For professional photographers and content producers, Samsung has just unveiled PRO Ultimate, their new top-tier UHS-I memory card series. As of now, users worldwide will be able to purchase the PRO Ultimate microSD card. The memory card comes in both microSD cards and is now readily accessible around the world with sequential read rates of up to 200 MB/s and write speeds of 130 MB/s, while the PRO Ultimate SD card won’t be available until October. A ten-year restricted warranty is included with the new PRO Ultimate memory cards. Users will also have access to options with card readers built in for both sizes and all capabilities.
The fastest read and write rates allow the smooth transfer of larger files like 4K ultra-high definition.
(UHD) and Full HD (FHD) video with support for Video Speed Class 30 (V30). The PRO Ultimate delivers improved endurance for a greater number of write-and-erase cycles, all credits to enhancements in the ECC’s Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code from a 1 to 2 kilobyte engine. The new cards also include X-ray, magnetic, shock, and up to 72 hours of water protection at a depth of two meters. They also have drop-proof construction from heights of up to five meters and wear-out protection for up to 10,000 swipes.
Compared to Samsung’s prior lines, which included the 55nm controller, the new 28 nm controller offers a 37% increased power efficiency. Through this, users can use their devices for prolonged periods of time without the need for regular recharging. From -13°F to 185°F, or -25°C to 85°C, it can also function at high temperatures. Further, a shock resistance of up to 1,500g is offered by the PRO Ultimate SD card. The PRO Ultimate microSD cards range in price from $20.99 for the 128 GB to $64.99 for the 512 GB and come in three storage options: 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB.
From $28.99 and $72.99 for the 128 GB and 512 GB variants of the PRO Ultimate microSD card with a card reader. Further, with the 64 GB and 512 GB cards, the PRO Ultimate SD card with card reader costs around $26.99 and $92.99, respectively. The MSRPs for the PRO Ultimate SD card range from $18.99 for 64 GB to $84.99 for 512 GB and have storage options of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
Hangu Sohn, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, stated, With the growing volume of high-resolution content generated from gadgets such as drones, action cameras, and DSLR cameras, professional creators should be able to work with large-sized content seamlessly, whether they are writing, reading, or transferring their data.”
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