Kingston has started rolling out the next generation of SD cards with a 64GB SDXC card. This new class of memory is compatible with most recent compacts and DSLRs, offering a ceiling capacity of 2TB and some impressively rapid transfer rates.
The only real downside is the price, which sits at £342.16 at the moment, the same as around 5 32GB SDHC cards. The faster rate and single unit of the SDXC does make it more convinient though, and prices are bound to drop once the card becomes more popular.
For more information go to www.kingston.com or see the press release
Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the next-generation Kingston SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) UHS-1 Class 10 memory card, one of the fastest cards available in the market today, especially beneficial for prosumers and broadcasters . SDXC is the next standard from the Secure Digital Association (SDA) for SD cards with storage ranging from more than 32GB up to 2TB.
Although only a handful of SDXC compatible devices are on the market today, more and more products are evolving their designs to include SDXC slots. Popular devices that will benefit from additional fast storage are cameras, camcorders, HDTVs (High Definition TV), Blu-ray Disc players, navigation devices, mobile phones and computers. Kingston’s 19-in-1 Media Reader is compatible with SDXC cards when connected to a PC with an operating system supports exFAT.
“Kingston is proud to bring an SDXC card to the market that helps users of compatible high-end digital cameras and camcorders realise the full potential of their equipment. The SDXC card allows continuous high-speed burst shooting in RAW format and hours of hi-def recording,” said Wendy Lecot, Flash card business manager, Kingston. “Adding the new SDXC card to our portfolio of Flash products paves the way for our network of resellers to meet market demand for photo and video applications as well as future generations of consumer products.”
The Kingston SDXC card is compliant with the SDA Memory Card Standard Version 3.01, UHS-1. UHS-1 stands for Ultra-High Speed Bus 1, which is the new architecture of SDXC cards. It is designed to reach speeds of up to a maximum transfer rate of 104MB/sec. and 300MB/sec. in the future. SDXC cards utilize the exFAT file system and are not backwards compatible with SDHC or SD cards. Kingston’s offering has read speeds of up to 60MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 35MB/sec.
The Kingston SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 will be available worldwide at the end of June and has a suggested retail price of £342.16. It is covered by a lifetime warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For information on SDXC card compatibility visit www.sdcard.org/consumers/using_sdxc/
Kingston SDXC UHS-1 Class 10
Dimensions : 0.94″ x 1.26″ x 0.08″ (24mm X 32mm X 2.1mm)
Weight: 0.09 ozs (2.5 g)
Speed: 10 MB/sec
minimum data transfer rate (Class 10); up to 60MB/sec. read and 35MB/sec. write rate
Bus Mode: Version 1, UHS104, up to 104MB/sec
Operating Temperature: -13º F to 185º F (-25º C to 85º C)
Storage Temperature: -40º F to 185º F (-40º C to 85º C)
Compliant: with the SD Card Association card 3.01 specification
Copy Protection: Support for CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media)
Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
Compatible: with SDXC host devices; not compatible with SDHC and standard SD-enabled devices/readers
File System: exFAT
Reliable: lifetime warranty