toshiba-microsdToshiba did make the headlines this earlier this week, and the Japanese company intends to cap it all off by debuting the fastest microSD memory cards in the world. These new microSD memory cards happen to be the first in the industry that complies with the High-Speed UHS-II Interface Standard. It so happens that this is the ultra high speed serial bus interface that has been defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20, and those who are interested will be able to choose from 32GB and 64GB capacities.

Being UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, these new Toshiba microSD memory cards will enable high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s. This translates to the ability to record 4K2K video, live broadcast and content on high-performance cameras without missing a beat or suffering from a drop in quality.

The 64GB cards do come with a maximum read speed of 260MB/s and a maximum write speed of 240MB/s. As for the smaller capacity 32GB cards, these have a maximum read speed of 145MB/s and maximum write speed of 130MB/s, which would represent an 8x write speed improvement and 2.7x read speed improvement if you were to take Toshiba’s existing 32GB microSD UHS-I cards and place them in a side-by-side performance comparison. There is no word on pricing details for either capacity just yet though. [Press Release]

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