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Toshiba to Launch the World-Fastest Class SDHC Memory Cards

Starting new brand of SDXC and SDHC memory cards compliant with UHS-I
14 Mar, 2012
Image of EXCERIA_TM, Toshiba_s new SDXC and SDHC memory cards compliant with UHS-I

 

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will launch a new line of high performance SDXC and SDHC memory cards under a new brand name, EXCERIA™[1], that will bring to market SD memory cards offering the highest performance levels available.

EXCERIA, a combination of "excellent" and "experience" offers cards compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I[2], and includes versions offering the world-fastest class[3] data transfer speed[4]. The new products will be launched from April in Japan, with distinctive labeling.

The SD memory card has emerged as the data storage card of choice in all kinds of personal digital equipment. As the performance of digital equipment has advanced, SD memory cards offering faster data transfer speeds are necessary to support such functions as recording HD movies, continuous image shooting with digital camera and short transfer times when copying data to other devices.

Toshiba's EXCERIA SDXC and SDHC memory cards will offer fast data read and write speeds and full compliance with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I. The minimum recording speed is compliant with UHS speed class 1[5] and SD speed class 10[6]. Products will be launched in three series, EXCERIA Type 1, Type 2 and Type HD, each offering three versions with different capacities.

The Type 1 series products integrate new controllers that realize the world-fastest class of data transfers, with a maximum read speed of 95MB per sec and a write speed of 90MB per sec. Type 2 series products offer a maximum read speed of 95MB per sec and a write speed of 60MB per sec, while Type HD products have a maximum read speed of 90 MB per sec and a write speed of 30 MB per sec.

Toshiba, a world leader in the NAND flash memory business, will continue to meet market demands by enhancing its line-up of high performance SD memory cards.

Notes:
[1]
EXCERIA is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
[2]
UHS-I is the ultra high speed interface in SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 that delivers data at a rate from 25 to 104MB per sec.
[3]
As of March 2012
[4]
Maximum data transfer speed may vary depending on the host device and file size.
[5]
When it is used in UHS interface compliant device, the minimum read and write speed is 10 MB per sec.
[6]
The minimum read and write speed is 10 MB per sec.

Outline of New SD Memory Cards

1. EXCERIA Type 1

Product Name  Capacity  Maximum Transfer
Speed 
Price  Start of Sales
(Plan)
Read  Write  
SD-GU032G1  32GB  95MB/s  90MB/s  Open  July, 2012
SD-GU016G1  16GB  95MB/s  90MB/s  Open  July, 2012
SD-GU008G1  8GB  95MB/s  90MB/s  Open  July, 2012

2. EXCERIA Type 2

Product Name  Capacity  Maximum Transfer
Speed 
Price  Start of Sales
(Plan)
Read  Write  
SD-GU064G2  64GB  95MB/s  60MB/s  Open  August, 2012
SD-GU032G2  32GB  95MB/s  60MB/s  Open  August, 2012
SD-GU016G2  16GB  95MB/s  60MB/s  Open  August, 2012

3. EXCERIA Type HD

Product Name  Capacity  Maximum Transfer
Speed 
Price  Start of Sales
(Plan)
Read  Write  
SD-GU032GH  32GB  90MB/s  30MB/s  Open  May, 2012
SD-GU016GH  16GB  90MB/s  30MB/s  Open  April, 2012
SD-GU008GH  8GB  90MB/s  30MB/s  Open  April, 2012

Note:
Product names above are for the Japanese market.

Key Features (All EXCERIA series)

  1. Compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-104, which defines 104MB per sec as the fastest data transfer speed under the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I.
  2. SDHC memory cards (32GB, 16GB, 8GB) are interoperable with SDHC host devices compliant with SD Memory Card Standard Ver.2.0.
  3. Integrates highly secure CPRM copy protection technology.
  4. The minimum recording speed is UHS speed class1 and SD speed class 10.

Specifications

1.  EXCERIA Type 1

Product Name  SD-GU032G1  SD-GU016G1  SD-GU008G1
Capacity  32GB  16GB  8GB
Speed
Class 
UHS-I
Mode 
UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode  Speed Class 10
Maximum Read Speed  95MB/s
Maximum Write Speed  90MB/s
Interface  SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK≤208MHz
Signal Voltage  UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage  2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard  SD Memory Standard Ver.3.01
File Format  FAT32
External Dimensions  32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx.  Approx. 2g

2. EXCERIA Type 2

Product Name  SD-GU064G2  SD-GU032G2  SD-GU016G2
Capacity  64GB  32GB  16GB
Speed
Class 
UHS-I
Mode 
UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode  Speed Class 10
Maximum Read Speed  95MB/s
Maximum Write Speed  60MB/s
Interface  SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK≤208MHz
Signal Voltage  UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage  2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard  SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.01
File Format  exFAT  FAT32
External Dimensions  32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx.  Approx. 2g

3. EXCERIA Type HD

Product Name  SD-GU032GH  SD-GU016GH  SD-GU008GH
Capacity  32GB  16GB  8GB
Speed
Class 
UHS-I
Mode 
UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode  Speed Class 10
Maximum Read Speed  90MB/s
Maximum Write Speed  30MB/s
Interface  SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK≤208MHz
Signal Voltage  UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage  2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard  SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.01
File Format  FAT32
External Dimensions  32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx.  Approx. 2g

Note:
Product names above are for the Japanese market.
*
SDHC memory cards (32GB, 16GB, 8GB) can be used only in SDXC or SDHC compliant devices integrating FAT32 file format.
*
SDXC memory cards (64GB) can be used only in SDXC compliant devices integrating exFAT file format.
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