Kingston Elite Pro Secure Digital Card (SD/256-SCS)
Elite Pro family of SD memory cards are positioned intermediary among the other Kingston solutions of the kind. Their performance corresponds to 50x data transfer rate. However, if we take a closer look at the data mentioned on the manufacturer’s web-site, we will see that this value consists of the read speed up to 8.2MB/s and write speed of up to 7.7MB/s. Besides the 256MB card we are looking at this time, the product family also includes solutions with 512MB and 1GB storage capacity. The dimensions of the card are 24 x 32 x 2.1mm.
The card sells in retail for about $22.
Kingston Standard Secure Digital Card (SD/512)
Standard family of storage solutions from Kingston are the slowest memory cards in the entire Kingston SD product line. According to the company web-site, the manufacturer claims that these cards feature up to 5MB/s read speed, and up to 1.5MB/s write speed. Besides the card with 512MB storage capacity that we are testing today, the product line-up also includes solutions with 64MB, 128MB, 256MB and 1GB storage capacity. The size of the card is 24 x 32 x 2.1mm.
The retail price of the card is around $36.