SD Express and SD Ultra Capacity will offer up to 985MBps transfer rate and up to 128TB cards

The SD Association at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai announced SD Express and new SD Ultra Capacity (SDUC) cards. The SD Express adds PCI Express and NVMe interfaces to the legacy SD interface. The PCIe 3.0 interface delivers 985 MBps maximum data transfer rate and the NVMe v1.3  protocol enables advanced memory access mechanism. Continue reading “SD Express and SD Ultra Capacity will offer up to 985MBps transfer rate and up to 128TB cards”

Sandisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC UHS-I card Review

Just a few years ago if you’d told me we’d be able to stuff 400GB of storage into something the size of my thumbnail, I’d have probably dismissed it as fantasy. After all, it wasn’t that long ago when 8, 16 or even 32GB memory cards were more than sufficient. Such is the pace of technology. Anyways, when Sandisk asked us if we’d want to check out their all new 400GB memory card, we just couldn’t say no. Follow along for our review of the Sandisk Ultra 400GB UHS-I microSDXC memory card.  Continue reading “Sandisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC UHS-I card Review”

Samsung PRO Endurance microSD card with 25 times better endurance announced

Samsung has introduced new PRO Endurance microSDHC/microSDXC card that promised  industry-leading endurance and up to 43,8001 hours of continuous video recording. This is targeted to be used in intensive video monitoring applications such as surveillance and security cameras, body cameras and dash cams, making continuous video monitoring fast and stable. It offers up to 100 MB/s read speeds, provides FHD recording and 4K support via write speeds of up to 30 MB/s. Continue reading “Samsung PRO Endurance microSD card with 25 times better endurance announced”

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC card launched in India for Rs. 19999

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSD

Western Digital Corporation has launched SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC, which was introduced as the world’s highest-capacity microSD card at the IFA 2017 in Berlin last year. It meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association’s SD 5.1 specifications that lets the card to load apps faster. Most of the high-end smartphones should support this card. Continue reading “SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC card launched in India for Rs. 19999”

SanDisk Extreme 400GB world’s fastest UHS-I microSD card announced

Last year at the IFA Western Digital Corporation introduced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card. This week at the MWC it has introduced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s fastest UHS-I microSD card offering 160MB/s  read speed.  It also meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A2) requirements to help launch and load apps faster, compared to A1.

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UFS 3.0 standard released, offers 2x faster performance than UFS 2.1

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JEDEC Solid State Technology Association today announced the new UFS 3.0 standard making it the first to introduce MIPI M-PHY HS-Gear4 with a data rate of up to 11.6 Gbps per lane which is a 2x performance increase over UFS 2.1. Continue reading “UFS 3.0 standard released, offers 2x faster performance than UFS 2.1”

Integral 512GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced

Last year at the IFA Western Digital Corporation introduced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC as the world’s highest-capacity microSD card for $249.99. Now UK-based Integral Memory plc has introduced 512GB microSDXC V10, UHS-I U1 card as the world’s highest capacity microSD. Continue reading “Integral 512GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced”

SanDisk Industrial microSD, SD and Automotive SD cards announced, can withstand extreme temperatures

SanDisk Industrial microSD and SD cards

Western Digital has introduced their new SanDisk SD and microSD cards line-up for the Automotive and specialized industrial applications. The company claims that these cards work in extreme and radical situations as they come with health status monitor capability, special data retention mechanisms. They are faster than their predecessors thus enabling them to handle tasks like surveying commercial drones and automobile dash cameras. Continue reading “SanDisk Industrial microSD, SD and Automotive SD cards announced, can withstand extreme temperatures”

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSD

Western Digital Corporation at the IFA 2017 in Berlin announced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC, which it claims to be world’s highest-capacity microSD card, couple of years after introducing 200GB microSDXC card. It meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association’s SD 5.1 specifications that lets the card to load apps faster. Most of the high-end smartphones should support this card. Continue reading “SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced”

WD Blue 250GB SSD Review

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After completing SanDisk acquisition last year, Western Digital introduced WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA SSDs for consumers in October. These were was launched in India a few months back. Both these promise near-maximum speed of SATA drives. Is the WD Blue 250GB SSD worth the price? Let us find out in the review.

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How to choose the best memory card for your smartphone

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Consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to smartphones. The same is the case for memory cards. However, the difference in terms of memory cards is that majority don’t understand the difference between various cards and the meaning of the terms used by manufacturers. Here is an explanation of some of those terms as well as factors to consider when buying your memory card.

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Why wireless storage is the ideal tool for an entertainment on the go

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With people becoming more and more tech savvy, there is an increase of the number of people using smart devices as well as an increase in the number of smart devices used by an individual. Making sure that these devices are charged itself is a big deal and it becomes even more difficult to make sure that all of them contain the necessary content as and when you need it. SanDisk has a solution for your problems such as running out of storage, having to carry multiple device, security of your data etc. Let’s take a look at what they offer.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO and Extreme Go USB 3.1 Flash Drives launched, 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card announced in India

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Western Digital Corporation today announced 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card in India. It was introduced earlier this year at the CES 2017 as the world’s first microSD card that meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association’s SD 5.1 specifications. It launched 256GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive, which is its fastest, high-capacity USB flash drive to date and Extreme Go USB 3.1 Flash Drive. Continue reading “SanDisk Extreme PRO and Extreme Go USB 3.1 Flash Drives launched, 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card announced in India”

Today’s smartphones are as powerful as computers ! Does your microSD card match up your performance hungry smartphone?

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Smartphones are becoming smarter and smarter with each passing day and that also means that they are more powerful than PCs and computers of yesteryear. Smartphones are also replacing point and shoot camera, MP3 music player, portable gaming device, GPS navigator, video cameras and in some cases portable video players. However, many consumers on the market may not be using their smartphones to its full potential and inferior microSDs are often the reason why. Let us examine how and why its important to have a microSD card that can match your phone’s performance.

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SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card with A1 specification, up to 100MBps transfer speed announced

At the CES 2017 back in January Western Digital introduced 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card as the world’s first microSD card that meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association’s SD 5.1 specifications. At the MWC 2017 this week it introduced even faster SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card with A1 specifications offering up to 100MB/s read speed and up to 90MB/s write speed.

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