New SD card specification promises enough of a speed increase to capture HD Video

Bummed out by your slow SD cards? Good news: The SD Association announced a new specification called Ultra High Speed I for SDHC and SDXC cards of the future. The current write speed for SD cards is a pitiful twenty-five megabytes per second. This new spec will bump the speed all the way up to a hundred and four megabytes per second. That’s really impressive.

Electronista says “[…] UHS cards should have no trouble recording HD video or shooting continuous RAW photos.” If the real-life implementation is as good as the spec sounds, we’re in for a lot more availability of HD video recorders.

So, what do you think? Does the idea of having super fast memory cards excite you? Is the current speed of your medium holding you back? Let us know in the comment section, or you can hit me up on Twitter.

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