Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Toshiba to Launch Ultra High-Speed SD Card

Toshiba will launch two new series of SD Cards that offer high-level data transfer rates and read-write performance. The "high-speed series" will offer a maximum data transfer rate of 5-megabytes per second, while the "ultra high-speed series" will push transfer rates to as high as 20MB per second, double the rate of any other Toshiba-brand SD Cards. Both series will be rolled out this autumn, in Japan in October and globally in November.



In May this year, the SD Card Association introduced the SD Speed Class, defining three minimum data transfer rates for next generation SD Cards: Class 2 supports a minimum data transfer rate of 2MB per second; Class 4 supports 4MB per second; and Class 6 6MB per second. Toshiba is first in the industry to announce the launch of Class 6 products.



Both the high-speed series Speed Class 4 SD Cards and ultra high-speed series Speed Class 6 SD Cards will be made available in 512MB(2), 1GB(3) and 2GB capacities. The SD Speed Class will be clearly stated on the card and its packaging, allowing users to select the card that makers specify for use with their digital products. Applications will include video recording with high performance digital cameras.



Toshiba said the new 1 GB and 2 GB cards will be suitable for application such as high-speed capacity storage in support of digital video.

http://www.chips.toshiba.com

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