ProGrade Digital has released an updated line of UHS-II microSDXC cards that offer improved read and write speeds at a lower cost than ProGrade’s previous microSDXC lineup.
The new microSDXC UHS-II V60 memory cards feature read and burst write speeds up to 250MB/s and 130MB/s, respectively, a 50MB/s increase in both departments compared to their predecessors. The cards only guarantee 60MB/s sustained write speeds, as denoted by the V60 label, implying they can’t maintain the 90MB/s needed for a V90 stamp. Despite the increased performance, the lineup, which now includes a 256GB option will retail for much less than the cards they’re replacing.
The 64GB, 128GB and 256GB cards retail for $34.99, $54.99 and $99.99, respectively; that’s $15 and $45 less than the previously available 64GB and 128GB cards, respectively. In addition to a three-year warranty, all cards will come with a UHS-II SD adapter and ProGrade’s Refresh Pro software for keeping tabs on the health of the cards.
It doesn’t appear as though other retails have listed the new cards yet, but both the 64GB and 128GB versions are available to purchase on ProGrade Digital’s website. The 256GB option will be available sometime in the second quarter of 2020, according to ProGrade Digital.
|The old 200MB/s microSDXC cards||The newer 250MB/s microSDXC cards|
Something worth keeping in mind when looking for these cards is to make sure you’re getting these new, updated cards, rather than the old cards. The design on the cards is effectively identical with the only noticeable difference being the read speeds printed on the cards. The old cards will read ‘200MB/s’ while the new cards will read ‘250MB/s.’