ADATA Shows Off Its First 256GB microSDXC memory card
ADATA showcased a new leap forward for the manufacturer at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show with a 256GB microSDXC memory card, the first time the company has fitted this much storage on such a device. Though the ADATA 256GB microSDXC is currently not for sale yet, it is expected to come on the market at some point in the future. The company has, at this point, not indicated a price yet.
The new ADATA 256GB microSDXC card will have a write speed of 260 MB/s, a data transfer speed of 275 MB/s and also come with a guarantee that it will not fall below 90MB/s as it carries Class 10, U3 and V90 labels. ADATA has utilized 3D MLC NAND flash memory, produced by SK Hynix, in their new memory card and is only the second manufacturer to use the NAND architecture after Patriot.
ADATA is also one of the first manufacturers to incorporate a UHS-II bus in a microSDXC memory card, which likely means that the company is aiming for industrial, high-end use of their product. The ADATA 256GB microSDXC card would likely not make that much difference on the regular consumer market, but would be perfect for use in supercomputers and enterprise-focused machines.
CES 2017 has been the NAND conference it seems, as more and more smaller, independent manufacturers have announced products that use NAND flash storage. Mushkin is a great example: this rather modest company announced two high-speed SSDs that can store up to 2TB at a price point that would not have been possible using any other memory architecture. It will be interesting to see how this new technology affects the market moving forward.
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