SanDisk Storage – Faster & Faster

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Two new devices ranges were announced on Wednesday by SanDisk the giant of flash memory. In the way, new microSD cards and a USB keys, whose feature is their respective transmission speed. In fact it appears to be the highest in the market.64GB microSD at full speed

The group presents the microSD Extreme range with three new models ranging from 16 to 64 GB. These new cards boast data transfer rates of 80 MB/s read and 50MB/s write. Note that these new memory cards are also waterproof. The specification uses are unchanged, since it is necessary that the device is microSD or microSDHC and UHS-I (Ultra High Speed ​​1) compatible.Sandisk Extreme 64 GBThese new cards are then inserted between the microSD Ultra range boasting 30 MB/s read and write and microSD Extreme Pro range, which claims 95 and 90 MB/s read and write but which capped at 16 GB. Finally, the SanDisk microSD Extreme 16GB, 32GB and 64GB are available now to respectively 32, 59 and 118 €.

The USB in “Ultra” mode

The manufacturer is also launching a new line of USB flash drives presented as “high-performance” and have been dubbed the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0. As its name suggests, this series utilizes USB 3.0 and the transfer rate promised are up to 80MB/s (read and write by the looks of things). This actually exceeds the theoretical maximum throughput of 60 MB/s for USB 2.0. The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 are available in capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB for 20-78 €…

USB Ultra SandiskAn era steeped in speed…What do you think of these new devices and their performance? Do you think about conducting a purchase like that in the near future? Or is your normal “bog standard” storage good enough?

SanDisk Storage – Faster & Faster
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