Adata Introduces Ultra High-Speed, Cost-Efficient SD and microSD Memory Cards

Adata Unveils UHS-I U1 Memory Cards with Affordable Price-Tags

by Anton Shilov
03/07/2013 | 08:00 PM

 

 

Adata Technology, a leading maker of DRAM modules and NAND flash storage products, has introduced its Premier series SDHC, SDXC and microSDHC, microSDXC memory cards, all of which implement the UHS-I U1 (compatible with SDA 2.0 speed Class 10) specification. The new cards utilize new high-performance UHS-I interface and are faster than typical memory cards. At the same time, Adata promises that the new products will be affordable.

The new Premier SDHC and SDXC memory cards are an economical option for those looking to utilize the speed of the UHS-I UI standard, with price points comparable to older class 10 cards. The new  Premier SDXC UHS-I U1 memory cards’ sequential read and write speeds are as high as 50MB/s and 33MB/s respectively, and random read and write IOPS are 1300 and 100. These transfer speeds allow the Premier series to easily handle the vast majority of processing and storage tasks required by today's digital cameras.

The Premier microSDHC/SDXC memory cards comply with the Secure Digital (SD) version 3.0 standard, at a speed class rating of UHS-I U1. Sequential read and write speeds are 50MB/s and 33MB/, respectively; and random read and write IOPS are 1400 and 100.

Three different packaging options are provided: single memory card, card with SD adapter, and card with reader.

All Premier cards benefit from added protective features, including: X-ray proof construction, resistance to extreme temperatures, error correcting code (ECC) and write-switch protection functions.

UHS (Ultra High Speed) is the new technology that enables higher bus interface speeds on Secure Digital high capacity (SDHC) and Secure Digital extended capacity (SDXC) cards. UHS-I defines interface speeds up to 104MB/sec. Some of the new UHS memory cards may have a U1 marking, which refers to the U1 speed class, which designates a minimum capture (write) performance of 10MB/s for recording streaming video content.

The new microSDHC UHS-I memory cards will be offered in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, and the new Premier SDHC UHS-I memory cards will be offered in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities. Premier SDXC and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards will be in 64GB only. All will be sold through designated agents and distributors.

Adata Technology also offers Premier Pro SDXC UHS-I U1 (64GB) and SDHC UHS-I U1 (32GB) memory cards with 95MB/s read speed and 45MB write speed. Smaller Premier Pro microSDHC UHS-I U1 (32GB) with 45MBs/40MBs read/write speeds is also available.