Toshiba Introduces UHS-II Exceria Pro SD Cards

Toshiba has announced its UHS-II Exceria PRO N502 SD cards, a new line of memory cards for the European market designed specifically for capturing 4K and 8K ultra-HD video.

The Toshiba UHS-II Exceria PRO SD cards, which will come in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, have a minimum data transfer speed of 90MB/s, the requirements for the Video Speed Class 90 ranking. This rating vastly exceeds the U3 and Class 10 designations the cards also carry. The maximum read speed is 270MB/s, while the maximum write speed is 260MB/s.

In addition to being x-ray proof, shockproof and waterproof, the Exceria PRO N502 SD cards can withstand temperatures ranging from -13 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit without condensation. Each card includes a five-year warranty when purchased through an authorized retailer.

The cards appear to be limited to the UK, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey for the time being, No prices were announced.

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