Samsung officially revealed a new flagship UHS-I memory card model “PRO Ultimate” in microSD and full-size SD form factors. According to the official information, this new PRO Ultimate lineup features a capacity of up to 512 gigabytes (GB) and a remarkable sequential read speed of up to 200 megabytes-per-second (MB/s).
“With the growing volume of high-resolution content generated from gadgets such as drones, action cameras and DSLR cameras, professional creators should be able to work with large–sized content seamlessly, whether they are writing, reading or transferring their data,” said Hangu Sohn, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “As creators rely on high speed and performance of the memory cards, the new Samsung PRO Ultimate significantly reinforces such needs through enhanced controller technologies and multi-proof protection features.”
- Read speeds of up to 200MB/s, the maximum speed achievable through the UHS-I interface and write speeds of 130MB/s.
- Seamless transfer of heavy-duty files such as 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) and Full HD (FHD) video with Video Speed Class 30 (V30) support.
- ECC’s Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code from a 1-kilobyte (KB) to a 2KB engine allows the PRO Ultimate to offer enhanced durability for a higher volume of write-and-erase cycles.
- Water protection for up to 72 hours in two meters of depth, drop-proof design from heights of up to five meters, wear-out protection for up to 10,000 swipes, as well as X-ray and magnetic protection.
- 28-nanometer (nm) controller adds a 37% improvement in power efficiency compared to Samsung’s previous lines including the 55nm controller.
- The Samsung PRO Ultimate SD card is compatible with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, camcorders, PCs and laptops, maximizing the ability to create, edit and transfer high-performance media across multiple devices.
It is available in three options – 128GB, 256GB and 512GB with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) ranging from $20.99 for the 128GB model to $64.99 for the 512GB card.
The PRO Ultimate microSD card with the card reader ranges from $28.99 for 128GB to $72.99 for 512GB. The PRO Ultimate SD card is offered in four storage capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, with MSRPs starting at $18.99 for 64GB to $84.99 for 512GB.
The PRO Ultimate SD card with the card reader ranges from $26.99 to $92.99 for the 64GB and 512GB cards respectively.
The PRO Ultimate microSD card is available now and the PRO Ultimate SD card will be available worldwide in October 2023.