Kingston out 233x speed SDHC cards

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With speeds up to 60MB/sec. read and 35MB/sec. write, these appear to be the fastest SDHC cards available currently. Prices (including VAT) are quoted as £81 for 8GB, £163 for 16GB and £327 for the 32GB card, but there's no word as yet on availability.

Kingston Digital Announces Fastest SDHC Card in the Market
  London -- January 17, 2011 -- Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the new Kingston Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) UHS-I UltimateXX memory cards. The highest speed class available today, the UltimateXX meets standards set by the Secure Digital Association for next-level performance in Secure Digital (SD) card technology. Kingston’s UltimateXX memory cards are ideal for the serious photographer and videographer. Photographers will appreciate the ability to easily capture sequential shots that were once a challenge due to the speed limitations of memory. The UltimateXX also makes it easy to capture HD video. The performance of SDHC UHS-I memory card is optimised when paired with a UHS-I device, although the card is backwards compatible with Class 4, 6 and 10 equipment. “Kingston is pleased to be one of the first manufacturers to offer SDHC UHS-I memory cards to our customers,” said Jim Selby, Manager – European Product Manager, Kingston Technology. “Being a member of the SD Association enhances our ability to bring new technology to market. As the devices that support SDHC UHS-I become prevalent; our UltimateXX cards are at the ready.”   Kingston’s UltimateXX line meets the SD Association standards for the UHS-I speed class with speeds up to 60MB/sec. read and 35MB/sec. write. At this performance level, the write speed of SDHC UHS-I memory cards is more than three times as fast as SDHC Class 10 cards. The UltimateXX product line will offer capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. 

Readers can check prices on Kingston SDHC UHS-I at Amazon US.

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