High-Speed Memory Cards
Fountain Valley, CA—Kingston Digital, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, announced the SDHC UHS-I UltimateXX memory card for DSLR shooters and videographers.
The performance of SDHC UHS-I cards is optimized when paired with a UHS-I device, although the card is backward compatible with Class 4, 6 and 10 equipment. Kingston’s UltimateXX line meets the SD Association standards for the UHS-I speed class with speeds up to 60MB/sec. read and 35MB/sec. write. At this performance level, the write speed of SDHC UHS-I cards is said to be more than three times as fast as SDHC Class 10 cards.
The 233x UltimateXX product line offers capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. The cards also feature a built-in write-protect switch to help prevent accidental data loss.
With lifetime warranties, Kingston’s SDHC UHS-I UltimateXX cards come with the following MSRPs: 8GB, $69.99; 16GB, $179.99; and 32GB, $349.99.
In a related news, Kingston announced it is boosting support for USB 3.0 in 2011 and is developing a suite of USB 3.0 flash drive solutions to meet the needs of users of all levels as the technology becomes more widely accepted. Kingston will release its fastest USB 3.0 drive to date, the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0, which will serve as the flagship and be part of its HyperXperience line, a family of high-performance Kingston flash products that will include SSDs, USBs and cards. kingston.com