Samsung today introduced PRO Endurance microSD card that is specially designed to meet the rigorous demands of surveillance cameras, dashboard camera systems, doorbell cams, body cameras, and other types of cameras. It tends to produce improved endurance and performance for secure and effective continuous capture and playback.
According to Samsung, the PRO Endurance models, which are built on enterprise-grade NAND flash memory, can last as long as “up to 33 typical speed-focused cards.” whereas the read and write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 40MB/s, respectively, cannot compete with the 160MB/s of the earlier PRO consumer models.
The new microSD cards feature a Class 10 setup with video speed ratings of close to U3 (UHS Speed Class 3) and V30 (Video Speed Class 30), making them suitable for dealing with large, high-resolution file types while enabling seamless Full HD and 4K recording and playback.
From there, users can fully expect to see the company’s six-proof durability reinforced. The new version is resistant to water, magnets, X-rays, and extreme temperatures. It also has what appear to be better protections against drops and constant use, as seen in the previous version.
Samsung promises up to 16 years (140,160 hours) of continuous recording time with the card, so it can last as long as up to 33 typical speed-focused cards, saving frequent replacement costs, says the company.
Pricing and availability
Starting May 3, Samsung’s new PRO Endurance microSD card will be available for purchase globally.
There are four different storage capacities available: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price ranges from $10.99 (INR 839 approx.) for the 32GB to $54.99 (INR 4202 approx.) for the 256GB.