Sandisk announce 45MB/s UHS SD cards
Andy Ruffell / 8 years ago
Sandisk have announced their first foray into UHS territory, with a brand new SD that packs a mighty punch. The new hot product offers 45MB/s read and 10MB/s write speeds which may not sound like much compared to 300MB/s SSDs, but trust me, this is big.
As an example; a 1080p H264 movie file uses no more than 30Mbits/s on an average Blu-ray disc and this card can write at 80Mbit/s and read at 360Mbit/s. That would be more than sufficient for non-stop 3D with no buffering time or saving, resulting in just pure recording goodness. This also equates to 3 RAW photos a second for the DSLR fans out there.
Sadly, as with SDHC, the card requires a compatible camera to operate at its full capacity, but hopefully we will see more and more of these compatible devices come to market as the year progresses.
Price wise will see the 8GB version costing $110 and the 32GB at an astonishing $350 so get your wallets ready and don’t tell the wife.