Memory Card reviews comprise SD, microSD, Compact Flash (CF), XQD and other flash memory card reviews that analyze specific performance and other attributes of memory cards. Memory Card reviews describe which applications the flash cards match: smartphones, tablets, DSLRs, point and shoot digital cameras, and so on.
by Adam Armstrong

Lexar C1 microSD Reader & JumpDrive C20c Flash Drive Review

USB-C is a new interface that has the benefit of being omnidirectional (meaning it can face up or down and still work, just not sideways). On top of that several devices can be powered through the port including a new slew of notebooks, mostly from Apple. The biggest drawback has been lack of adoption and therefore lack of third parties making USB-C compatible devices. With the new release of Apple’s current generation MacBook Pro along with releases form Dell, Lenovo, and HP, USB-C is more prevalent and more devices are coming on the scene. Lexar has recently added a handful of USB-C devices including the Lexar C1 microSD Reader and Lexar JumpDrive C20c Flash Drive.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces UFS Removable Memory Cards

Samsung has announced the industry’s first removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard. UFS is a technology specifically designed for mobile applications and computing systems that require high performance with low power consumption, such as high-resolution mobile shooting devices, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones. The new UFS memory cards come in capacities of 256GB, 128GB, 64GB and 32GB. 

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by Tucker Mindrum

Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSD Memory Card Review

Samsung’s expansion of their EVO Plus memory card line marks them as one of the first vendors to offer 256GB of storage in a microSD form factor. As with most major memory card vendors, Samsung has added the 256GB model to accommodate the growing resolution of pictures and videos and devices that capture them such as GoPro cameras and drones; with the new EVO Plus, users can store up to 55,200 photos, 33 hours of HD video, or 12 hours of 4k UHD video.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSD Card Announced

Samsung has announced the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card, which is touted as the maret’s highest capacity microSD card for its class. Designed for smartphones, tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras, and even drones, consumers can record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video (or 33 hours of Full HD video) on their mobile device without having to change or replace the memory card. The new 256GB capacity doubles the storage of the previous Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSD card, which was released last year.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Announces New Ultra-Fast Portable Storage

Today SanDisk Corporation announced a handful of new portable storage devices including what they are claiming as the world’s fastest microSD card. SanDisk is announcing the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is what they are stating as the fastest transfer speeds in the world, 3 times that of current cards. SanDisk is also release a SD card aimed specifically at connected automobiles, SanDisk Automotive flash storage solution. And SanDisk is announcing a new USB Type-C flash drive.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Storage Solutions At CES 2016

Toshiba has announced several storage solutions at CES 2016, including the Canvio Premium, A series of portable hard disk drives (HDDs) featuring both USB Type-A and USB Type-C compatibility; the Transmemory EX Dual, a dual port Type-A and Type-C flash drive engineered for quick and easy transfers between devices; the Canvio for Desktop External Hard Drive, a high capacity storage solution in a compact design; and the TransferJet Wireless SD Memory Card Class 10, designed for users who require both speed and convenience.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Releases New SD Cards And A New Flash Drive

Today Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. released 3 new flash products. Toshiba has released a new TransMemory U202 USB 2.0 flash drive. And they have released two new SD cards, the Exceria N301 SD Card and the Exceria M301 microSD Card. Each of these new devices runs up to 128GB in capacity.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Toshiba FlashAir III SD Card Review

Toshiba has released a third generation of their FlashAir Wireless SD card (called the FlashAir III). This card is available in 16GB or 32GB capacity and comes with a wireless LAN chip and antenna for wireless transfers to computers, smartphones, and tablets. Subsequently, the FlashAir III allows users to more quickly share media from their camera to social media. This card would benefit both professionals that desire a faster turnaround as well as amateur photographers.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Toshiba Exceria Pro SD Card Review

Toshiba's new Exceria Pro expands the company's line of SD cards to include a performance-focused model geared towards industry professionals. With quoted transfer speeds of 260MB/s read and 240MB/s, the Exceria Pro is in line with other popular professional SD cards on the market. This release represents a big step in both performance and price for Toshiba; before the Exceria Pro, their top SD card was the Exceria, which provides roughly half the performance at slightly over a quarter of the price. This is also Toshiba's first SD card line to include a 128GB model. Professionals looking for top-of-the-line performance out of a quality brand should strongly consider the Exceria Pro.

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by Lyle Smith

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Review

The Lexar Professional 2000x is the company’s latest top offering in their SD card portfolio, catering to media enthusiasts and professionals who require quick capture and transfer of both high-quality photos and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. To achieve this high-speed performance, Lexar’s new cards leverage UHS-II technology, allowing for quoted read transfer speeds up to 300MB/s, which is double the performance of the 1000x model. For added flexibility, the cards also support UHS-I devices at UHS-I speeds, and are backwards compatible with older generation cameras and readers by performing at Class 10 speeds when being used with these non-UHS devices.

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