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Toshiba Debuts 64GB SDXC Memory Card

8/04/2009 01:33:48 PM Eastern

Tokyo
- Toshiba today announced the launch of what it is calling "the world's first
64GB1 SDXC memory card capable of operating at the world's fastest data
transfer rate for reading and writing to a flash-memory card. "

The new card is the first to hit the market compliant with the
new SD memory standard, version 3.00 UHS104, which brings a new level of
ultra-fast read and write speeds to NAND flash-based memory cards: a maximum
write speed of 35MBps and a read speed of 60MBps.

According to Toshiba, the combination of large storage capacities
and increased data transfer rates will meet the needs of CE applications, such
as digital still cameras and digital camcorders, that require high bandwidth
data communication. For example, d-SLR cameras will be able to shoot longer continuous
bursts in the highest-quality RAW format. Similarly, with these cards, it will
be possible to download a 2.4GB video in about 70 seconds.

Toshiba unveiled 32GB and 16GB versions.

The cards will be available late in the fourth quarter.

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