ADATA Brings Out Premier ONE UHS-II SD Cards
ADATA has launched a new line of Premier ONE UHS-II SD cards, which feature 3D MLC NAND memory, up to 256GB of storage and are up to spec with V90 requirements regarding UHD video and 360-degree image capturing. The new SD cards are available now, though prices have not yet been announced; they are expected, however, to be firmly toward the high end of the market thanks to the V90 compatibility. The new SD cards are yet another ADATA product using NAND, a sign that the manufacturer is committed to this new type of memory.
ADATA had announced the Premier ONE UHS-II SD cards at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show during a demonstration, though why the company has waited to launch them is unknown. The new SD cards are water- and dustproof and can withstand temperatures from -25 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees, allowing for adventuresome photographers to take them anywhere they want, provided that their camera has an UHS-II interface. ADATA has brought out rugged electronics before, usually to great success.
Premier ONE UHS-II SD cards is available in SDXC and microSDXC variations and will come with either 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage. Data transfer speeds are nothing to sneeze at, with the SDXC clocking in at 290MB/s read speed and 260MB/s write speed, though it should be noted that the microSDXC variants suffer badly in this regard, managing only 275MB/s when reading and 155MB/s when writing.
Looking at the specs, the Premier ONE UHS-II SD cards seem to be a highly versatile line of products that offer high performance with rugged design, making them very attractive to photographers and videographers even without the V90 compatibility. Though the price is expected to be a little on the high end because of this, it should prove no impediment to such adventurers.
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