the high-speed series Speed Class 4 SD Cards and ultra high-speed series Speed Class 6 SD Cards will be made available in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacities. The SD Speed Class will be clearly stated on the card and its packaging, allowing users to select the card that makers specify for use with their digital products. Applications will include video recording with high performance digital cameras.
The new SD memory card series will be exhibited at the IFA 2006, the world's largest consumer electronics trade fair, which will be held at Berlin, Germany, from September 1 to 6, 2006.
Source: Toshiba Corporation
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