For videographers shooting high-resolution video, the Taiwanese flash-card maker has two new choices with faster write speeds and capacities up to 128GB.
Your phone or tablet may not support all that capacity yet, but the SanDisk flash memory card could help those with too many videos, photos, music, or apps.
SanDisk has launched the world's first microSD card with a capacity of 128GB.
commentary The flash memory technology is inexpensive and ubiquitous, but it's also physically feeble. As it spreads up-market, pros and enthusiasts are stuck with its shortcomings.
Professional video buffs might be excited about Lexar's combination of speed and capacity, but the rest of us can look forward to more affordable mainstream SD cards.
Sony and Nikon brought XQD to market last year for higher-end cameras. This week, Canon and Phase One backed a rival memory card format, CFast 2.0. SD Card will mop up the mess.
The new cards will be aimed at 4G LTE smartphones and tablets that require faster performance for high-res photos and videos.
The cards, set to debut between April and August, have top-shelf data-transfer speeds reaching 95MBps.
A modernized dual-slot reader for CompactFlash and Secure Digital cards comes with a higher-speed USB 3.0 interface and support for new SD card designs.
The new, higher-speed version of USB is catching on in computers, and now photographers and videographers with overstuffed flash cards can benefit.