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.