Samsung Introduces World’s First Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Removable Memory Card Line-up
Recent boom in removable storage in India. Samsung launched their first UFS cards. They are of the same size as MicroSD cards but promises a 5 time more speed upto 530 Megabyte per second.
What Is UFS Cards?
UFS is a new flash storage standard for consumer electronics devices. It’s designed as a next-generation replacement for eMMC (which is used for internal storage in devices like smartphones and tablets) and MicroSD cards (which are used as external storage by smartphones, DSLRs, etc). The standard is supported by a host of major tech companies, including Samsung, Toshiba, Micron, and Texas Instruments.
Available in different storage capacities as 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB they are a new assest for high-resolution mobile shooting devices, like DSLRs, 3D virtual reality cameras, action cams, and drones. According to samsung these UFS cards can read a 5GB full HD movie in just 10 second and their rival counterpart a typical UHS-1 MicroSD card can read 50 seconds with 95MB/s of sequential reading speed.
These cards reduces the downloading time for multimedia data, thumbnail photo loading time and buffer clearing time in burst shooting mode.
CNET reviewed and said that UFS are not market friendly as they are not compatible with the existing devices that use microSD.
“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,” said Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering, Samsung Electronics.
“By launching our new high-capacity, high-performance UFS card line-up, we are changing the growth paradigm of the memory card market to prioritize performance and user convenience above all.”
To achieve the highest performance and most power-efficient data transport, Samsung’s UFS cards support multiple commands with command queuing features and allows for simultaneous reading and writing, thereby doubling throughput.
Users will have to wait to get their hands on one however, as the company has yet to announce the price and availability of the new cards.