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New SD card class will support 8K, 360 and 3D video at 90MB/sec

By Shawn Knight
Mar 4, 2016
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  1. The SD association, the governing body behind memory card standards, recently launched a new speed class designed to service the high-speed needs of 4K, 8K, 3D and 360 degree video recordings.

    The new Video Speed Class – part of the latest SD 5.0 specification – is the fastest speed class to date, delivering real-time multi-file recording for the highest video resolutions and qualities available. The minimum sequential write speed for Video Speed Class is 6MB/sec for a V6 card and 90MB/sec for a V90 card.

    The SD Association says V6, V10 and V30 cards should be adequate for high-definition and 4K resolution work while the faster V60 and V90 cards are reserved for 8K content. Up to this point, the fastest cards offered in the UHS Speed Class topped out at a minimum sequential write speed of just 30MB/sec.

    New memory cards will arrive with the Video Speed Class marking which consumers can match up to the markings on their devices. Personally, I spring for the fastest memory card I can (reasonably) afford at any given time to load into my digital camera.

    If you've purchased a high-end SD card as of late, you're probably wondering why 90MB/sec is such a big deal when there are already cards on the market advertising write speeds of up to 95MB/sec. The key words here are "up to" whereas the new Video Speed Class cards are boasting "minimum" write speeds.

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  2. Arturo

    Arturo TS Member Posts: 81   +26

    Good news. 128GB started to fall short.
     
  3. teddy

    teddy TS Rookie Posts: 57

    How about the 150 or 270 MB/s micro sd. are they good enough for the phones today ? just so we get lag free phones with sd cards support.
     
  4. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    I use these in my camera but don't like having too much on one card in case of failure. You lose too many shots, so after 20 or 30 shots, I swap cards anyways so a large size is unappealing for that case.
    Even so, I am glad WD is doing this, it might help sales figures.
     
  5. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    The lag on your phone isn't coming from the SD card
     
  6. teddy

    teddy TS Rookie Posts: 57

    just dont answer if you dont know :) I havent used sd card in 6 years now, never needed it. but im just asking, in case im buying one. and I dont want pics/vids/apps to lag bc of slow sd card. the phone doesnt lag at all, and I never had any lag on any samsung phone. lumia for that matter, had horrible lags after some hours use.
     
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  7. niklabs

    niklabs TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I have a phone with 64gb microsd, it's hardly to say there is any lag and it's coming from the card. Improving speeds on cards may turn the decision of Google who started the trend "No sdcard phones"
     

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