Toshiba Announces World’s Fastest-Writing SDHC Memory Cards

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Toshiba today announced new SDHC memory cards in their Exceria Pro series, which the company claims will sport the world’s fastest writing speeds. The UHS-II compliant memory cards will boast writing speeds of up to 240 MB/s, with reading speeds of up to 260 MB/s. These kinds of speeds are relevant to both videographers and photographers that need to save large amounts of data in a very short time. The cards are coming in sizes of 16 and 32 GB and will hit Japanese markets first in October, and will come to Europe shortly thereafter. The press release doesn’t state release dates for other markets. The retail price of the cards also have not been announced yet.

Via DC Watch

Do You Really Need a Faster CF Card?

I’m a photographer that will use something until it totally dies. That means that I’m a big fan of gaffer’s tape, film cameras, etc. Sure the nicest products are nice, but I don’t always need them. When Lexar announced their new 32GB UDMA 8 7 1000x speed professional CF card, I understood why someone would want one: for movies with an HDSLR. Additionally, when used with a USB 3.0 card reader, the upload speeds are blazing fast. But as a photographer that primarily shoots stills and only videos sometimes (like many of you) I wondered if it was worth the investment for myself.

So I put the two cards head to head in a test to see just how much faster the newer technology is than my older card.

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