Today, Kingston sent word of their newly released higher capacity SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) cards. The cards are said to offer transfer speeds up to 90 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write, which makes them ideal for recording and playback of 4K content. For photography, they will also be ideal for use with D-SLR and D-SLM cameras. Here is the press release received this morning.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the addition of 128GB and 256GB capacities to its line of SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) cards.
The UHS-I U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3) specification guarantees performance of at least 30MB/s read and write, and enough bandwidth to record and playback 4K video without interruption. Kingston’s SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card provides speeds of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, which is up to 9x faster (read) and up to 8x faster (write) than standard Class 10 SD cards. The faster speeds ensure the best video and photo integrity by reducing stutter as well as faster PC upload time, especially when using USB 3.0 card readers.
The higher-capacity cards are ideal for Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR), Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (D- SLM) cameras, camcorders and video cameras. They allows users to capture larger high-definition files including Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D, and 4K2K videos. In addition to 4K video capture, they can also be used for high-density photography in burst or continuous capture mode.
SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 is backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support. For more information, visit kingston.com/us/flash/sd_cards.
Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Flash Card Features & Specifications:
Versatile: Class 10 performance when used in a non-UHS-I capable device
Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification
Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
Compatible: with SDHC & SDXC host devices; SDXC cards are not compatible with SDHC-enabled devices/readers
File format: FAT32 (SDHC 16GB, 32GB); exFAT (SDXC 64GB, 128GB, 256GB)
Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
Capacities: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm
Operating Temperatures: -25°C to 85°C
Storage Temperatures: -40°C to 85°C
Performance: up to 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)