Samsung has unveiled its latest generation of high-performance memory cards – the PRO Ultimate SD and MicroSD lineup. Aimed at content creators and professionals, the new cards deliver lightning-fast speeds and hardy durability.
The PRO Ultimate series includes capacities up to 512GB and leverages the UHS-I interface. Maximum read speeds hit 200MB/s, allowing swift transfer of large 4K and Full HD video files.
Write speeds are rated at up to 130MB/s. The cards achieve 30MB/s minimum sustained write speeds, earning the Video Speed Class 30 (V30) rating for recording high-res footage.
For managing and quickly transferring tons of content, the PRO Ultimate MicroSD card attains an Application Performance Class 2 (A2) rating. This enables smoother app performance and faster launches.
Samsung has also upgraded the error correction capabilities through a new low-density parity-check (LDPC) engine. This enhances the card’s ability to detect and fix errors during data transfers.
The PRO Ultimate series boasts seriously rugged durability as well. Both models can withstand up to 72 hours submerged in water at a depth of two meters. They are also shockproof, x-ray proof, magnet proof, and can operate in extreme temperatures from -25°C to 85°C.
Samsung says the cards offer up to 10,000 insertions and removals, providing greater longevity. The SD card specifically touts 1,500G of maximum shock resistance.
A new 28nm controller brings a 37% power efficiency gain compared to previous generations. This allows longer continuous use before recharging connected devices like cameras or drones.
In terms of compatibility, Samsung states the PRO Ultimate SD card works with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, camcorders, desktop PCs, and laptops.
The MicroSD targets a wider range of devices including Android smartphones, tablets, Nintendo Switch, drones, action cams, and more. Of course, both function with Samsung’s own smartphones and tablets as well.
The PRO Ultimate MicroSD will be available soon globally, while the SD card launches in October 2023 worldwide. Pricing details remain unannounced for now.
With blazing peak speeds up to 200MB/s, V30 high-res video support, hardy durability, and optimized power efficiency, the PRO Ultimate series looks to be a content creator’s ideal memory card.
The mix of performance, endurance, and reliability is aimed precisely at professionals who capture loads of high-quality footage in the field. Samsung continues pushing what’s possible with ultra-fast removable storage.
As 8K video recording becomes more prevalent on cameras and phones, reliable high-capacity memory cards are crucial. The PRO Ultimate range offers peace of mind to power users who can’t afford lost or corrupted data.
Samsung retains its leadership position in the memory and storage market, now bringing its expertise to the next generation of SD cards. With the new PRO Ultimate lineup, high-speed removable storage is safer and tougher than ever.