These days it's highly likely that every now and then a new device launches, while when that happens it's a standard issue for Smartphone buyers, that after some point they're seen shouting for memory management issues. That's because any Smartphone/Device that launches has an essential on-board internal storage of let's say 16GB, While filling that 10-12GB remaining space to be specific is a very easy task. That's where memory card manufacturers come in and solve our day to day memory management problems very quickly. To be honest Device internal storage has higher read and write speeds, that's because the software is properly optimised and it's tied up with Android OS since particular part of the storage has been running it. So to accomplish and cope-up such kind of speeds on an external memory expansion slots is practically impossible, but technically we can get slightly similar rates if the Memory card has faster read and write access, to put it into better perspective- it should have higher class, which is a general term referred to understand the card speed globally. So just today, Transcend unveiled their latest and updated series of MicroSD memory cards termed as SuperMLC UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) microSD cards. What it's all about? Let's find out.
So Transcend is probably a well heard term in the competition of memory service providing manufacturers & since you're reading this you might be probably aware of Transcend's Global reach. So just few hours before, They announced an entirely new version of MicroSD cards which are focused to perform better than the traditional class 10 cards out there. These newly released SuperMLC microSD cards are said to have high-performance, solid endurance and a pretty decent temperature tolerance (about -40°C to 85°C), Apart from that they are all available for an affordable price range delivering a performance which is comparable to SLC Nand flash devices. These new cards will not only be able to perform on Mobile devices, but the higher speeds can let them be used for Industrial applications such as surveillance systems, medical devices, and POS devices.
SuperMLC UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) MicroSD cards (Highlights):
- Delivery of dominant speeds up to 95MB/sec, which is scorching.
- Exceptional Endurance & Material Reliability.
- These new cards will be backed up by Transcend's 2 Year limited warranty.
- Available in 4, 8, 16GB, and 32GB.
Fun Fact: Seems like we're going Old School.
Features and Trade-offs:
Well now you might be thinking how are they able to deliver such high speeds and still able to sell these cards for an affordable price tag? Well with great speeds come great responsibilities and little bit of trade-off. So the new SuperMLC MicroSD technology merges the 2 bits per cell programming approach into Single bit Cell, thus increasing performance which is better than Single-Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash. These new SuperMLC UHS-I U1 Memory cards have an excellent write speeds that can reach up to 95MB/sec, which is nearly 2 times faster than MLC flash chips. But now comes the bitter part, Even though the Write/Read Speeds have increased, the actual size capacity has reduced. But hey, You're getting much higher speeds than the conventional SD cards out there, They might even be supported for devices having 4K recording capability, though I need to confirm that with Transcend, I'll let you know about this in my final review.
Whereas on the other hand, Transcend’s SuperMLC microSD cards are Temperature tolerant(between -40°C & 85°C), fault-tolerant, offer exceptional endurance, delivering up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles*, which is 10 times more durable than MLC NAND flash. On the other side, the built-in Advanced Error Correcting Code (ECC) and S.M.A.R.T. function ensure reliable data transfer and self-monitoring capability which offers optimum protection & is ideal for demanding industrial applications. So that's about it, to know more about these Newly announced Transcend MicroSD cards you can head over here: Transcend. Pricing and availability will be soon unveiled, make sure you follow us on social media to be the first to know about this.
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