TOSHIBA’S SUPER-FAST SD CARDS ADDRESS CHICKEN AND EGG PROBLEM
By John P. Mello Jr.
07/17/13 12:52 PM PT
Toshiba’s new Exceria Pro UHS-II cards speed up interpretation send rates and write times, permitting photographers to take bursts of photographs in discerning succession. In fact, they exaggerate a fastest write speeds in a market. The complaint is there aren’t any cameras accessible to await those on fire speeds. Having built a cards, however, Toshiba is assured which concordant inclination will come.
There’s been a customary for super-fast SD cards for dual years now, though signs of products deploying a record have been absent. That is, they were absent until Tuesday, when Toshiba voiced skeleton to broach a new line of SD cards regulating UHS-II record to a marketplace this fall.
The allege notice gives device makers time to begin conceptualizing products which await a swifter read, write and send speeds upheld by UHS-II.
“Now which a cards have been starting to appear, a inclination should follow,” Kevin Schader, executive of communications with a SD Association, told TechNewsWorld.
“You have to have a label prior to a device which functions with them,” he continued, “so typically we see a cards initial and a inclination follow. It’s a duck and egg thing.”
Although there have been no inclination which await UHS-II now, given a cards have been backward-compatible, we can use them in most existent SD slots. You only won’t be means to take value of a chrome-burning speeds upheld by a new cards.
Toshiba claims which a new Exceria Pro UHS-II label boasts a fastest write speeds in a marketplace during 240 MB per second. Read speeds have been rated during 260 MB/sec.
The UHS-II customary can await interpretation send speeds up to 312 MB/sec.
The Exceria Pro will be offering in dual sizes — sixteen GB and 32 GB — and is approaching to strech worldwide markets in October.
In serve to a Pro series, Toshiba skeleton to recover an Exceria UHS-II array in Nov which supports slower write speeds — 120 MB/sec — and a same review speeds as a Pro. Those cards will be offering in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities.
Ideal for 4K, Blu-ray Apps
No pricing for a cards has been voiced by Toshiba yet, though it’s been reported which a 64 GB Exceria label will sell for US$ 250.
While digital cameras have done outrageous strides in picture peculiarity and versatility, users have prolonged longed for to see improvements in interpretation send rates and write times, so they can take bursts of photographs in discerning succession, according to Toshiba.
This direct has grown as high-performance digital single-lens involuntary cameras and mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have gained recognition and changed in to a mainstream, a association said, whilst serve advances in higher-resolution picture recording fuel direct for transfers of data-rich images during tall speed.
“These cards have been unequivocally preferred for applications with vast amounts of interpretation — 4K television, Blu-ray video — anything which creates vast files which we wish to pierce quickly,” SDA’s Schader said.
Despite a on fire speeds betrothed by Toshiba, veteran photographers will expected hang with their a one preferred storage medium: CompactFlash.
That’s what’s typically found in high-end digital cameras — a kind veteran photographers use, explained Toshiba USA Product Manager Jacky Lee.
“SD cards have been some-more for point-and-shoot cameras,” he added.
CompactFlash media have benefits which trump speed for most pro photogs, explained David D. Busch, beautiful executive for a David Busch Photography Guides.
“Professionals cite CompactFlash since it’s some-more rugged,” he told TechNewsWorld. “SD cards have been additionally not as large and simpler to lose.”
“It feels nicer to have a good large CompactFlash label than a little SD card,” he added.
Nevertheless, a little high-end cameras, similar to a $ 4,000 Canon EOS 5D Mark III, await both CompactFlash and SD media. There have been a series of advantages to which arrangement, Busch noted.
“You can save to both slots simultaneously, so we can have an involuntary backup,” he said.
A bugaboo of veteran imagesmiths is using out of storage space in a center of a shoot. Dual slots can give a shooter square of thoughts in which regard, as well.
“With dual slots, we can set them for crawl and not be concerned about stuffing up your CompactFlash card,” Busch explained.
“Professionals would cite to have dual CompactFlash cards in a camera, though there isn’t room in a camera these days for that,” he added.
Earlier this year, Toshiba introduced a line of Exceria CompactFlash cards with review speeds of 160 MB/sec and write speeds of 150 MB/sec. Card sizes operation from sixteen GB to 64 GB, and they operation in cost from $ 129.99 to $ 499.99.