The days are with us where something as small as an SD card can be faster than what SATA SSDs used to (and still do) accomplish. SATA is typically limited to around 500MB/s, where ADATA’s new card can blow past this and achieve speeds of up to 800MB/s. Making it a prime accessory for 4K recording and other data-intensive activities.
It takes advantage of the latest SD 7.0 specification, which brings PCIe to SD cards, evolving them into miniature NVMe solutions. With this, these new cards can achieve up to 800MB/s read and 700MB/s write speeds.
They are also reverse compatible with UHS-I devices, which means they can slow back down to V30 Video Speed ??Class with up to 100MB/s speeds. Allowing them to be swapped between older and modern devices without any need for additional cards or adapters.
They will be available in both 256GB and 512GB capacity options and will eventually become available at some of your favorite retail options. For now, ADATA has not given a specific release window nor have they shared any price information just yet.
You can likely expect them to be shipping soon though as the company won’t want to miss the holiday window coming up. You can also expect them to be priced quite a bit higher than your normal SD options that are currently out there.