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Kingston's New UHS-I U3 SDXC Cards Can Write at 80 MB/s

Kingston has announced a new lineup of SD cards, which are rather speedy. They are to be known by the part numbers SDA3/16GB, SDA3/32GB, and SDA3/64GB.

The cards match the SD Association's newest specification, UHS-I  U3, though go well beyond the required performance numbers. Kingston claims that the SD cards can read and write at 90 MB/s and 80 MB/s, respectively. The U3 specification guarantees you at least 30 MB/s for both reading and writing. Of course, to meet these speeds when accessing the cards from your PC, you'll need a USB 3.0 capable card reader.

The 16 GB and 32 GB models are based on the SDHC technology and feature a FAT32 file format. The 64 GB card is an SDXC card, initialized with the exFAT file format.

No word on availability or pricing yet.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.