Samsung has been advertising SD and microSD playing cards for a couple of years now underneath the PRO Plus lineup within the UHS-I class. We looked on the 2020 lineup intimately a couple of years again. In 2021, the corporate up to date this product line with elevated learn/write speeds of 160 MBps / 120 MBps. Immediately, the corporate is saying new updates to the lineup with elevated speeds of as much as 180 MBps reads and 130 MBps writes. The brand new playing cards include a V30 video velocity class score, guaranteeing a minimal write velocity of 30 MBps even underneath worst-case situations.
On the microSD entrance, Samsung is touting A2 utility efficiency class for the brand new playing cards. These playing cards assure a minimal of 4000 random learn IOPS and 2000 random write IOPS underneath all situations. Given the rise in variety of use-cases for microSD playing cards over SD playing cards – cell gadgets, recreation consoles, drones, and motion cameras, the PRO Plus microSD lineup features a 512GB SKU for the brand new speeds. The PRO Plus SD lineup with the brand new speeds tops out at 256GB.
|Samsung 2023 PRO Plus SD and microSD Lineup|
|Launch Pricing (Card)||$60||$30||$19||$38||$22||$13|
|Launch Pricing (Card + Reader)||$65||$38||$26||$50||$30||–|
|Efficiency||180 MBps (R) / 130 MBps (W)|
|Pace Class||U3, V30, A2, Class 10|
The corporate can also be having choose SKUs obtainable with a bundled USB 3.0 card reader. Observe that UHS-I formally goes as much as 104 MBps solely. The upper speeds that make an look within the new SKUs’ packaging is enabled by proprietary extensions (different producers comparable to SanDisk and Lexar additionally undertake an identical technique). Customary UHS-I card readers could not ingest from / write knowledge to the brand new playing cards on the increased speeds.
The PRO Plus lineup continues with its promise of sturdiness (means to face up to excessive dealing with and storage situations). Mixed with the 10-year guarantee, Samsung continues to focus on skilled customers with the lineup updates.