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[The Verge] Samsung unveils world's first UFS memory cards — the successor to microSD

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What comes after microSD cards for removable storage? Samsung has the answer: UFS. The company announced today the world's first removable UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory cards, offering storage capacity of either 32, 64, 128, or 256 gigabytes, and performance speeds that simply blow older formats out of the water.

The UFS cards have sequential read speeds of up to 530 megabytes per second — five times faster than the best microSD cards. That means reading a 5 gigabyte, full HD movie in roughly 10 seconds, says Samsung, compared to a UHS-1 microSD card which manages the same feat in around 50 seconds.

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Up to 170MB/s write speeds as well.

These cards appear to be faster than some SSDs thumb.gif
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Derp, ok.. show me those random i/o numbers... biggrin.gif
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Will be on the GS8 i hope.
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MicroSD is pretty well entrenched, and can handle high bitrates just fine. I don't see this taking off.
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Up to 170MB/s write speeds as well.

These cards appear to be faster than some SSDs thumb.gif

Have you ever used USB drives or microSD cards so much that they stop working? I have... multiple times, ISO: Life expectancy based off of writes! thumb.gif
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Have you ever used USB drives or microSD cards so much that they stop working? I have... multiple times, ISO: Life expectancy based off of writes! thumb.gif

Not into photos, but a lot of my family are hugely into photography and/or do it professionally. This is a very common complaint I hear from them as well!
    
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Great, another socket to get adapters for.
     
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And the power needed? Because for mobile devices it's not all about speed rather all about battery life. You can easily have super fast stuff but the battery goes out fast too.
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530 megabytes per second

Boring!

That's got nothing on XQD, which is a card format that is connected directly to a PCIExpress 3.0 bus. Which gives it a max speed of 8Gb/s (1GB/s). The very first ones built ran at 1Gb/s read AND write.
It also supports up to 2TB+ capacities. All in a package roughly the size of a standard SD card. There's no micro version of it, but I'm sure that will come with time.

So Samsung announced this card format, that's obsolete before it's even released? Pass.
Edited by wedge - 7/7/16 at 12:48pm
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