A new SD card has been announced with more features. It was announced two days ago by SD association founded by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. It is specially designed to support a wide array of 4K2K television and video products. The card new card known as U3 is capable with minimum write speed of 30MB per second. It is based on the 4K video markets of the world. The new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 known as U3 will indicate products capable of recording 4K2K video and will operate exclusively on SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices and SDHC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices.
According to Brian Kumagai, The President of the SD Association said about this new SD card, “Our new UHS Speed Class 3 standard will give consumers and businesses more flexibility and capability as the market shifts to 4K2K video formats”. In comparison to the slower U1 card, U1 having a minimum speed of 10MB per second.
The new device which will allow for the UHS cards will be compatible with the U3 and will also work with all previous SD cards as well.
Note: UHS-I and UHS-II symbols indicate bus interface for data transfer. UHS Speed Class symbols, such as U1 and U3, indicate minimum write speeds for real time video recording.