Samsung Introduces New UFS Memory Cards That Are Way Faster Than MicroSD

Samsung Introduces New UFS Memory Cards That Are Way Faster Than MicroSD

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Samsung today unveiled the first removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard, for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices such as DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones.

The memory cards come in 32, 64, 128, and 256GB storage capacities and are much faster than the microSD cards currently in use.

Samsung Introduces New UFS Memory Cards That Are Way Faster Than MicroSD

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Samsung’s new 256GB UFS removable memory card ─ simply referred to as the UFS card will provide greatly improved user experiences, especially in high-resolution 3D gaming and high-resolution movie playback. It provides more than five times faster sequential read performance compared to that of a typical microSD card, reading sequentially at 530 megabytes per second (MB/s) which is similar to the sequential read speed of the most widely used SATA SSDs. With this UFS card, consumers have the ability to read a 5GB, Full-HD movie in approximately 10 seconds, compared to a typical UHS-1 microSD card, which would take over 50 seconds with 95MB/s of sequential reading speed. Also, at a random read rate of 40,000 IOPS, the 256GB card delivers more than 20 times higher random read performance compared to a typical microSD, which offers approximately 1,800 IOPS.

When it comes to writing, the new 256GB UFS card processes 35,000 random IOPS, which is 350 times higher than the 100 IOPs of a typical microSD card, and attains a 170MB/s sequential write speed, almost doubling the top-end microSD card speed. With these substantial performance improvements, the new 256GB UFS card significantly reduces multimedia data downloading time, photo thumbnail loading time and buffer clearing time in burst shooting mode, which, collectively, can be particularly beneficial to DSLR camera users. To shoot 24 large/extra fine JPEG photographs (1,120 megabyte (MB)-equivalent) continuously with a high-end DSLR camera, the 256GB UFS card takes less than seven seconds, compared to a UHS-1 microSD card which typically takes about 32 seconds, at 35MB/s.
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It will likely take some time before devices are equipped with support for UFS cards; however, Samsung could get things kicked off with the rumored Galaxy Note 7.



Samsung Introduces New UFS Memory Cards That Are Way Faster Than MicroSD
xoxo - July 11, 2016 at 11:32am
what about previous memory cards in DSLR's. their size does not match
1 of 220,000 - July 7, 2016 at 11:24pm
No WAY. That's WAY cool dude!
(>~>) - July 7, 2016 at 10:59pm
These will be great for Android Marshmallows merging feature to combine Internal and SD card storage to be one volume for the whole phone.
Great - July 8, 2016 at 3:37pm
What happens if the card gets corrupt. Does it mean the whole combined thing gets corrupt?
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