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Samsung introduces world's first removable UFS memory cards

Samsung unveils UFS microSD memory cards with capacities up to 256 GB
Samsung UFS memory cards
The new UFS cards come with sizes between 32 GB and 256 GB, delivering a significant performance boost compared to the solutions currently available on the market.

Samsung has just unveiled the world's first JEDEC UFS 1.0-based removable memory cards "for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices such as DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones." These cards are much faster than the microSD cards currently on the market and come in sizes up to 256 GB.

According to Samsung's senior vice president of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering, Jung-bae Lee, "Our new 256GB UFS card will provide an ideal user experience for digitally-minded consumers and lead the industry in establishing the most competitive memory card solution." This card is more than five times faster than a typical microSD card, offering sequential read speeds op 530 MB/s, as well as a random read speed of 40k IOPS (a typical microSD only provides around 1,800 IOPS).

The storage capacities of the new UFS memory cards include 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. There is no information about their prices available at this time, but they should hit the market later this year, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-07- 7 (Update: 2016-07- 7)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.