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SD Cards To Triple In Speed Next Year

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By Chris Scott Barr

If you’re not happy with the transfer rates of your current SD cards, you’ll be happy to know that they are once again getting a speed increase. The new standard, currently bearing the incredibly boring name of ‘Specification Version 4.00′, is set to launch next spring. As of now, the maximum transfer rate is 104Mbyte/s. The 4.00 spec will effectively triple that speed.

The new standard will require extra pins in order to achieve the greater speed. (The above chart is especially descriptive regarding this.) Thankfully the newer cards will still work in older devices, albeit at a slower speed. I’m still waiting to see a 2TB card, which has been the theoretical maximum size since the SDXC standard was announced earlier this year.

[ TechOn ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]








  • mcman

    This will be relevant next year. Please return to this article then.

  • Jessicat

    Taking weekend photos every weekend and taking at least 25 per day during that weekend. I transfer loads of pictures and this would be a needed benefit for me.

  • Nikkita Croix

    I'm excited, soon I'll be able to say “Yay! I'm so excited it's finally here. I feel like I've been waiting FOREVER, even if it has only been since last December.”

  • Nikkita Croix

    I'm excited, soon I'll be able to say “Yay! I'm so excited it's finally here. I feel like I've been waiting FOREVER, even if it has only been since last December.”