Kingston’s ‘nex-gen’ SDXC Memory Card Reads upto 60MB/sec

By on June 6, 2010
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New Kingston SDXC memory cards has achieved read speed of 60MB/sec and write speed of 35MB/sec, and will come in 32GB and above capacity.

Press release:
Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of  the next-generation Kingston SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) UHS-1 Class 10 memory card, one of the fastest cards available in the market today, especially beneficial for prosumers and broadcasters . SDXC is the next standard from the Secure Digital Association (SDA) for SD cards with storage ranging from more than 32GB up to 2TB.

Although only a handful of SDXC compatible devices are on the market today, more and more products are evolving their designs to include SDXC slots. Popular devices that will benefit from additional fast storage are cameras, camcorders, HDTVs (High Definition TV), Blu-ray Disc™ players, navigation devices, mobile phones and computers. Kingston’s 19-in-1 Media Reader (Kingston part#: FCR-HS219/1) is compatible with SDXC cards when connected to a PC with an operating system supports exFAT.

“Kingston is proud to bring an SDXC card to market that helps users of compatible high-end digital cameras and camcorders realize the full potential of their equipment. The SDXC card allows continuous high-speed burst shooting in RAW format and hours of hi-def recording,” said Antoine Harb, Business Development Manager, Kingston. “Adding the new SDXC card to our portfolio of Flash products paves the way for our network of resellers to meet market demand for photo and video applications as well as future generations of consumer products.”

The Kingston SDXC card is compliant with the SDA Memory Card Standard Version 3.01, UHS-1. UHS-1 stands for Ultra-High Speed Bus 1, which is the new architecture of SDXC cards, designed to reach speeds up to a maximum transfer rate of 104MB/sec., and 300MB/sec. in the future. SDXC cards utilize the exFAT file system and are not backwards compatible with SDHC or SD cards. Kingston’s offering has read speeds up to 60MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 35MB/sec.

The Kingston SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 will be available worldwide at the end of June. It is covered by a lifetime warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For information on SDXC card compatibility visit www.sdcard.org/consumers/using_sdxc/.


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