Toshiba Announces Exceria UHS-I U3 SD Cards for 4K Video

Toshiba Exceria UHS-I U3 SD Card

Toshiba has announced a new line of Exceria SD cards, which are currently available in sizes up to 64GB – with a 128GB model coming in January 2015. The new cards are UHS-I Speed Class 3 cards, which means they provide a minimum write speed of 30MB/s and are capable of recording 4K video on many current 4K cameras.

The new cards also provide read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 60MB/s.

Several sizes are available – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB – and range from $59.99 up to $179.99. Check them out here on Amazon.com.

SanDisk ‘4K-Ready’ Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Cards Now Available for Pre-Order

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SanDisk’s new high-speed Extreme Pro UHS-II cards are now available for pre-order.

Recall that this new line gets its major speed boost from the UHS-II bus interface. Most SD-compatible cameras currently on the market support UHS-I, at best. The only camera so far to support UHS-II is the new Fuji X-T1.

The new SanDisk UHS-II cards offer write speeds up to 250MB/s and read speeds up to 280MB/s. The Speed Class 3 rating delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 30MB/s, which is relevant to video shooters since it allows capture of the compressed 4K video formats we are starting to see on cameras. Expect this to become a bigger theme this year. [Read more...]