Samsung unveils the world's first UFS memory cards

10:12:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

It was just a couple week ago that Samsung showed off their fastest 256GB microSD card and today, the Korean company is showing off the world's first UFS cards. UFS or better known as Universal Flash Storage is the next generation of removable storage and is bound to replace microSD cards in the future.

Besides the slightly different pin layout which makes UFS cards not compatible with microSD card slots, UFS cards are designed to be as fast as SSDs. Samsung's first wave of UFS cards that they are announcing today features a random read rate of 40,000 IOPS and has a sequential write speed of 530MB/s which is up to 5 times faster than current microSD cards.

To put things to perspective, Samsung's UFS card can read a 5GB Full-HD movie in just 10 seconds. A high-end microSD card with 95MB/s will need 50 seconds to complete the same task.

These new Samsung UFS cards are the fast and small but there isn't any devices that currently support UFS cards. However, Samsung is promising that upcoming DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, drones, smartphones, tablets and electronic devices will be compatible with UFS cards. These first wave of Samsung UFS cards will come in 32, 64, 128 and 256GB options and expect to see more UFS cards being announced in the coming weeks.