Panasonic Introduces New 8GB* and 16GB High-Speed SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards
Panasonic RP-SDY16G Memory Card
Berlin, Germany (September 1, 2010) – Panasonic announced today its newest 8GB*1 and 16GB SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards – the RP-SDY08G and RP-SDY16G. UHS-I is the new standard for higher-speed Bus interface defined by the SD Association as part of the SD Memory Card Specification Ver.3.01, which provides up to 104MB/s performance. Both memory cards have maximum data transfer speed of up to 60MB/s*2 and Class10 speed specification.
With the higher reading speed of up to 60MB/s, the 8GB and 16GB Memory Cards can transfer data to a PC more than two times faster than Panasonic’s current Memory Cards.*3 These also offer stable writing performance with Class 10 speed specification, ensuring highly-reliable 3D and full HD video recording.
Like the current Gold model memory cards from Panasonic, the RP-SDY08G and RP-SDY16G both incorporate Super Intelligent Controller (SICS), which is designed for high-level data protection. The Power Failure Protection function automatically retrieves data when power suddenly fails and preserves important data. This high power failure protection is certified by TÜV Rheinland, by passing their power on-off test*4.
More than ten times longer archival life has been achieved by the Refresh function. The Super Intelligent Controller automatically cleans up accumulated errors, extending card life. Also, Smart Data Writing equalizes the rewrite frequency on each writing area of the card to prevent rewriting in a specific area, thereby minimizing the defect risk of the card.
There are different speeds of SD card available. The official unit of measurement is the Speed Class Rating; an older unit of measurement is the × rating.
The following are the ratings of some currently available cards:
Important differences between the Speed Class and the traditional CD-ROM drive speed measurement ("×" speed ratings) are: