Hot News from Technology Giant, Sony
Okay, I get it, you're impressed. You would be. It's the World's Fastest SD Card.
We were too, having caught sight of what's been happening in the world of digital camera memory cards. Sony has smashed the ceiling and produced this 128GB (SF-G Series) SD card, capable of transferring files at up to speeds of 300MB's….megabytes per second (that's read AND write speeds).
I'm just imagining a Nascar race right now as this is making my head spin. How long ago even was it that your trusty old digital memory cards were delivering a reasonable 2.4MB per second? I think B&W TV's were around at that point.
With the advance of digital camera and video camera technology, it's something Sony have identified as being a “need” rather than a want, especially for consumers using the likes of 4k video, high-megapixel DSLRs and the requirement to shoot at stupidly high frame-per-rate images.
According to Sony, from March 2017 a choice of 32GB, 64GB or 128GB UHS-II SF-G cards will be available.
It should also come as no surprise that these are Shockproof, X-ray proof, Waterproof and will operate in a temperature range of -25°C to -85°C aka -13°F to -121°F – just in case you were planning a short (accident-prone) trip to Siberia anytime during March.
With other memory card manufacturers (notably SanDisk, Kingston & Lexar) producing 512GB cards, you'd think Sony would have upped their capacity performance on this? The reason being that for those requiring these lightening speed transfer rates, chances are they'll be using up a ton of data at an equally insane rate!
We're not concerned, there's probably already one in Sony's pipeline anyhow….
Sony has also announced their MRW-S1 SD card reader is to accompany these little beasts to support the high read/write speeds.
The world only has a date in the diary of March 2017 for release and no prices announced yet. We'll be sure to let you know when this information becomes available.
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