SDXC: New Memory Card Format Introduced
Today a new memory card format was introduced. SDXC, or SD eXtended Capacity, will be capable of fitting up to 2 terabytes of data onto a single card. The new technology also accelerates SD interface read/write speeds to 104 Mbps in 2009, with a road map to 300 Mbps set for the coming year. The SDXC specification uses Microsoft's exFAT file system to support its large capacity. A 2 terabyte SDXC memory card can store 100 HD movies, 60 hours of HD recording or 17,000 fine-grade photos. The first cards will be available later this year. Pricing for the cards was not revealed, nor have any handset manufacturers said they will support the new format.
SanDisk Debuts Two 256 GB MicroSD Cards
SanDisk today announce two new high-capacity microSD memory cards for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Both cards offer 256 GB of storage for photos, music, movies, and other content.
Samsung Reveals 256 GB MicroSD Memory Card
Samsung today announced the EVO Plus 256 GB microSD card, what it claims is the highest-capacity memory card available for sale. Samsung says the card can hold 33 hours of full HD video, 12 hours of 4K / UHD video, 55,200 pictures, or 23,500 music files.
Samsung Shows Off First UFS Memory Cards
Samsung today announced a range of Universal Flash Storage memory cards meant for today's intense video applications. The UFS spec has been used for embedded memory modules since 2015, but this is the first time UFS has appeared in removable memory cards.
Google Maps Gains New Offline/Roaming Powers
Google today launched two new features for Google Maps for Android: a Wi-Fi Only mode, and the option to store offline map data on removable memory cards. Together, the two features are especially useful for those traveling overseas, where data roaming is expensive.
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Now we can have map programs such as garmin loaded on a memory card instead of downloading on the go with programs such as telenav.
SSD's are good for laptops & netbooks.