Toshiba is to launch two series of SD Cards with higher level data transfer rates and read-write performances.

Toshiba is to launch two series of SD Cards with higher level data transfer rates and read-write performances. The ?high-speed series? will offer a maximum data transfer rate of 5MB a second, while an ?ultra high-speed series? will push transfer rates to as high as 20MB per second, double the rate of any other Toshiba SD cards. Both series will be rolled out this November.

Back in May the SD Card Association introduced the SD Speed Class, defining three minimum data transfer rates for next generation SD Cards: Class 2 supports a minimum data transfer rate of 2MB a second; Class 4 supports a minimum 4MB a second; and Class 6 a minimum 6MB a second. Toshiba is first in the industry to announce the launch of Class 4 and Class 6 products.

Both the high-speed series Speed Class 4 SD Cards and ultra high-speed series Speed Class 6 SD Cards will be available in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacities. The SD Speed Class will be clearly stated on the card and its packaging, allowing users to select the card that manufacturers specify for use with their digital products. Applications will include video recording with high performance digital cameras.

Toshiba expects Speed Class to become an integral part of SD card specifications, and to prove popular with users by indicating which Speed Class SD Card is best matched with which product.

Find out more information at www.toshiba.co.uk