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kingfish
Esteemed Contributor III

Sony unveils SD cards so fast, they’ve bumped up against interface speed limits

"Sony has announced a new line of SD cards that aren’t just fast — they’re capable of hitting the fundamental performance limits of the Ultra High Speed II (abbreviated UHS-II) specification. That standard offers up to 312MB/s of performance, while Sony is claiming 300MB read/write speeds for its new line of SF-G SD cards.

The UHS-II standard specifies a 156MB/s data rate when in half-duplex mode (reading and writing simultaneously) and a 312MB/s rate when only reading or writing. Sony’s published claim of 300MB/s reads and 299MB/s writes assumes half-duplex operation, though that’s probably a reasonable assumption since most people aren’t writing 4K video while simultaneously attempting to read it.

These new cards aren’t available in very high capacities, with 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB options available. Other manufacturers have ramped SD cards with 256GB and 512GB capabilities, but Sony is clearly going for performance over capacity with this product family. The 300MB read speed isn’t particularly impressive, but 300MB/s writes is something altogether different."

Sony unveils SD cards so fast, they've bumped up against interface speed limits - ExtremeTech

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black_zion
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Sony unveils SD cards so fast, they’ve bumped up against interface speed limits

128GB for a 4K video is only...114 minutes at 150mbps. I saw PNY 512GB Elite Performance SDXC UHS-I/U3 Class 10 Memory Card, Speed Up to 95MB/s (P-SDX512U3H-GE)-... (UHS class 3 is 30MB/s write minimum) which can easily do 150mbps 4K video for $200, wonder what Sony's 128GB card costs?

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss
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Re: Sony unveils SD cards so fast, they’ve bumped up against interface speed limits

lemme know when they are in microSD format, i have a few tablet machines that could take advantage

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