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Samsung Introduces Fast microSD Cards for On-Device AI

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun sampling its 256-gigabyte (GB) SD Express microSD cards, which has a sequential read speed of up to 800 MB/s, and mass producing its 1-terabyte (TB) UHS-1 microSD card. Samsung plans to provide unique memory options for future mobile device mobility computing and artificial intelligence applications with its next-generation microSD card range.

Samsung is displaying the industry’s first 256GB SD Express microSD card with speeds four times faster than the current interface. The latest V-NAND technology is being used to mass produce Samsung’s 1TB UHS-1 microSD card.

Samsung Electronics Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team Hangu Sohn says, “Samsung has provided effective solutions to address the growing demands of mobile computing and on-device artificial intelligence.” This refers to Samsung’s two new microSD cards. “These memory cards, despite their diminutive size, deliver powerful performance and capacity comparable to that of solid-state drives (SSDs), thereby assisting users in getting more out of demanding modern and future applications.”

The first SD Express microSD cards can transfer 800 megabytes per second

Samsung has introduced an SD Express-based microSD card with high performance for the first time. A successful relationship with a customer to create a custom product led to this development.

Samsung’s SD Express microSD card offers SSD-like performance in a tiny form factor. Its low-power architecture and high-performance, heat-management firmware enable this. Previous microSD cards with UHS-1 interfaces have 104MB/s read speeds. SD Express was able to improve these rates to 985MB/s, even though microSD cards could not commercially accommodate it until recently.

Samsung’s SD Express microSD card can read data at 800MB/s, 1.4 times quicker than SATA solid-state drives (560 MB/s) and more than four times faster than UHS-1 memory cards (200 MB/s). This improves PC and mobile device computing. Dynamic Thermal Guard (DTG) technology keeps the SD Express microSD card at the right temperature even after long-term operation. This ensures the compact form factor’s reliability and performance.

The 1TB UHS-1 microSD card has cutting-edge 1TB V-NAND

SD-Express-microSD Cards

Samsung produced a 1-terabyte microSD card to enable high-capacity packing previously only possible with SSDs. This microSD card has eight layers of the company’s 8th-generation 1-terabit (Tb) V-NAND. The new 1 terabyte microSD card passes the most rigorous market test conditions and operates reliably in tough conditions thanks to its water, severe temperature, drop-proof design, wear-out protection, and X-ray and magnetic protection.


The 256GB SD Express and 1TB UHS-1 microSD cards will be introduced later this year.


How do new microSD cards vary from old ones?

High performance, with sequential read speeds of up to 800MB/s, faster than SATA SSDs and four times faster than UHS-1 microSD cards.
Storage may reach one terabyte (TB), equivalent to solid-state disks.
Water resistance, extreme temperature tolerance, drop-proof construction, wear and tear protection, and X-ray and magnetic field protection make the device durable.
Technology: This microSD card is the first to employ Samsung’s 8th-generation V-NAND and SD Express interface.

How do these microSD cards outperform others?

The SD Express interface in Samsung’s new microSD cards speeds up data transmission compared to the UHS-I standard used in most others.

How do faster speeds benefit users?

By speeding up program loading, file transfer, and picture and video editing, the user experience has improved.
Applications that need high bandwidth, such as high-resolution photography, mobile gaming, and 4K and 8K video, are supported.

How does 1 terabyte compare to other storage options?

The 1 terabyte capacity is similar to several solid-state drives (SSDs), making it portable and extendable for mobile devices and PCs.

Are these cards compatible with all devices?

The new cards work with SD Express devices. Check the product’s compatibility with your device before buying.

Samsung’s New microSD Cards Specifications

TypeSD Express microSD card (first in the industry)
Read Speed (Sequential)Up to 800 MB/s
Write SpeedNot specified
DurabilityWater resistant, temperature resistant, drop-proof, wear-out protection, X-ray proof, magnetic proof
CompatibilityPCs and mobile devices with SD Express slot
Cheekuru Bhargav
Cheekuru Bhargav
Cheekuru Bhargav has been writing Laptops, RAM and SSD articles for govindhtech from OCT 2023. He was a science graduate. He was an enthusiast of Laptops.


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