Samsung Intros 80 MB/s Memory Cards

The new flagship "Pro Series" delivers write speeds of up to 20 MB/s (microSD) and 40 MB/s (SD), as well as read speeds of up to 70 MB/s (microSD) and 80 MB/s (SD). According to Samsung, the memory cards are rated shock proof at up to 3,200 lbs and magnet proof up to 10,000 gauss.

The SD Pro Series is available in 16, 32 and 64 GB capacities and carries suggested retail pricing of $70, $120, and $240. The same pricing applies to the microSD Pro Series, but Samsung also offers an 8 GB version that sells for $40.

The company also updated its mid-range Extreme Speed series (up to 48 MB/s read and write speeds), which is priced from $23 for a 8 GB cards to $75 for 32 GB versions. The mainstream series (up to 24 MB/s read and write speeds) starts at $13 for 4GB cards and lands at $70 for the 32 GB models.

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  • drwho1
    ttg_avengedLOL aren't flash drives still MUCH faster? I guess this is good for phones, and tablets. That's about it.

    and probably camcorders, SLR cameras....
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  • CaedenV
    ttg_avengedLOL aren't flash drives still MUCH faster? I guess this is good for phones, and tablets. That's about it.

    um... no.
    Consumer SD cards and flash drives use similar tech which typically gets somewhere between 5-15MB/s.
    Higher end cards and flash drives can max out USB2 at 20-25MB/s, and that is about as fast as you can get on SD cards (until now)
    USB3 flash drives are faster than USB2, but still not anywhere near the theoretical throughput of the interface, and typically much slower than even cheap SSDs, having a throughput somewhere in the 40-60MB/s range, so this new SD card shoudl meet or beat that.

    Personally I have an nice little HD camera which takes SD card media, and I have not been able to find cards fast enough to shoot uncompressed 1080p (or even 720p) video with it. It does great with PNY Pro cards for doing lightly compressed footage, but I bet if I feed it one of these I could get the full glory that my camera is capable of.
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  • willard
    Those are some crazy fast SD cards, with a price to match.
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  • ttg_Avenged
    LOL aren't flash drives still MUCH faster? I guess this is good for phones, and tablets. That's about it.
    -16
  • drwho1
    ttg_avengedLOL aren't flash drives still MUCH faster? I guess this is good for phones, and tablets. That's about it.

    and probably camcorders, SLR cameras....
    16
  • _Cubase_
    ttg_avengedLOL aren't flash drives still MUCH faster?


    Thanks professor.
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