Toshiba claims the mantle of world’s fastest SD card

by James

Toshiba says their new SDHC cards are the fastest in the world.

Back in the golden age of ocean going travel, companies like Cunard, White Star and the like were involved in a travel style arms race, each vying for the fastest steam ship. And the winner was usually the one who travelled from London to New York in the fastest time (as signified by the Blue Riband Trophy). Well, tech companies are doing the same thing with SD cards, each vying for both the largest and fastest SD cards on the market. Toshiba is now claiming to have the fastest in the world … let’s take a look.

In today’s HD Video obsessed market, write speed is as important as storage size since cameras are writing tremendous amounts of digital data onto those SD cards. And Toshiba’s cards are claiming blazing read/write speeds of 95Mbps and 80Mbps respectively. With that kind of speed, videographers will also be able to enjoy faster transfer speeds once USB 3.0 is all the rage.

Look for them in sizes of 8GB to 32GB in SDHC and 4GB to 16GB in microSDHC formats, where all are compliant to the SD 3.0 standard and will be due in December – just in time to make excellent stocking stuffers.

Hat Tip – The Giz

4 reviews or comments

Andrew Says: September 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I just wanted to point out, 80mbps is 80 megabits per second (most data transfer speeds are in bits and not bytes), which is 10 megabytes per second. Therefore it would actually take 2 seconds to transfer the amount of data that your original hard drive could hold.

Johonn Says: September 3, 2010 at 7:40 am

I continue to be amazed by the ignorance of the writers of this blog… Not only is the writing style bad, and there are always spelling errors, they are even ignorant of the basics of electronics, such as the fact that 80mbps (megaBITS per second) is actually half as much as 20 megabytes, not four times more, per second.

Edwin Says: September 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Dear Johonn,

Thank you for pointing it out. We have corrected the post accordingly and will ensure due diligence in future posts. Thank you once again, and we hope that you will continue as a reader on our site.

Cheers! :)

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