We are currently in a generation where we’ve come to ignore small amounts of data. In terms of storage, 1 gigabyte (1000 kilobytes) is merely enough to carry us through what we need. That is the reason why companies evolved to using terabytes in their storages. There are, however, people who are not contented with what these have to offer. This is why the SD Association (SD) is currently on the lookout to release advanced SD cards.
As we all know, SD cards were what we used back then to expand the storage of our devices. Our mobile phones, our laptops, and even our TVs. Right now, the SDA has announced their plan of providing advanced SD cards with higher transfer speeds and bigger capacity.
The SD Express and the SD Ultra Capacity are two of their newest innovations that are still currently on board.
Basing it from their names, the SD Express would be a platform that allows transfer speeds anyone could ever imagine. The SD Ultra Capacity, however, is a storage extension that would give so much space for you and your beloved files.
The SD Express
If you want fast, then fast it is. The SD Express would allow transfers up to 985 megabytes per second; imagine transferring a full movie in just two seconds. This actually is the first of its kind, leaving the old-school way of connecting or bluetooth behind.
SD Ultra Capacity
While the SD Express proves speed is nothing but a mere conjunction to what technology can do and reality, the SD Ultra Capacity is a storage that could let you use up to 128 terabytes. Unsure of what a terabyte is? A terabyte is equivalent to 1000 gigabytes – yes, that’s how big it is.
As of the moment, the maximum storage that we currently have access to is just 2 TB. Imagine it erupting more than 32 times from its current state. For the speed, it’s kind of like a conservative jump because the world record we have now is at 624 megabytes a second and that can be done through SD UHS-3 specification which we knew about last 2017.
The SDA made the announcement about their advanced SD Cards probability last Thursday, 28th of June, 2018 at the Mobile World Congress at Shanghai, China.
According to the team, the SD Express’ faster data speed is the addition of PCI-Express technology. Graphics cards mostly use this technology and it’s going to be incorporated in file transfers. Moreover, SD Express cards may also be used like what we currently use; a solid-state drive (SSD) with its use of Non-Volatile Memory express (NVME) technology used by SSDs.
SDA President Hiroyuki Sakamoto said in a press statement:
With SD Express we’re offering an entirely new level of memory card with faster protocols turning cards into a removable SSD. SD 7.0 delivers revolutionary innovations to anticipate the needs of forthcoming devices and content rich and speed hungry applications.”
Could this be the change we are all looking for? Is this the right answer for the challenges we daily face. Let’s wait for further announcement on when these cutting-edge drives will be released. Stay tuned and follow us for more updates!