Toshiba announced Tuesday that it will offer a 64 GB SDXC memory card that it claims can beat its rivals in terms of speed of data transfer for reading and writing to the card.
The new cards can offer a maximum write speed of 35 MB per second and read speed of 60 MB per second.
The combination of large storage capacities and increased data transfer rates should help meet the needs of consumer electronics devices such as digital cameras and camcorders that require high bandwidth data communication, said Toshiba.
For example, digital SLR cameras will be able to shoot longer continuous bursts in the highest quality RAW format, with the new cards, said the company and it will also be possible to download a 2.4 GB video in 70 seconds.
At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, the SD association announced the SDXC or the Secure Digital Extended Capacity format. The new standard applies to cards with capacities more than 32 GB and up to 2 TB, compared to the SDHC standard, which applies to cards with capacities greater than 2 GB and up to 32 GB. The maximum data transfer rate for SDHC cards is 104 MB/s, with plans to increase it to 300 MB/s.
No word yet on pricing for these cards. Samples of the card will be able in November and it is likely to reach consumers early next year.
Specifications of the 64 GB SDXC card [Toshiba]